From the Roman Martyrology: ‘On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavoured to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, her Lord and Spouse, all those who still groan in purgatory, so that they may join as soon as possible the inhabitants of the heavenly city’.

Those in purgatory gain by our prayers; we also gain by theirs on our behalf. May this day be a day of quiet peace for you, with the blessing of God resting upon you.