A reminder: November is a month of more intense prayer for the faithful departed! Surely they will pray for us when they enter into heavenly glory, grateful for our help.
Many people have the laudable devotion of offering prayers for those souls in Purgatory for whom no one else prays. I think there are a lot of them nowadays, given how under-appreciated prayer for the dead is in some areas! And also judging by the things that I hear people say, about how “so-and-so is surely in heaven smiling upon us”. Surely? Maybe they would like to smile upon us from heaven, if only we’d pray to help them get out of Purgatory a little sooner!
Pray for the faithful departed every day!
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.