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Mary, Mom

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.

19 thoughts on “Mary, Mom

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. My condolences, Mike.

  7. With prayers and sympathy to you and your family Mike.

    -Michael Ripple

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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

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

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

    See you soon in Jerusalem!


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