grief & Loss

Reproduction of La Pieta by Michelangelo

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

~MATTHEW 5:5

They shall no more hunger nor thirst, neither shall the sun fall on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall rule them, and shall lead them to the fountains of the waters of life, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

~revelation 7: 16-17

All the sacraments, and principally those of Christian initiation, have as their goal the last Passover of the child of God which, through death, leads him into the life of the Kingdom. Then what he confessed in faith and hope will be fulfilled: "I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come."

The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is "away from the body and at home with the Lord."

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 1680-1681

Catholic Miscarriage Support website

Practical and spiritual support for Catholics who have lost a child to miscarriage. A wonderful website run by a lay Catholic couple who have experienced the grief associated with miscarrying a child first-hand. There are tons of resources and information on this website that can offer you support and hope during your time of grief.

Resources for Grieving 

Online Ministries at Creighton University

Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic University in Omaha, Nebraska since 1878. This is a great website with resources for grieving including: Prayers for Grieving, Resources for Those Who are Grieving or Supporting Others in Grief, as well as other online resources. You can also choose to listen to a talk on grief by Mary Ann Vail titled: "Seeking God When We Seem Lost in Grief."