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Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP
#MediaNun | Lover of Truth | Former Atheist | Author
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble is at the forefront of reviving the ancient discipline of memento mori (“remember your death”). She was inspired by her order’s founder, Blessed James Alberione, who kept a skull on his desk to remind him of his inevitable death. After a spiritual retreat in 2017, Sr. Theresa Aletheia received a ceramic skull from one of her sisters and she has been meditating on death daily ever since.
Memento mori or “remember your death” is a phrase long associated with the practice of remembering the unpredictable and inevitable end of one’s life.
Reflecting on death is not a morbid affair, it is a healthy and often healing practice that helps us accept the inevitable with hope. The eternal life promised in Jesus Christ is our ultimate, hoped-for end. Embracing the reality of death helps us live a better life now.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”