Tag: Prayer for the dead

Pray for the living and the dead

Pray for the living and the dead

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for the living and the dead. These prayers make intercession for the spiritual benefit of another, for the living — that the person would receive a special grace or blessing — or for the dead — that the deceased person would be forgiven any remaining temporal punishment for sin, be aided along the journey to heaven and be warmly welcomed by God, as well as the angels and saints, and take the dwelling place that has been prepared in the Father’s house.

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Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Erin Flood was only 8 years old when her uncle died in a car accident. But because her extended family has gathered for Mass on the anniversary of his death for the past 17 years, she has come to better understand the importance of praying for the dead.

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