Monday, February 21, 2011

Dying With Jesus and Mary:

Matt C. Abbott column
Dying with Jesus and Mary

Matt C. Abbott
Matt C. Abbott
February 21, 2011

I never had the pleasure of meeting Claudia Avignone, but I know she was a woman of deep faith. That faith, however, was tested when she was diagnosed with brain cancer in late 2009. The mother of three sons suffered greatly the last several months of her life, and yet she also experienced mystical phenomena that left her family with a profound peace when she died on August 15, 2010.

The following is a moving letter, written by the Avignone family, of Claudia's final days in this world. Many thanks to David Avignone for permitting me to reprint the letter in this column.

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