Mary, Mom
Sunday February 27th 2011, 6:43 pm
Filed under: pilgrimage,Site News

Mary (DeMarco) Aquilina, born Nov. 5, 1916, died Feb. 27, 2011. Our last long conversation was about the phrase “gratia plena.” May she know the fullness. May she enjoy the rest. With my father. With our Father.

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May God make His servant Mary’s memory eternal and may He comfort you in your loss. I will remember your mother in my prayers.

Comment by Fr Gregory Jensen 02.27.11 @ 6:52 pm

“Her children rise up and praise her.” (Prov. 31:28)

Comment by M. Swaim 02.27.11 @ 8:02 pm

Oh, Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. What a privilege to see Mary’s beautiful picture here. May your dear mother rest in peace with our Lord.

Comment by Karen Edmisten 02.27.11 @ 8:21 pm

Mom is the star of the foreword to Karen Edmisten’s outstanding book The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary.

Comment by Mike Aquilina 02.27.11 @ 8:37 pm

Losing your mom is always hard. May God grant her peace and you solace.

Comment by Faith 02.27.11 @ 8:51 pm

My condolences, Mike.

Comment by Carl Sommer 02.27.11 @ 10:19 pm

With prayers and sympathy to you and your family Mike.

-Michael Ripple

Comment by Michael Ripple 02.27.11 @ 10:58 pm

What a beautiful woman, Mr. Aquilina! May the Comforter tend to your family in the midst of grief, and may hope remain in the One who holds her life.

Comment by David Hallowell 02.28.11 @ 3:40 am

You spoke of your Mom to me on many occasions. I cannot begin to know how you’re feeling now, Mike. Just know my prayers are with you.

Comment by Bob Pegritz 02.28.11 @ 12:29 pm

God bless, Mike. My condolences to you and your family.

Comment by Bill Burns 02.28.11 @ 5:02 pm

With the saints, O Christ,
give rest to Your servant Mary
where there is no pain,
sorrow, nor mourning,
but life everlasting.

Comment by Vito 02.28.11 @ 5:54 pm

I am very sorry to hear this. May she rest in peace.

Comment by Maureen 02.28.11 @ 11:48 pm

Dear Mike, Mike Ripple and I are good friends, and through him I am a new reader of your blog. Know that I will remember your Mom in my thoughts and prayers, as well as you and your family.

Comment by Father Len Stoviak 03.01.11 @ 12:37 am

You were blessed to have had her for so many years, but often that makes the pain of parting even greater. I am grateful that she is in the hands of the Lord whom you both love so much.

Comment by CHICK O'LEARY 03.01.11 @ 10:42 am

I’m so sorry to hear this. May God’s light shine upon her, and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, be with you and your family.

Comment by Elaine T 03.01.11 @ 5:03 pm

I will offer my Mass this evening, Mike, for your mom’s eternal rest – and for God’s consolation for you and your family.

Comment by Fr. Phil Bloom 03.07.11 @ 6:00 pm

Dear Mike, Your loss is God and your father’s gain. What a beautiful smile and love the hat. Was she looking at Jesus or you? I don’t think either of you need prayers but I will pray for you all anyway.Anna

Comment by Anna Guida 03.12.11 @ 2:15 pm

Mike, May you mother find eternal rest and joy with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Comment by MQ 03.18.11 @ 10:10 pm

My condolences, Mike. I’m sure she’s very happy where she is now.

See you soon in Jerusalem!


Comment by Maryella 04.17.11 @ 8:58 am

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