The writings of Mrs. Hertz (her Big Rock papers back in the 1960s, her articles in Triumph magazine, her Remnant column and her many books) fearlessly defended the traditional family, the traditional Catholic Mass and non-revisionist history of Christendom, while at all times remaining wholly centered on the spiritual life and the absolute necessity of prayer in the face of evil, especially the Rosary. She was thus the quintessential Catholic writer, and was one of the most revered authors of her generation.
It is with a heavy heart, therefore, that I pass along the sad news that, after along battle with cancer and the effects of a stroke, Mrs. Hertz has gone to her eternal rest.
Please pray for the respose of the soul of this great Catholic champion of the old Faith, who never gave up the fight and who exemplified what it means to live a truly Catholic life even in the midst of turmoil and revolution in the Church. She was a true Catholic counterrevolutionary in that she never attempted to “do it her way” by advocating anyone start his own Church, elect his own pope, or bash away at wayward hierarchs at will, but instead chose to watch and pray with the Crucified at the foot of the Cross, fearlessly defending His Church all the while.
We are still publishing and republishing reprints of the words of wisdom, hope and warning penned by the oftentimes prophetic Mrs. Hertz, and we will continue to do so for as long as The Remnant continues going to press every two weeks. We will never forget the debt of gratitude owed to our old and beloved friend. We will miss her.
As soon as funeral details are made available from her family we will post them here.
- ℣. Eternal rest, grant unto her, O LORD,
- ℟. And let perpetual light shine upon her.
- ℣. May she rest in peace.
- ℟. Amen.