Father James Albert Thoennes, 80, died April 26 at North Ridge Care Center, New Hope, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, May 1, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Parish, Millerville, with burial in the parish cemetery.
The women stayed at the foot of the cross. They did not desert Jesus. They cared for his beaten, bloody body. They went in the dark to anoint him at the tomb with oil and spices. They stayed faithful to the daily, loving work of caring for others in body and soul.