Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Souls Day: A Day to Remember Loved Ones Who Have Died

Today, November 2, is not just national election day. It is also All Souls Day, sometimes called "Day of the Dead."

In the Catholic Church, All Souls Day is a special time to remember loved ones who have died and to pray for their souls so they may enter heaven. One prayer I recite when remembering loved ones who have passed is:

Eternal rest grant them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Here is another link to some information about All Souls Day.


  1. Thanks for this reminder, Donna. The days escape me any more, always on a run. I would have realized tomorrow that.....thanks.

  2. I didn't know this! It has special meaning for me, though. Thank you.


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