Richard Collins's Funeral
A Requiem Mass for Richard will be held on
Tuesday 21st October at 12 noon
at St David's and St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Dew Street, 9 Fountain Row, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SX.
Please could you let us know if you will be attending.
We were greatly supported by The Paul Sartori Foundation whilst Richard was ill. We received extraordinary compassionate care from wonderful hospice nurses in the nights leading up to Richard's death. As such, in lieu of flowers, we would request donations to be made to The Paul Sartori Foundation. Donations may be sent c/o The Treasurer, Paul Sartori Foundation, 31 Haven Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 1DU
Enquiries can be made to Roy Folland and Son Funeral Directors, 01437 763821.
When I was in hospital I found the long nights awake particularly hard. So, I imagined Christ in His cell the night before Calvary and I joined Him there.
I took great comfort from the fact that I was able to share my suffering alongside Him.
Over the nights that followed, more visitors came to the cell. St Therese de Lisieux, the Venerable Fulton Sheen, Pope St Pius X, Padre Pio.
I began to look forward to my night time meditations and even added a priest friend also suffering with terminal cancer.
It was quite a group that gathered each evening; we began to pray for friends and family in need (including yours).
This has been a great source of comfort and understanding and, every evening, I remember ..... and yourself in my prayers.
May this small excerpt of correspondence serve to edify readers of this blog and may we learn to imitate the good example, courage, fortitude, charity and seeking of God's Face illustrated by this servant of God. May his soul and the souls of the Faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.