All Souls' Day
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Antiphon sung in the final part of the Requiem.
"May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem.
May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest."
In Paradisum composed by Gabriel Faure
Listen to this beautiful composition from the Catholic Requiem HERE
In moments of joy as well as in moments of trial, even when death is approaching, let us repeat, as Job did: “I know that my Redeemer lives, and I will see Him with my own eyes".
This is Christian hope, a gift that only the Lord can give us, if we ask Him for it. Today, in the thought of so many brothers and sisters who have died, it will do us good to look up.
Pope Francis, homily on All Souls Day 2020