I am requesting the readers of this post to please pray for the eternal repose of my grandfather, Marcelino Bayot, who passed away last May 5th and was interred last Sunday, Solemnity of Pentecost.
A few days before he died, he prays aloud the Gloria Patri in Latin. We usually crack some jokes about this thinking that he is doing this as a sign of old age (nag-uulyanin in Tagalog) but even if this is true, this is evident of his dependence in God and a deep faith inculcated in him in his younger years.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem. Exaudi orationem meam; ad te omnis caro veniet. Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. (Introit for Mass for the Dead)
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