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All Souls Day

   2 Maccabees 12:43-45  43 He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection. 44 For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead. 45 But if he was looking to the splendid reward that is laid up for those who fall asleep in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought. Therefore he made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin.

 

In Paradisum

In Paradisum deducant te Angeli;in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,et perducant te in civitatem sanctam JerusalemChorus Angelorum te suscipiat,et cum Lazaro quondam paupere,aeternam habeas requiem

May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, the poor man, may you have eternal rest.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Catholic, Prayer

 

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