All Souls’ Day: November 2, 2018

After celebrating the Feast of All Saints the day before, priests and seminarians observed the Commemoration of All Souls the next day.  The seminarians started the day with one of the seminary priests offering three Masses in the morning for the souls of the faithful departed.  As is the custom at OLGS, the seminarians and priests met in the seminary graveyard for the Office midday prayer.

From November 1-8, the Church has granted to the faithful the privilege of gaining one plenary indulgence for the Holy Souls in Purgatory each day simply by going to a graveyard and praying, even if only mentally, for the Holy Souls.  If it is at all possible during this week, let us try to take advantage of this privilege so as to release as many souls as possible from Purgatory into Heaven.