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Reflecting on All Souls’ Day

Since the very beginning of the Marist Messenger, there has been a great care for, and devotion to, the souls in purgatory. As well as the ‘Remembering Our Dead’ page each month, the November issue has invariably carried an article and / or an editorial about the celebration of All Souls. On All Souls’ Day […]

Thursday 2 November

All Souls Day Wisdom 4:7-15; Psalm 27; Romans 5:5-11; Mark 15:33-39, 16:1-6 For all who have died One day each of us will be listed among ‘all the Faithful Departed.’ We’re bound for heaven! A reality check tells us, though, we will probably need some tidying up before we stand before our God. Today we […]

Our forebears in faith

One of my earliest memories of being in church is of All Souls’ Day, long before I made my first communion, and of trying to ensure that I got as many souls out of purgatory as I possibly could by making visits to the church and saying many Our Fathers and Hail Marys. I later […]

All Saints Day and All Souls Day

November 1: All Saints’ Day Honouring our Ancestors in Faith The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom. … contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for those whom they have left on earth. … Their intercession is their most exalted service to God’s plan. We can and should ask them to intercede for […]