The Mystery of the Soul

Posted on 31. Oct, 2019, in Church Teachings, Community, Death, Saints1 Comment

In this piece Dermot Roantree, editor with Jesuit communications, talks about the biggest mystery of all – the mystery of death. He explores the days of All Saint and All Souls and says that for some mysteries like death, it may be better that we don’t expect answers, but only ask questions. Drawing on lyrics from the Leonard Cohen song, “Who by Fire?” he says that we may never really know where death is leading us or calling us, but to live with its reality makes us all more appreciative of the everyday miracle of life. He also talks about his own experience of the death, in particular his parents and how they are still with him in startling ways.

Miriam Gormally began by asking him about how he views the days of All Saints and All Souls.

One response to “The Mystery of the Soul”

  1. Suzanne Ryder says:

    This is no trivial interview. I love the honesty Dermot uses, especially as he quoted his mother in her human questioning. I too have had experiences of those whom I knew in this present life and have died. I believe that the Communion of Saints work with us and call on them often.