By John Grondelski

Arthur Hughes, “Home From the Sea (The Mother’s Grave),” 1862. In the background, the boy’s loss is symbolized by the ewe and lamb separated by a gravestone.

“Have you seen the dead leaves fall in the sad autumn twilight?” says St. Josemaría Escrivá. “Thus souls fall each day into eternity. One day, the falling leaf will be you.”

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