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In memoriam

Helen Hull Hitchcock

August 19, 1939 - October 20, 2014


Prayers after Death
from the "Handbook of Prayers", Midwest Theological Forum
(The following prayers may be recited immediately after the person's death and may be repeated in the hours that follow)

Saints of God, come to her aid!
Come to meet her, angels of the Lord!

R. Receive her soul and present her to God, the Most High.

May Christ, who called you, take you to Himself;
May angels lead you to Abraham's side. R.

Give her eternal rest , O Lord,
and may your light shine on her for ever. R.

Let us pray. All powerful and merciful God, we commend to You Helen, Your servant.
In Your mercy and love, blot out the sins she has committed through human weakness.
In this world she has died: let her live with You for ever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen

V. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.

R. And let perpetual light shine upon her.

V. May she rest in peace.

R. Amen.

V. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.



Helen Hull Hitchcock was also editor of the Adoremus Bulletin  a monthly publication of Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy, of which she is a co-founded. She was also the founding director of Women for Faith & Family and editor of its quarterly journal, Voices. She is survived by James Hitchcock, professor emeritus of history at St. Louis University and their four daughters and six grandchildren.

She has published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals, and was the author/editor of The Politics of Prayer: Feminist language and the worship of God, (Ignatius Press 1992), a collection of essays on issues involved in translation. She has contributed essays to several books, including Spiritual Journies, a book of "conversion stories" (Daughters of St. Paul).

She also lectured in the US and abroad, and has appeared frequently on radio and television, representing Catholic teaching on issues affecting Catholic women, families, and Catholic faith and worship.

ARTICLES from other sites:

US Bishops Focus on Family, Religious Freedom at Spring Meeting, by Helen Hull Hitchcock, June 18, 2014, links to story in The Catholic World Report




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