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Friday, November 2, 2012

All Souls Day

"All Souls Day was started in 998. It’s a Roman Catholic day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. All Souls Day is on November 2, following All Saints Day.

November 2 is the day on which special prayers are offered for the souls of the faithful which at death have not been cleansed from venial sins, or have not atoned for past transgressions, cannot attain beatific vision. It is a time to pray for their souls to assist the souls from Purgatory to Heaven.

The Day of the Dead, All Souls Day, is an official holiday of the Catholic Calendar. On this day, three requiem masses are celebrated: one for the celebrant, one for the departed, and one for the pope."


  1. We do have All souls day ,here too- celebrated it on 31/10. It is a day where every can go to a ceremony in the church, and have the name of a family member ,whom died the same year, mentioned from the priest -and there will be a lot of people ,remembering and missing ,in this day.
    Beautiful way of saying once again :I love you.

  2. I love when you share your religious knowledge with us. Very moving post.
    Merci, mon amie.

  3. Beautiful post Michelle! Thank you for sharing...praying for my dad on this holy day!


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