Embalming as a Calling? (The Good Funeral Guide)

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Glenn J. Bergeron II under Uncategorized
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Many thanks to Mr. Charles Cowling of The Good Funeral Guide for featuring our funeral home on their website.

 

The priestly calling of embalming

Charles Cowling

04 December 2011

Embalmer Glenn Bergeron holds a booklet of the names of those he has worked on at the Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux, La.

 

Say what you like about embalming, a lot of the people who do it feel like this about it:

Bergeron had been in seminary four years when he lost his calling, drawn more to the prospect of marriage and having a family. He was 32, an aspiring poet and essayist as versed in the music of Mississippi John Hurt as in the writings of St. Augustine.

After visiting an embalming room, he had found in death a way to stay close to God. The room’s tiled space seemed to him no less sacred than a church. The embalmers, dressed in aprons, sleeves rolled up, attended to corpses laid out on tables that looked like altars. Their work reminded him of the preparation of the Eucharist during Mass, something profound and holy.

 

Entire article in the Los Angeles Times here.

 

© 2019 The Good Funeral Guide.

 

Glenn J. Bergeron II

Initially located on St. Philip Street prior to 1980, Thibodaux Funeral Home has since served its community on St. Patrick Highway. Beneath the shadow of its stately live oak trees, it offers beautiful natural surroundings in which to honor loved ones who have passed. An independent, family-owned and operated funeral home, we are honored by the privilege of providing you with the dignified funeral services you deserve when remembering and memorializing those you have cherished in life. Most recently, in 2015, the funeral home has undergone major interior and exterior renovations in order to carry its tradition of faithful service into the present and approaching years. Our family, along with our skilled professional staff, is dedicated to serving Lafourche Parish and its surrounding parishes with dignified, compassionate loyalty and professionalism.

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