The phrase Memento Mori, “remember your death,” helps us keep in mind that this life is only temporary and that we were made for Heaven. I talk with my students about these three elements of Memento Mori:
- For the future: Remember that one day you will die and your life on earth will end
- For the Present: Live each day aiming for Heaven with hope, joy, and peace
- For the Past: Remember you have died with Christ through your Baptism- Die to sin and rise to new life
Paired with the Memento Mori study, you also could use this study of the Bone Church, St. Mary of the Conception of the Friars Minor Capuchin in Rome:
May your Lent be a prayerful retreat leading up to Easter!