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Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

November 2, 2016 by  
Filed under All Souls, Commemoration, Litanies, Liz Estler, Mercy, Prayer

Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory   Editor's Note: Dear faithful friends and readers, on this All Souls' Day (the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed) during this year of mercy, and throughout the month of November, which the Church dedicates to the deceased, we invite you to join us in praying this litany for the holy souls in purgatory (one of several commonly available for private use).  Not only will it benefit... Read More

Fire of Mercy: A Retreat Guide for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

FIRE OF MERCY: A RETREAT GUIDE FOR ALL SAINTS’ DAY AND ALL SOULS’ DAY   The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Fire of Mercy, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. When was the last time you thought about what happens after we die? Certainly, you already know what happens—we all learned it in Catechism class: first comes death, unavoidable for all of us, then comes judgment, and depending on how that... Read More

Join the Releasers!

November 2, 2015 by  
Filed under All Souls, Commemoration, Patti Armstrong

Join the Releasers! Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day) An Irish nun from St. Albert the Great school in Dearborn, Mich. once told our second grade class that if we said 10 Our Father’s, 10 Hail Mary’s, and 10 Glory Be’s, we would release someone from Purgatory. I imagined how happy I had just made someone whenever I completed the 3 decades of prayer. I don’t know if she was theologically correct,... Read More

Our Souls, They are Not Dead

November 2, 2013 by  
Filed under All Souls, Donna Sue Berry, Poetry, Prayer

OUR SOULS, THEY ARE NOT DEAD In silence late one evening, I found myself alone Enjoying for the moment some peacefulness at home. A steamy cup of coffee with a shot of Irish cream Had lulled me into comfort when I drifted off to dream. The mistiness around me draped my shoulders like a shawl While voices so familiar seemed to beckon with a call. “Pray for us, please pray for us, and offer up your pain, We need your acts of charity... Read More

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