As I interrupt my normal routine today to meditate on the meaning of All Souls Day, I do so with much reverence remembering the death of family members, friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners, former colleagues, past classmates, acquaintances whose life bumped into mine, people I barely got a chance to know, and so many other souls that lost their life from heart wrenching stories I have been told, and read about over the years.
With faith I pray for these souls, as they progress
on their journey into heaven. I also pause to pray for those who I
know, and don’t know that are now facing the end of their life here on
While we are sad at the death of our loved ones, which is
normal, it is appropriate for us to remember that their life hasn’t come
to an end, it has merely changed. Having a strong belief in the power
of prayer we come to find peace and hope in the midst of sorrow.
as we honored all the saints and the godly life they led I am drawn to
their perseverance of faith. Their courage, and certainty of trust in
our Lord helps me deepen my prayers. The great Saint Padre Pio would
advise people to “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry.”
takes a good soul like that of a great Saint to show us how to pray with
confidence on All Souls Day. As we stop to reflect and pray for the
souls of the faithful departed we should take to heart the advice of
Saint Padre Pio.
"Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry."
pray heaven will come seeking all the faithful departed souls who have
left life on earth. I have complete hope in our Lord, and His promises
of eternal life.