La Funeraria Paz, Inc

"When words are inadequate, have a memorial rite."

Memorial services are symbolic activities that help us, together with our families and friends, express our deepest thoughts and feelings about life's most important events. Baptism celebrates the Christening  of a child and that child's acceptance into the church family. Birthday parties honor the passing of another year in the life of someone we love. Weddings publicly affirm the solemn vow of love shared by two people.

Memorial Service, too, is a public, traditional and symbolic means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the demise of someone loved. Meaningful funeral events/ceremonies as offered by Funeraria Paz can serve as wonderful points of departure for "intellectual understanding" of the death. Intellectually, funerals teach us that someone we loved is now transformed into another stage of life, even though up until the funeral we may have denied this fact. When we contact Funeraria Paz, we prepare for the service, plan the ceremony, view the body, perhaps even choose clothing and jewelry for the body, we cannot avoid acknowledging that the person has died. When we see the casket being lowered into the ground, we are witness to life's mortal finality.

Rich in history and rife with symbolism, the funeral ceremony helps us acknowledge the reality of the death, gives testimony to the life of the deceased, encourages the expression of emotions consistent with the culture's values, provides support to family and friends, allows for the embracing of faith and beliefs about life and death, and offers continuity and hope for the living.

When someone loved passes away, we must openly acknowledge the reality and the essence of  death if we are to move forward with the loss. Typically, we embrace this reality in two phases. First we acknowledge the death with our minds; we are told that someone we loved has died and, intellectually at least, we understand the fact of the death. Over the course of the following days and weeks, and with the gentle understanding of those around us, we begin to acknowledge the reality of the death in our hearts.

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