Gratitude in the Midst of Grief

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on gratitude and grief after the death of his father-in-law Deacon John H. Purk:

“John and Patty, his wife of 43 years, gave me the greatest joy of my life: my wife, Christine. I am a much better man because of the woman she is. And, of course, she is the woman and wife she is, in no small part, because of her own mother and father. It is impossible not to feel immense gratitude even in the midst of grief.”

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The Death of St. Joseph by Luca Giordano, c. 1696 [Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna]