Death

November 2. COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. ALL SOULS’ DAY. ON INDULGENCES


November 2 COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED. ALL SOULS’ DAY. ON INDULGENCES   Today we dedicate our prayers to help our faithful departed brothers and sisters and all the holy in Purgatory, still purifying themselves from the remains of sin. Our bonds with them, especially with our deceased relatives and friends, do not end with their death. During this month of November let us live the virtues of solidarity and charity with all the faithful departed and Holy Souls in Purgatory []

ON DEATH. The Falling Leaf


ON DEATH THE FALLING LEAF “Have you seen the dead leaves fall in the sad autumn twilight? Thus souls fall each day into eternity. One day, the falling leaf will be you.” (St. Josemaría, The Way, n. 736) Death is an unquestionable and indiscriminate reality. Yes, one day, it will be our turn: that falling leaf will be you and me. “Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in []

NOVEMBER, MONTH FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED AND HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY


NOVEMBER, MONTH FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED AND HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY The month of November is traditionally dedicated by the Church to offer suffrages for all the faithful departed and holy souls in purgatory. A suffrage is an intercessory prayer on behalf of someone, in this case, of our dear brothers and sisters who have gone before us. Through the communion of saints, we here on earth could “expedite” the entry into heaven of all our faithful departed brothers and sisters who []

Sept. 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS. The Holy Cross is the expression of Our Lord’s immense love for us, of life, of joy, of victory over death, sin and evil.


Sept. 14: EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS The Holy Cross is the expression of Our Lord’s immense love for us, of life, of joy, of victory over death, sin and evil. Today, our Mother the Church sings and exalts of the triumph of the Holy Cross, the instrument of our salvation. The celebration of the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross began in Rome at the end of the seventh century. In the old liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, []