I encourage Catholics to read St. Robert Bellarmine on the fifth rule of the art of dying well, as death draws near, which is making a will. An excellent read.
In my will it is stipulated that black vestments be worn at my Requiem Mass. And no flowers in the church. A time of mourning.
No Flowers? Interesting. I did not go to my first funeral until after the wreckovations were established.ReplyDelete
Black Vestments? Can they be used in a “Mass of the Resurrection”?
I am one who will be in desperate need of prayers for my soul, and dread my rites being all happy-clappy.
I too would want the celebrant to wear black vestments; wearing white is an insult to the bereaved, a denial of their grief.