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Missa defunctorum, or in English Mass of the Dead. (a.k.a. Requiem). In the old days, when someone died, family, friends and acquaintances of the deceased prayed for the repose of the person's soul. It was "look forward" not a look backward as are present day practices.


How to Pray for the Soul - a guide to keep you focused as you pray for your family

Mass & the souls in Purgatory

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Holy Mass offered for the consolation of the Holy Souls by profkaren, via Flickr

Go to Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Have an active prayer life and live the faith you have been given so as to draw nearer to Jesus. Let the Sacraments nourish your life-- see, that's grace and surrender to God getting into every nook and cranny. Pray never to be separated from Him. He is the very best company of the very best quality.

Re-Pin: "Say a prayer for me, say a prayer for my family, say a prayer for my unit, say a prayer for my country" ~ Lord Jesus Christ we ask that you bless them and us. In Your Name we pray. Amen Let our country back our service men and women!

St. Joseph

Infant of Prague Holy Card by AnnieGees

The gift of family intimacy. I love this statue of the Holy Family. It's pure love, gentleness, and joy. My sister gave us a replica of this statue when we got married, and it's one of my favorite things. Everytime I look at it, it inspires me to be as loving and giving with my family as I can.

Father Damien became a leper because of his deep commitment to serve other lepers. This 1-minute devotion will inspire you.


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Make my heart like unto Thine.

"Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, truly present in the Holy Eucharist, I place my trust in You."

Down in adoration falling,This great Sacrament we hail, O’er ancient forms of worship; Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith will tell us Christ is present,When our human senses fail.

"My Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the love You bear to mankind, do remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of pity and love, awaiting, calling, and receiving all who come to visit You; I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness; I thank You for the many graces You have given me, and especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament...," - St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Tantum ergo Sacramentum Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration.