Death & Dying – Catholic Moments

About Death & Dying

Rev. John LaFarge, SJ (1880 – 1963) was raised in a family that could be considered American aristocracy. His father, John LaFarge was a world renowned artist. His mother Margaret Mason Perry was the granddaughter of Oliver Hazard Perry, victor of the Battle of Lake Erie (1813). His family lived among the American elite in Newport, Rhode Island. When John told his family of his plans to enter the seminary, they were not pleased. What seemed to bring them around was a family friend, Theodore Roosevelt, who stated that John had a vocation from God, and that this was the life he should follow. Read more.

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