All Souls Day

All Souls Day 2018 at FSSP Rome

Today is the commemoration of All Souls. On this day the Church solemnly reminds us to pray constantly for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, who are destined to enter Heaven but must first pay the temporal price for sins committed upon Earth. They cannot speed their own deliverance, but we can through our prayers and sacrifices on their behalf. This day and the days following are particular opportunities to do so: priests are permitted to say three Masses on this day, and a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is available every day from November 1st – 8th, inclusive. All you have to do is pray at a cemetery for the Poor Souls and fulfill the usual conditions: Confession, detachment from sin, Holy Communion and a prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions (the last two items must be repeated for each indulgence). You can also gain a plenary indulgence, again only applicable to the Poor Souls, on All Souls Day if you visit a parish church or public oratory and recite an Our Father and Apostles’ Creed (N.B. Only one plenary indulgence can normally be gained per day).

So let us take advantage of the graces and opportunities available to us during this time dedicated to the Holy Souls. Let us especially pray for our deceased relatives, friends and benefactors and the most forgotten souls who have no one to pray for them.

Please keep in your prayers also all the deceased of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter:

Fr. Denis Coiffet, FSSP
Fr. Charles Fiore, FSSP
Fr. Michel de Fommervault, FSSP
Fr. Pierre Gaudray, FSSP
Fr. Mario Hausheer, FSSP
Fr. Michael Irwin, FSSP
Fr. Georges Salleron, FSSP
Mr. Sylvain Santer, FSSP
Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP
Fr. Nicholas Zolnerowicz, FSSP

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine: et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord: and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

The Pie Jesu Dómine from the Fraternity’s Requiem album, produced by DeMontfort Music.

November 2, 2019