|remains St. Monica|
I thought of this when I read the Office of Readings for the Memorial of St. Monica. Similar to St. Dominic, Monica said, "Bury my body wherever you will; let not care of it cause you any concern..." * I don't know what her children did with her body but I'm sure it wasn't placed in the casket, in the picture above, and placed in a local cemetery.
Why do we have pre-burial arrangements? Paying for cremations, burials at sea, shipping remains back to the old country, pre-burial insurance... Forget about it.
Concentrate on getting your soul to heaven. "Remember man that you are dust, and to dust you will return." **
* Confessions, Augustine
** cf Gn. 3:19