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Ron do you still think Russia will stand idly by when the invasion of Europe comes even with theyre new found religious fervour. Will they not be compelled to act in defence of other Christians. ps thanks for opening up the comments again.
Yes, they will not become involved. WW3 starts with a nuclear bomb attack. They will not want to be involved in a war with extremists who have nukes and who could easily move a nuke across land routes into Russia.
Maybe you don’t know that I can pray even now for the happy death of even my great-grandfather. For the Lord, the past doesn’t exist, the future doesn’t exist. Everything is an eternal present. Those prayers had already been taken into account. And so, I repeat that even now I can pray for the happy death of my great-grandfather.— A story taken from C. Bernard Ruffin’s Padre Pio
My great-grandfather died in battle during World War 1. How can it be that I can pray for a happy death for my great-grandfather who died in a battle?
What did Saint Padre Pio exactly mean by this statement that one can pray for the happy death of someone that passed away a long time ago? I do understand that God is not limited in time but it does not make sense when you know someone suffered a horrible death.
A happy death is first and foremost a death in the state of grace. Secondly, it is a death after receiving last rites. The suffering is not at issue. A happy death is not one without suffering.
What about someone who you know who apparently died unrepentant? Can we continue to pray for them that they have a happy death?
Even though it is possible to pray for someone in the past, it is not our duty to do so. We should be praying for the persons in our lives today, and the souls in Purgatory. I don’t recommend praying for a happy death for persons who already died. That was a hypothetical discussion, not advice.