28: Marcus Daly– Mercy and the Denial of Death


Marcus speaks with a quiet authority, with the air of a contemplative craftsman. Founder of Marian Caskets, his avocation in life is now his family business.

He makes beautiful wooden caskets.

Moved by the funeral rites of Pope John Paul II in 2005, particularly the plain wooden casket of the late great Holy Father, Marcus took on a life of service to the bereaved and, by his intercession as he works, the deceased themselves. He joined me to talk about the carved messages in these elegant, rough-hewn caskets and about how our culture’s widespread denial (and fear of) of death has kept us far from the presence of God, although He is near.

Check out his website and accompanying intro video at www.mariancaskets.com


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