Friday, November 2, 2018
Today, in Mercy, we remember the beloved Holy Souls who have gone before us. They are never far from us. Some of us may visit cemeteries today. Some will place a list of names upon the altar. But all of us will whisper their names: grandparents, parents, spouses, children, brothers, sisters and beloved friends — meeting each name in a sacred memory.
May those memories, whatever they contain, be transformed by our loving prayers. May whatever grief remains in us be blessed by the grace of faith and thanksgiving. And may the Holy Ones we honor today brighten us with some of their overwhelming Eternal Light in God.
Music: Lux Aeterna- Eternal Light – Michael Hoppé
Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,
cum sanctis tuis in aeternum,
quia pius es.
dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord,
with Your saints forever,
for You are Mercy.
give to them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.