“love is the beauty of the soul.” – st. augustine


This morning after the final blessing at St. Christopher’s 9:00 Mass, Father Hynes announced that at 10:30 the funeral mass would be held for 15-year old Briana Lawson, who’s been the topic of so many conversations in and around Stuart after she was tragically killed in a car accident last week.

In his beautifully resounding Irish brogue, Father then began to recite an excerpt from one of William Yeats’ earliest poems, “Stolen Child,” written in 1889,

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”

Even if like me, you don’t know Briana, please say a prayer of comfort for the hearts of her family members and friends, and for her innocent, young soul as she sees our beautiful Savior, face to face.


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