What does my condolences really mean?

The noun condolence comes from the Late Latin word condole, meaning “to suffer together.” When you offer your condolences to someone who has suffered a loss, you are saying that you share their sadness, that you are there to support and help them.

What is the best condolence message?

Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times. In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered.

Is it OK to say my condolences?

If you enjoy a close relationship either with the bereaved or the deceased, you should make contact as soon as possible. If you are a casual friend or part of a wider social circle, it’s fine to send condolences within a few days or just after the funeral.

Is it correct to say my condolences?

Condolences is the more common form of the word, and should be used when expressing your sympathy at someone’s loss.

How do you text condolences?

Comforting Texts to Send to a Close Friend
  1. “My deepest sympathies go out to you, my friend. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. …
  2. “I heard the news, my friend. …
  3. “I was deeply saddened to hear about your brother’s passing. …
  4. “I’m sorry for your loss. …
  5. “I’m so sorry to hear this sad news.

What do you say when someone dies?

I am so sorry for your loss – you are in my thoughts.” “I’m so sad to hear this and I’m here if you need to talk.” “He/she was such a wonderful person/so selfless – full of positivity/kindness [whatever feels appropriate] – they will be hugely missed.” “He/she will be missed so much – they were so special.