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Memento Mori

“In full consciousness of this communion of the whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, the Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, has honored with great respect the memory of the dead; and ‘because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins’ she offers her suffrages for them’ (“Lumen Gentium” 50). Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church, 958

The room of Father Edward Filipiak is preserved as it was on Sept, 29, 1979, when he was murdered at the Shrine of St. Joseph in St. Louis.

In this month of November, let us remember to pray for the souls of the faithful departed.