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.
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!
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.
Angels are great reminders of God’s love and care for us. They are spiritual beings God appoints to pray for us, help us become holier, protect us from spiritual and physical dangers, and present our prayers to him. Angels are powerful beings created by God with high intelligence and free will. Like God, they are pure spirit. They praise and serve God, sometimes acting as his messengers. What a consoling thought to know that God is so close to us in this way. www.pauline.org/lookitup