Miles Christi loses brother in fight with cancer

I received this email over the weekend with an update on Bro. Oscar of the religious order Miles Christi.

Through this email we want to let you know that very early this morning, Bro. Oscar Carbone, MC, passed away in Argentina, at the age of 35. He is the first religious of Miles Christi to pass away. Bro. Oscar was enrolled in the Scapular Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, as all of our religious members. We firmly trust that Our Lady wanted to take him before the presence of Our Lord on a Saturday, day on which Holy Mother Church honors her.

Bro. Oscar had been fighting cancer for several months. As his condition worsened, he was able to bear all his sufferings with edifying virtue offering them with patience and without any complaint.

By the grace and Mercy of God, Bro. Oscar died the death of a holy religious. He consecrated his life to the Lord and died having received the Sacraments, surrounded by many religious of Our Order and his relatives. He received also the Apostolic Blessing with a plenary indulgence and, a few days before his death, he was able to profess his Perpetual Vows in Miles Christi.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Let us remember always our Lord’s words, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die” (Jn 11: 25?26).

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Please keep Bro. Oscar in your prayers as well as his family members and our Religious Order, Miles Christi.

The Priests and Brothers of Miles Christi

Miles Christi is a big part of my growth in the Catholic faith through their silent retreats based on the Spritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Please keep Miles Christi and Bro. Oscar and his family in your prayers. St. Ignatius of Loyola, Pray for Us!