Commemoration of all the Departed
November 2, 2019•
Today we pray for the poor souls suffering in purgatory, first and foremost because they can't pray for themselves. It's one of the crosses that they have to bear while waiting to get to heaven - they cannot intercede for themselves, they cannot do any good deed, or offer some prayer to help speed up their time in purgatory. There's a good reason for this. The Lord gave the Church Militant, those of us here on earth, all of the time, and all of the grace we need to turn from sin and be faithful to Him.
Wis 3:1-9, Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, Rom 6:3-9, Jn 6:37-40