Candles for Jean

My mother, Jean, died last night.

Some of you knew her under her Craft name, Cameo.  Everyone who met her was impressed with her strength and grace. She was a true child of Brigid, as a nurse, as a mother, and as a woman.

We had been doing hospice care for her at home. She had one bad day, and when at the end of that day we were able to get pain control, she simply let go and passed away.

If you are moved to make remembrance of her, please light a candle in her name. If you can, send me a picture. Let’s light her way to the Uttermost West.

She asked that other remembrances be local acts of love and charity: thank a nurse, plant a tree, or donate to your local library.

Thank you all for your love and support.


About Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River: An Anthology in Honor of Sacred Journeys, and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented rituals and workshops at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and other mid-Atlantic venues. Literata offers healing and divination services as well as customized life-cycle rituals. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in history with the support of her husband and four cats.
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4 Responses to Candles for Jean

  1. Vicky says:

    I am sorry to hear about your loss, however it sounds like she passed peacefully and was surrounded by loved ones. My stepfather passed away 10/10/2014. If I get home sometime today, I will light a candle and send you a picture. ❤

  2. Raj Bhosley says:

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Lit}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I would be honoured to light a candle and perform a local act of charity to honour her (I’ll let you know how it goes). And remember: I’m here for you.

  3. Widdershins says:

    Bon Voyage Jean-Cameo … there is a candle on our alter for you and yours. Blessed be.

  4. My condolences on the loss of your mother.

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