All Souls – Here are three reasons why we pray for the dead: 1) Purgatory is Heaven’s Welcome Mat: Wipe your Souls before you enter 2) Communion: Our ancestors are still with us on our journey. 3) We want to meet them at the Resurrection of the Dead.
We don’t know exactly what the next life looks like but it’s a journey we all must take. We send the dead on their way with our love and our prayers. We hope and pray that when it’s our turn, they will be waiting by the door to greet us. [AUDIO]
“Father, I don’t want you to think I’m crazy, but I saw my grandmother after she died. She came to visit me. She told me that I shouldn’t worry and things would be fine. I’m not crazy, am I?” What’s crazy to me is that people are surprised by this. Our Catholic faith tells us that human beings are made …
Christ is the vine and we are branches. Our prayers help the dead; their prayers help us. We call this the Communion of Saints. Do you wish Christ had taken your loved one by the hand and said, “Be healed?” Our faith tells us that He did. (2 Nov 2015)
Start thinking like God. Pray daily and read your scriptures. How does God think about the dead? They are in his hands, and they are praying for you. Pray for them. (2 Nov 2014)