Friday, November 28, 2008

Edna: born during the reign of Leo XIII...


Supercentenatians are fun!

Edna Parker just died on Wednesday in Shelbyville, Indiana at the age of 115! Please pray for her soul.

She was born on April 20, 1893 in Indiana and got married in 1913. She never drank or smoked. She even lived to see her own great-great-grandchildren. Edna, please pray for us!

Maria de Jesus of Portugal, who was born Sept. 10, 1893, is now the world's oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
AP photo from the Internet.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are encouraging the idea of instant salvation... was this woman even Catholic?

The good Fr. Z even asks prayers FOR him and NOT TO him after his own death, and he is an alter Christus!

Think of the potential to reach your audience with a sound theological message next time, JP.

Thanks,

Geoffrey said...

The Holy Souls in Purgatory are able to pray for us on earth, and Catholics are forbidden to say any specific soul is in hell, so it stands to reason asking someone who has died to "pray for us" is entirely acceptable as we in turn pray for them.

No unsound theological message received here! Love the blog!

Anonymous said...

Was the woman Catholic? If not, what reason do we have to believe that after over a century of rejecting the true Church she is in Purgatory? and that she can pray for us?

Geoffrey said...

Granted we don't know if she was a Catholic or not, but check out the Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 846-848.

And once again, Catholics are forbidden to say any specific soul is in hell, this late woman included. Does that mean we don't pray for the repose of her soul "just in case"?