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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2010, 03:06:47 PM »
November 18, 2010.


Robert. I'm thinking of you. I talked to you this time 3 years ago. The last time I laid my eyes on you. The last time we exchanged words.
My heart aches remembering you, my dear friend. Time is supposed to heal old wounds, but your death is as fresh this time of the year.

You passed this world on the early mornings of November 19, 2007.

You are always in my prayers, Rob. I miss you and love you.

God forgive you...


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #61 on: November 18, 2010, 03:11:28 PM »
Your beautiful smile will never fade.
Your kindness will never be forgotten,
like the first rose bud to bloom in spring,
you stand out from the rest.

I miss you so much, Rob.
I love you, bro...


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2010, 03:20:02 PM »
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Matson,


Forgive me for not writing to you in person, for the tears that well in my eyes prevent me from writing in paper and pen. It has been almost 3 years since we met at Ford Chapel in Allegheny College to celebrate the life of Rob, and i presented to you that white rose as a token of mourning and of my thoughts and prayers for your family and for my good friend.

I have tried to write to you both these past 3 years, but could not gather the strength to deliver it. In fact, i wanted so bad to visit you both. It has been a wish of mine to visit Robert's grave and lay a boquet of roses for him, and recite a poem that we both discussed about (and in great length) during our tenure as collegians of Allegheny. I trust that Providence will someday take me to that route.

As i write this letter to you, i ask for your forgiveness for not being able to do this personally, and i know you will find this. Because i know that you visit this thread. Please accept my prayers, my condolences on the death of your son, my good friend.

He was too young. But , i am sure that he is at peace now.


Please accept my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Lorenzo Lucino

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2010, 03:32:56 PM »



-Emily Dickinson

The last night that she lived,
It was a common night,
Except the dying; this to us
Made nature different.

We noticed smallest things, --
Things overlooked before,
By this great light upon our minds
Italicized, as 't were.

That others could exist
While she must finish quite,
A jealousy for her arose
So nearly infinite.

We waited while she passed;
It was a narrow time,
Too jostled were our souls to speak,
At length the notice came.

She mentioned, and forgot;
Then lightly as a reed
Bent to the water, shivered scarce,
Consented, and was dead.

And we, we placed the hair,
And drew the head erect;
And then an awful leisure was,
Our faith to regulate.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2010, 03:36:37 PM »
my first time to go through this whole thread.  i am shaken.  i am so sorry, lorenz.
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2010, 03:54:45 PM »
O Gentlest heart of Jesus,
ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory
have mercy on the soul of Thy departed servant.
Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames,
and do Thou O merciful Saviour send the angels to conduct Robert Matson to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers,
wherein we humbly pray Thee
to show Thy mercy upon the soul of Thy servant Robert Matson, whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world,
that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light,
and bid him be partaker with Thy Saints.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.



"We have loved him during life,
let us not abandon him,
until we have conducted him by our prayers
into the house of the Lord." Saint Ambrose

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2011, 05:25:56 AM »
Dearest Robert,

As I went for a walk today , by the windy shores of North Lake Shore Drive, I saw the trees blooming. The Japanese maples here in Northern Chicago are blossoming with colors, multiplied by the radiant sun. I pictured you there, sitting by the trees in your quintessential pose with a book on hand. I could not help but smile. Oh my sweet, gentle friend. You are sorely missed.

I wrote to your mother some months ago. She replied and it made me happy to read her written voice.

With Love,
Always,
Your Friend.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2011, 05:30:49 AM »

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2011, 06:07:57 AM »
May Robert's soul rest in peace, Dong.  I still remember the day he left...
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2011, 06:46:06 AM »
May his soul rest in peace, in eternal peace in the bosom of the LORD. He who looks past our iniquities and whose mercy overfloweth.

In contemplation, I would like to share a line from the Book of Psalms (Psalm 25, verse 6-7):

... Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD....

We miss you and we love you, Robert...

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2011, 06:53:24 AM »
I still remember the day he left...

Yes, Ate Ging. I still remember it as well , and I can never forget how you were very helpful to me and to my friends in our time of grief.

The sudden loss of a good friend is life changing and creates a vacuum and emptiness. With time, as we accepted his loss, and as our hearts bore the pain, after the tears were dried, then the pain slowly departed.

However, the memory of his brightness and his goodness and positive effect in all of the lives whom he touched will be forever etched in those lives...

Thank You for being there for me in my time of grief.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2011, 12:16:17 PM »
Rob, this past Saturday I just celebrated my 26th birthday. I just realized that your birthday was on the 19th, last tuesday.

Happy Birthday, Rob. I miss you and I love you, bro.


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2011, 12:18:36 PM »


I miss you, my dear, dear friend. It is hurtful sometimes that I cannot hear your voice or talk to you again.


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2011, 12:06:58 PM »
O most merciful Jesus,
Lover of souls,
I beseech Thee,
by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart,
and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother,
wash clean in the Thy Blood
the sinners of the whole world
who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt
with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy
Shepherd's care:
I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner,
who is in danger of going to Hell, to repent.
I ask this because of my trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering
this day
in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul,
then, it, too, shall please me very much,
and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus,
Shepherd and Lover of Souls;
I thank Thee for this opportunity to give mercy
in thanksgiving for all the mercies
Thou hast shown me.

Amen.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2011, 12:08:52 PM »
4 years. Has it been that long? You are gone, but not forgotten. I love you and miss you, my dearest friend. You are ever always in my prayers.

We miss you, Robert...

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2011, 08:57:15 PM »
may he find the peace he sought in god's bosom now.
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #76 on: November 24, 2011, 02:36:31 AM »
Amen.

Thank you, Isles.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2012, 04:21:11 PM »
Beloved Robert,

I thought about you today, out of nowhere, the thought of you comes and captures my mind. I was in contact with your mother as well this week. Do you remember what you said to me this time 6 years ago? We were in the annual International Club Picnic at Woodcock Dam with the rest of the group. I can't help but smile at the jokes that you ushered, oh brother, I had a good time with you and the rest of our friends then.

It is surreal that it's been over 5 years.

Miss  you, Robbo.



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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2012, 01:42:32 AM »
God, lover of souls, You hold dear what You have made and spare all things, for they are Yours. Look gently upon Your servant Robert, and by the Blood of the cross forgive his sins and failings. Remember the faith of those who mourn and satisfy their longing for that day when all will be made new again in Christ, our risen Lord, who lives and reigns with You forever and ever. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ have Mercy
In your Name I ask and Pray
Amen.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2012, 05:02:56 PM »

Amen.
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