Living Memento Mori: My Journey through the Stations of the Cross
In whatever you do, remember your last days, and you will never sin.” —Sirach 7:36.
The “Memento Mori” or “remember your death” practice is an active reflection on one’s mortality in order to live a more holy life. This powerful and inspiring book is a wonderful tool to assist in the contemplation of one’s life, death, and the afterlife (traditionally known as the “Last Things”). Writer Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, is at the forefront of the movement to revive the “Memento Mori” tradition in the Church. Written by Emily DeArdo, this unique book aids in that contemplation. DeArdo shares with the reader her inspirational story; diagnosed at eleven with cystic fibrosis, she shares her keen awareness of her own mortality and the lessons she has learned along the way. Using the Stations of the Cross as a framework and drawing on the medieval practice of Memento Mori, DeArdo leads the reader to a trust in God’s Divine Providence through suffering, life, and death pointing us always closer to the Lord.