Resting place of my parents
My 82 year-old aunt was telling me that as a child she remembers spending a good part of the day in church. They would pray six Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory Be's for the intentions of the Pope to receive a plenary indulgence for a soul in purgatory. Then they would run outside and touch the ground and run back in and start the prayers over again for another soul.
I usually just say a good novena.
Hubby said he'd watch the kids tonight if I wanted to attend Mozart's Requiem at St. Agnes. I'm debating...just don't know if I have enough energy to make it!
From the Dies Irae
Tearful that day,
on which will rise from ashes
guilty man for judgement.
So have mercy, O God, on this man.
Compassionate Lord Jesus,
grant them rest. Amen.
For my parents and all the departed in my family
V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
R. And may perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.