“…to die is gain.”
A former atheist turned religious sister who has been doggedly, lovingly, and gently pursued by Truth.
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP is a former atheist who, thanks to the grace of God, has returned to the faith she was raised in and now tries to help others bring their loved ones back to the faith. A few years after returning to the Church, she heard God calling her, so she left her job in Silicon Valley to join the Daughters of St. Paul. She is the founder of the Memento Mori project and author of The Prodigal You Love: Inviting Loved Ones Back to the Church. She now lives in Boston where she serves at the Pauline Publishing House in the Editorial Department.
A Legacy of Memento Mori
You could say that Memento Mori is in Sr. Theresa Aletheia’s blood. The Noble family operated a funeral home business in the late 1880s. The funeral processions were conducted with horse-drawn hearses.
The practice was kept in the family even with the advent of the popular use of automobiles where the processions were done with a fleet of Packards, as you can see from this photo from 1920.
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
—St. Paul to the Philippians