Wednesday, November 01, 2006
All Souls Day
This feast day is one of the most loving celebrations in the Church's liturgy.
It is the day that we especially remember all those who have passed from this life into the next. Today we stop to remember all who have died especially our relatives and friends.
We pray for those who taught us good things and made sacrifices for us. We pray for those who prayed for us while they were on this earth. We pray for the most forgotten souls. We pray for those who had great responsibilities while they were on earth.
We remember the holy souls in purgatory and we realize that they are saved and will go to heaven. Now they wait, being purified, until the moment when they can be with God, face to face.
We can offer the sacrifice of the Mass and pray for the suffering souls in purgatory to hasten their journey to God.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon them.May they rest in peace. Amen.