Her patience at the airfield, in this world of machines and offices that is beyond her, waiting without a word, as old women have for millennia all over the world, waiting for the world to pass. And then very small, a bit broken, on the immense ground, toward the howling monsters, holding her well-combed hair with one hand…

Maman. What was her silence saying. What was this mute and smiling mouth screaming. We will be resurrected.

–Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959

43 Replies to “JANET M. KING: OCTOBER 11, 1927-SEPTEMBER 25, 2012”

  1. May she rest in peace.

    Love and prayers,

  2. Prayers assured from here downunder in New Zealand Heather. Your mom will now be with the good Lord. I lost my on mother just 3 short years ago so I know the sadness you will be experiencing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

  3. May she rest in peace. You are all in my prayers…
    With love, Lizzie

  4. I am very sorry for your loss, Heather. I will continue to pray for you and for the whole King family.

  5. Oh Heather. I am so sorry.

    And yet…her union with her Beloved has come. Prayers going up for her soul, and for God's grace and comfort on your family.

    Blessings, NY Mom

  6. In paradisum deducant te Angeli:
    in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
    et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.
    Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
    et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

    Our Lady, comfort of the sorrowing, pray for Janet, for Heather, and her family. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.

  7. May the angels lead her into Paradise.

    May Mary console you as you grieve the death of your dear mother.

    At last, peace.

    God bless you, dear Heather. Wish I was there. I'd bake some bread along with a casserole.

  8. Amen.

  9. My deepest sympathies, Heather.

  10. May God who is close to the broken-hearted sustain you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in my prayers.

  11. God rest her soul.

    May he grant peace to you and your family as you grieve.

    Brotherly love, in-Christ.

  12. Prayers for you, your mother, and family.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Our family will be praying for your family. May God bless her soul.

  14. Peter Hundt says: Reply

    Dear Heather,

    May she rest in peace.

  15. Prayers and sympathy.

  16. Many things about life and death remain a mystery but as Christians we are assured that the promise of Christ, evidenced by His resurrection, will be fulfilled and Janet King is with her Lord. Take comfort in that knowledge. Mourn your mother and continue your important work. God bless you and her.

  17. Anonymous says: Reply

    God bless you and your sweet mother. We will offer Mass for her at the Word on Fire Chapel. Please know that you are in our prayers.

    All my love,

  18. Beautiful SOF memorial to honor your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Love you Heather!
    Tracy R.

  19. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I mourn and rejoice with you~

    (when I came upon Owen's closing to his comment–"Brotherly love"– I read it as "Butterfly love," which I thought might also be a beautiful expression in a time like this)

  20. Ah the Requiem. So appropriate.

    The timing of my visit was not so good. Back in VA now an wish I could help somehow.

    Losing your mother will be harder than imaginable.

    My prayers are with you and a whole legion of vocations I have contact with have been praying for a while and continues to be in motion.

    God love you and yours.

  21. May the angels carry her to her rest.

    Am praying for you and your family, dear Heather.

  22. Anonymous says: Reply

    Your Mother is now in the joy of Heaven. Peace to you and your family.

  23. I am just a reader of Shirt of Flame and the St. Therese book. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. There is nothing like it, I am sure. May Our Lady of Sorrows comfort you in this time of loss.

  24. Anonymous says: Reply

    God bless you, Heather. My Rosary for you tonight.

  25. Anonymous says: Reply


    God bless your sweet Mother's children and grandchildren. They will need His strength and comfort. She is at rest in His heavenly home.


  26. The angel who took your mum into heaven has a name. It is Sarah. God bless you and your mum.

  27. Dear Heather—Peace, love and prayers to you and your family. And this fragment from a poem by my beloved George Santayana, who died in Rome sixty years ago today…

    "I give back to the earth what the earth gave,
    All to the furrow, nothing to the grave.
    The candle's out, the spirit's vigil spent;
    Sight may not follow where the vision went."

  28. I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

  29. Heather Im sorry …May the Peace of the Lord be with your Mom ,you and your family

  30. I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear mother Heather. Praying for continued peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father for you and your family.

  31. Heather, I'm very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. My Deepest Sympathy, Christine

  32. May the angels lead her into Paradise.

    God bless you Heather.

  33. Deepest condolences and prayers. And may God give you peace as well.

  34. Kathryn B. Winston-Salem, NC says: Reply

    Love and peace to you and yours. Praying for His comfort and presence to surround you and uplift you.

  35. "May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest."

  36. Anonymous says: Reply

    May perpetual light shine upon her.
    My deepest sympathies.

  37. My prayers are with you and your family. May God's Grace and consolation be with you right now.

    Take care Heather.

  38. I will hold you and your family in my prayers. May God's consolations and grace be with you now.

    Take care Heather.

  39. I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers. {{{hugs}}}

  40. Anonymous says: Reply

    May she rest in peace. This is what she has been longing for– to be with her Lord.
    My prayers are with you during this time, Heather.

  41. You are in my prayers Heather. My mother just left Minnesota to head to Florida after living with us for two, wonderful months. The pain of seeing her go is softened by thoughts of our time spent together and the hope that we will see each other again soon. As she left, my thoughts turned to wondering just how deep the pain will be when she does leave this world. Oh Heather, I am so sorry about your loss.
    Prayers and love,
    Ellen from Minnesota

  42. Heather, I'm so sorry.
    I pray you are enveloped with peace and comfort and tenderness in the midst of your grief.
    With love & prayers, Carie

  43. You are in my prayers.

    And, "What was her silence saying. What was this mute and smiling mouth screaming. We will be resurrected." is simply beautiful!


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