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The Church sets aside the month of November to remind us to pray for all the faithful departed. Today the Church commemorates the Feast of All Souls. On this All Souls’ Day, we commemorate all the souls of the faithful who have departed from this world. We remember our loved ones who have passed on and all others who have gone before us, those whose earthly lives and existences had come to an end. On this All Souls’ Day, we pray for those holy souls in purgatory, those who are also part of the universal Church of God. They are the Church Suffering just as the glorious saints in Heaven are the Church Triumphant and we who are still living in this world are part of the Church Militant. We are all united as part of this same Church of God and through the Church we have been brought together as one family of God.



While the saints have already attained the glory of Heaven, those holy souls in purgatory we are remembering and praying for today and throughout this whole month in particular are those who have yet to merit immediately the glory of Heaven. Their sins, unrepented and unforgiven, while judged by God not to be great enough to be condemned for eternity in hell, were significant enough that they could not enter immediately into heavenly glory unlike the saints. The Daughters of Charity in communion with the universal Church gathered at the grave side to pray for all the faithful departed. May God hear our prayers and grant them rest everlasting. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them, May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace . Amen