The Word Among Us

November 2015 Issue

Holiness Up Close

My Son’s Faith-Filled Journey with Mental Illness

By: Stanley D. Truskie

Holiness Up Close: My Son’s Faith-Filled Journey with Mental Illness by Stanley D. Truskie

My son Mark was only forty-six when he died suddenly two years ago. It happened in November, when the Church celebrates All Saints Day and prays for all souls—the “faithful departed” who die in friendship with God.

Mark will never be officially declared a saint, but as I pray for our son and reflect on his life, I see a hard-won holiness that continues...

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