Mary, First Among All Saints
All Souls' Day Memorial Mass

All Souls Day

Candles Remembering The Dead In A Polish Cemetery

All Souls' Day is time to remember our deceased loved ones and pray they pass over to a land of rest and peace, in the words of today's opening prayer at Mass.

What gives us rest and and peace is not simply dwelling in an Eden-like place of ecological balance, but resting in the presence of our Lord and all the saints.

Our prayers, acts of penance and works of mercy can help the deceased realize their heavenly goal and have always been looked upon by the church as meritorious acts.