Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Not Fiery Torture

The Church from earliest days prayed for the dead. Affection for them moved people to remember them to God.

In the West during the 11th Century a monastery's abbot mandated that on the day after All Saints Day all monasteries of that foundation make particular prayers for the dead.

Read the entry for today, All Souls Day, for its history and more.

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