Friday, November 2, 2012

Traditions mark All Souls' Day

A woman visits a grave at a cemetery in the
western Austrian village of Absam Oct. 31.
... From Catholic News Service 

By Brenda Nettles Riojas
Catholic News Service

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CNS) — Death does not mean the end.

"Life is changed, not ended," said Father Gregory Labus, coordinator of the Office of Liturgy and Worship for the Diocese of Brownsville.

November, he pointed out, is the month dedicated to remembering the dead.

On All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, Catholics honor the saints, and on All Souls' Day, Nov. 2, Catholics not only remember those who have died but they also celebrate life, said the priest, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Edinburg.

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