Hello, everyone. This is Julia, Jewel’s daughter. I just wanted to pass along the update that mom put up a hell of a fight, but she succumbed to the disease. Infections began to set in, they tried many things, but her vitals continued to fall, and she passed away without any suffering. All of us that could be there, were at her side. We got to tell her all that we wanted to, and we didn’t have to make the difficult decision to take her off support. Our hearts are breaking, but I come here, and I see an entire community of people she affected. It really is overwhelming. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It gives me so much consolation that there were so many people praying for her, and I have confidence that she is in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Formal Obituary is HERE
Long time commenter Jewel writes to ask for our prayers and to say:
I have terminal case COVID. Nothing preventative has worked. My oxygen is so low, they have to ventilate me. survival rate is. 15%I thank you both for your kindness. Pray for me.I love you all so much.Through Jesus Christ our beloved Lord and savior.Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and in the hour of our death amen.
Spiritus sanctus vivificans
vita movens omnia,
et radix est in omni creatura
ac omnia de inmunditia abluit,
tergens crimina ac ungit vulnera,
et sic est fulgens ac laudabilis vita,
suscitans et resuscitans
[The Holy Spirit: living and life-giving,
the life that’s all things moving,
the root in all created being:
of filth and muck it washes all things clean—
out-scrubbing guilty staining, its balm our wounds constraining—
and so its life with praise is shining,
rousing and reviving
A Gregorian Mass intention, which is 30 consecutive Masses, has been scheduled for the repose of the soul of Jewel Atkins. These Traditional Latin Masses will occur every morning at 07:00 Central Time beginning January 1 and concluding on January 30. For those so inclined, they can join themselves in prayer to these Masses with the intention of hastening Jewel’s entrance into the Beatific Vision, and also asking Jewel to pray for them now, and that she remembers them when she sees the Face of God after finishing her purgation. If Jewel enters heaven before the end of the Gregorian, the graces of those Masses will be allocated to Poor Souls in Purgatory who may be forgotten to this world, at the discretion of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces.
Oremus pro invicem! Let us pray for each other!