To the Editor:
On Friday, Jan. 1, our brother-in-law, Tony Galietti, was in important issue thanks to COVID. The medical center in North Jersey wherever he was receiving his treatment educated our household that no monks ended up permitted to administer last rites because of to COVID constraints.
On our way back again to LBI that night, we named St. Francis and spoke to one of the friars to see if we would be capable to administer past rites considering the fact that we are equally eucharistic ministers. Just after listening to our plight, he kindly explained that we were being not in a position to do so and that the COVID limitations have compelled all of us to run in distinct techniques.
He then discussed that the intention of our spouse and children to take this motion was just as impressive as a priest physically being existing. He explained that God’s grace is stronger than any bodily limitations this pandemic has presented. He asked for our brother-in-law’s name and instructed us he would say a prayer and share his name with the other friars to do so as very well. The reassurance of his words and phrases was specially essential at this kind of a hard time for our family members.
Tony handed peacefully the next morning with his loved ones by his side. We know he did so with God’s grace also being by his facet. We never did inquire for the friar’s title even so, we needed to thank him for his kindness.
Greg and Isabel Fath