Today my brother would have been 54. This picture was taken in 1975, at a tree planting camp in the Rockies. I ask Joe to pray for the conversion of my other brothers and my father, and I offer this prayer for Joe's soul:
O gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Your departed servant (Joe).Be not severe in Your judgement, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon him, and send, O merciful Savior, Your angels to conduct him to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.