Sunday, November 2, 2008

All Soul's Day

There is a Mexican saying that we die three deaths: the first when our bodies die, the second when our bodies are lowered into the earth out of sight, and the third when our loved ones forget us. Catholics forestall that last death by seeing the faithful dead as members of the Church, alive in Christ, and by praying for them -- and asking their prayers for us -- always.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may Perpetual Light always shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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