Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Friday, May 19, AD 2017

Larry McClarey

Lawrence Charles McClarey

Birth:  September 5, 1991

(Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian)

Death:  May 19, 2013

(Pentecost)

[53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. [54] And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. [55] O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

1 Corinthians 15:  53-55

 

12 Responses to Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

  • “Pro Amore Usque Ad Victimam.” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

    For love, to the sacrifice of my life.

    In our spiritual journey we will hopefully come to this profound offering, this offering in our own state in life. For most of us it’s a small offering. A commitment to serve God and offer more than an hour a week Mass attendance. For St. Kolbe it was “all in,” and complete. Somewhere in between we fall in this spectrum.

    For Larry it was all in.

    The very same Jesus Christ who held the victim Kolbe in his arms on the fourteenth of August in 1941, carried Kolbe home.
    Home to a celebration. They made it in time for the feast of the Assumption.

    In like manner Jesus held Larry in his arms to celebrate the beginning of Christ Church, Pentecost. The gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Jesus saw completion in both of the lives of our brothers. He saw perfection.

    Pro Amore Usque Ad Victimam!

  • Thank you, Philip for saying what is in my heart. May God embrace us each and every one. Now, we pray to Larry McClarey

  • Mary De Voe.
    God is so good to us!
    He writes with broken stubby pencils.
    May we be fit instruments in the Pure Hands of Our Mother Mary who interceded for the groom and bride and now for the wine stewards who clumsily partake in distribution of the Kings wine.
    Let us not spill a drop.

    Peace Mary.

  • May he rest in peace. Each evening I remember in after-Rosary prayers for my beloved (they loved me better than I did them, something I work on every day) departed, I include Lawrence Charles. I know he is among the saints and near to Jesus.

  • He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

    Rest in peace Lawrence, and God’s peace be with you Donald and your family as you remember him.

  • I will say a prayer for Larry and the Donald McClarey family that we all gain understanding that God’s will for us and the actions He takes are always the best thing that could happen.

  • Thany you my friends. The anniversaries tend to be hard days, but yesterday was not so bad. Of course our grief for those who die in Christ is for ourselves rather than those now in bliss. Intellectually I understand this, but emotionally is still another matter.

  • If you figure out how to bridge that intellectual vs emotional gap, please share.
    “I miss him” is pretty small words for what they mean.

  • Has it already been 4 years? My continued condolences, Don, for you and your family.

  • Continuing condolences and prayers.