A note to us from the Poor Clare Colettine Nuns in Wales.
Dear Little hearts, This is a precious witness to love and faith, what love and faith can do for a family. Please remember them all, lovingly all your sisters.
Eternal Rest grant unto Anthony Strauss, O Lord
and let Perpetual Light shine upon him.
May his Soul and the Souls of all the Faithful Departed
through the Mercy of God,
Rest in Peace.
On Thursday afternoon (December 29, 2011), just after 3 pm, Hour of Mercy, while Anthony’s parents held him in their arms, dear little Anthony passed on into the Loving Arms of Our Eternal Father. He was surrounded in prayer and song by his family and friends as he entered into His Father’s House to join his beloved sister, Gloria!
God reward you all for your prayers…and please continue them for Anthony and the entire Strauss family.
Someone created a photo montage and in it there are quite a few pictures of Anthony with his dear sister, Gloria who passed after a long battle with cancer. You see him, after her death, holding a big picture of her during the memorial held in a large high school gym. There has been a child’s book and an adult book written of the miracle of Gloria’s short life and dying/death…called Gloria’s Miracle. I was told that it was translated into Polish where there has been much prayer to Gloria for intercession.
Now, little Anthony is with his sister Gloria! May they pray for us all!
Below are some pictures I thought you would treasure seeing.
Gloria said that praying the rosary was the only time that she didn’t feel pain.
Jesus said in Mark 10:14 ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. ‘
Heaven belongs to children. When a childs dies, he goes to heaven, to the heavenly Father. There is where These children are right now.
Jesus accomplishes His Word. He added also. In John 14: 1-3
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Jhn 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Jhn 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
So, received in their hearts the peace of God.
As I read this story, it touched my heart deeply with everything this young family has experienced. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child, and two is unimaginable. God blessed you with a beautiful family. You loss a child September 2007, I buried my mother July 2007. My mother Kathy died in my arms of Congestive Heart Failure. The loss is life changing. I will never be the same. I was grieving a loss during the time you loss your daughter. I would like to tell you that God Kingdom is made of such….the children. Our Lord Jesus Christ died, so that we may have life again. The promise of the resurrection should bring you comfort with the knowledge and faith that you will not only see your children, but be reunited with them again. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your story, it touched my heart very deeply.
Archdiocese of Chicago
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