|Death: ||Dec., 1894|
IN MEMORY OF AGNES COUVILLON
We are taught that God reckons in heaven, not by years and months and days; and so, the young girl who leaves us in all the beauty of her childhood's purity, to ascend to her heavenly home grows no older, but ever retains the beauty and the joy of youth in the presence of her Maker.
Such is the consolation now left to the sorrowing relatives and friends of little Agnes Couvillon, who died at her home near Carencro, on Monday of last week, at the age of thirteen years and three months.
She was a child of great amiability and modesty and was the object of great love, not only in the home circle, but among the many friends to whom her gentle qualities had endured her. A beautiful tribute was paid to her memory in the large congregation that attended the sad funeral rites.
The coffin was brought from her saddened home most beautifully and appropriately reposing on a flower-decked car, and surrounded by the white robed figures of her little schoolmates.
The little church in which she had so often offered up her innocent prayers to her Heavenly Father, was tastefully decorated for the occasion by the Children of Mary, of which society little Agnes was a member.
Father Laforet, the loved pastor officiated in the solemn office, with a sympathy which was plainly visible. He spoke in moving terms of the innocence of the child whom he so well knew and made her pious life and early death the subject for an appeal to the young people of the parish.
The remarks were listened to with great emotion by all present, and responded to by the tears and sobs of the little companions who had known her so well.
On the following Friday, a solemn requiem mass was offered for the repose of her soul by the congregation of the Children of Mary; and a like tribute was given on the following Thursday by the teacher and the children of the Academy of Saint Ann.
The many friends of Mrs. P.E. Couvillon, who only eleven months since was prostrated by the death of her husband, offer now their heartfelt sympathy in her latest affliction.
Published in: The Lafayette Advertiser; Lafayette, Louisiana. 15 DECEMBER 1894.
NOTE: Thirteen Pastors have served Saint Peter Catholic Church since its establishment in 1874. Rev. Father F.A.B. Laforet served: [1893-1899]. Source citation: www.sprcc.org.
Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery
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