Remembering death daily helps us to manage the chaos of this world, work toward an earthly holiness in view of the next life, and grow closer to God.
When Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, began keeping a ceramic skull on her desk and tweeting about it, she had no idea she'd be starting a movement. Her daily tweets about memento mori - Latin for remember your death-contained quotes and insights that have inspired others to remember death daily. Many have found that this ancient practice provides an important perspective on their lives in view of Jesus' call to repentance, conversion, and the hope of resurrection.
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori Lenten Journal
And now that series of tweets has evolved into a writing journal with an introduction to memento mori quotes, and an appendix of prayers to help readers incorporate this powerful practice into their lives. In this journal, you will find inspiration and space to value each unrepeatable moment of life. Journal alongside the wisdom of the saints, ancient writers, great Catholic minds, and contemporary people of faith. As you record your deepest thoughts, the practice of memento mori will help you to stay present in the day God has granted you and prepare for his call to the next world. 272 pages
Remember Your Death: Memento Mori Lenten Devotional
Sr. Theresa Aletheia's series of tweets has also led to a memento mori -inspired Lenten devotional. Each day contains a refection written by Sr. Theresa Aletheia based on the liturgy of the day for all of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. The devotional also includes a memento mori examen or review of the day, a daily moment of intercessory prayer, and daily reflections on death from the tradition, including the Church Fathers and many of the saints. This devotional will help you to meditate on your own mortality and the incredible gift of salvation in preparation for Easter. Prompts are provided for journaling that can be used along with the Remember Your Death: Memento Mori Journal.
Whether you get a skull for your desk, a memento mori journal, or a Lenten devotional, it is vitally important to the Christian life to remember the fragility of your life on earth-because one day you will die. 224 pages
Memento Mori Decal
Memento Mori Vinyl Decal, 3x5 inches, dishwasher safe.