Salve Regina community invited to submit prayers of remembrance for All Souls November
The Catholic Church takes time to remember and call to mind the beloved deceased during the Feast of All Souls on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Throughout the whole month, All Souls November is a time to celebrate the communion of saints — a Catholic belief that all souls are united and will forever be connected both in life and death.
During All Souls November, Catholicism celebrates the belief that deceased loved ones are united with living loved ones in mind, heart and prayer. Catholicism believes in a deep connection between the living and the dead, and that deceased people whom someone has loved on earth are still alive through prayer, memory and in one’s very being.
In that spirit, Salve Regina’s inclusive faith community joins with the Catholic Church in prayers of remembrance to those who have passed away, acknowledging that many faith traditions honor the dead with similar ceremonies and rituals.
The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life is offering an opportunity for Salve Regina’s community to send in names of loved ones to be remembered in November. The names will be added to the Book of the Names of the Dead, which resides in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. These deceased loved ones will be prayed for in the chapel on the day of the Feast of All Souls and throughout the month of November.
As the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life offers prayers of remembrance for the University community’s family and friends who have passed away during All Souls November, the center honors the belief that their spirits still live on.
To have a name added to the Book of the Names of the Dead, please submit this form.