Rosa Mystica: A Commonplace Book

Rosa Mystica: A Commonplace Book

Memento mori and the mystery of our faith

When we remember death, we meditate on the central mystery of our faith: that death has been transformed by Jesus Christ. Not just a vague and general death but our own personal death. Jesus’ death and resurrection can have a direct impact on every person’s life and death if we accept his saving grace. Therefore, memento mori is not an abstract idea, it’s personal and concrete. Remembering death for the Christian is absolutely inseparable from remembering what Jesus has done for each one of us.

Sr. Theresa Aleitheia Noble, FSP, Remember Your Death: Memento Mori Lenten Devotional