Was being at the foot of the Cross rewarded with natural death?


#1

The Apostle John, Mary Magdalene and the Blessed Virgin – are these the only ones who died of natural causes? It seems most of the Apostles died a martyrs death – except, of course, Judas.

Was being at the foot of the Cross rewarded with a natural death?


#2

Dear M,

St. John was the only apostle to die of natural causes. But some consider his death the most difficult martrydom because he lived in old age such a long time–well over a hundred.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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