Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2020 / 14:30 pm
As the coronavirus continues to spread, many people find themselves confronted with their mortality for the first time. One religious sister, who has created a ministry helping Catholics find hope in their faith when faced with the reality of death, says they need help.
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an order dedicated to spreading the faith through modern media. She is also the author of several publications on the theme memento mori, remembering your own death, all of which aim to help the reader develop spiritual practices and disciplines which acknowledge the reality of death.
She told CNA Tuesday that in the "relatively unprecedented" situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been forced to consider their own deaths "in a different way altogether, almost communally."
Catholics have a special role to play in this time, she said.