We are not Catholic and we were all raised as Baptists, however, for about a year and a half I’ve come to know and trust the Catholic faith (just a bit). Unfortunately, I can’t convert as my husband – a divorcee – refuses to seek nullification of his marriage.
My issue is my son, who was 20 and suffering mental illness and took his life two months ago. He suffered terribly from OCD and intrusive thoughts. He was faithful and two days before he died he told me he “Wanted to die for God.” I had no idea at the time he would even think that suicide was a valid way to do that. It actually gave me a bit of hope – as he was faithful and read the Bible daily I thought he was re-dedicating his life. I didn’t realize how “out of his mind” he was.
I know that he died committing a mortal sin, but that hopefully he repented in his last moments. Please pray for him in Purgatory that he may be healed and at peace.