November 19th.  At the widowed retreat the group prayed the Stations of the Cross for Widowed People.  “You know why we have a 15th Station,” Antonette asked. “The 15th Station is a reflection on hope.  Because all of us, who miss our spouses so much, have a need to see them again, to know that death is not the end and that they are with God, waiting for us, to be reunited. 

Scripture: those who are accounted worthy to attain to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage for they cannot die any more, being sons of the resurrection.  Luke 20:27-40.   Pope Francis:   Indeed for your faithful people Lord, life is changed not ended, and when this earthly dwelling turns to dust an eternal dwelling is made ready for them in heaven. From Preface for the Dead. The better we live on this earth, the greater the happiness we will be able to share with our loved ones in heaven. AL 258.