“I can understand the anguish felt by those who have lost a much-loved person, a spouse with whom they have shared so much. Jesus himself was deeply moved and began to weep at the death of a friend.” Mourning a loss of a spouse has its challenges but we Catholic believe Jesus never judges or abandons us as we struggle with our grief while journeying into a new life. Pope Francis continues to say that pastoral care is necessary to “help the grieving person to realize that, after the loss of a loved one, they still have a mission to carry out.” -Pope Francis (Source: angelusnews.com)
To those who have lost a spouse, the Catholic Church is with you in your sorrow and grief. We pray for your healing, and that you may flourish in your vocation as you draw closer to Christ, the Suffering One.