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Francis Speaks on All Souls Day

Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints, and today the liturgy invites us to commemorate the faithful departed. These two recurrences are intimately linked to each other, just as joy and tears find a synthesis in Jesus Christ, who is the foundation of our faith and our hope. On the one hand, in fact, […]

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 […]