Death of Stedman Matthew, Shrine Administrator

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dear Friend of St. Jude: It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Stedman Matthew, the long-time administrator and organizational backbone of the St. Jude Shrine at St. Dominic Church, San Francisco, passed away last week. Please pray for the soul of this devoted disciple of Jesus and promoter of St. Jude, […]

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A “Happy” Death?

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today, upon learning of a friend of our friars who was now in hospice care, we offered a “Mass for a Happy Death” for her. It sounds a bit macabre, does it not, a “happy” death? What’s so “happy” about it? Part of it comes from the vagaries and history of the English language, the […]

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