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Novena for the Holy Souls: Day 5

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Father Lawrence Lew OP-CC

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 10/28/21

We are men and woman of hope, not despair, men and women of life, not death

The faith we profess in the resurrection makes us men and woman of hope, not despair, men and women of life, not death, for we are comforted by the promise of eternal life, grounded in our union with the risen Christ.

This hope, rekindled in us by the word of God, helps us to be trusting in the face of death.  Jesus has shown us that death is not the last word; rather, the merciful love of the Father transfigures us and makes us live in eternal communion with him. … 

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” (Ps 42:2). These poetic words poignantly convey our watchful and expectant yearning for God’s love, beauty, happiness, and wisdom. …

“Hope does not disappoint” (Rom 5:5).  Truly, it does not disappoint! God is faithful and our hope in him is not vain.  Let us invoke for [the departed] the maternal intercession of Mary Most Holy …

~ Pope Francis, November 3, 2017

Prayer:

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, my Mother, I turn to you in supplication and by that sword which pierced your sorrowful heart at beholding your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, suffer on the cross, I pray and ask thee to help the holy souls in Purgatory.

O Eternal Father through the most Precious Blood of Jesus and through the Sorrows of Mary have pity upon the holy souls in purgatory. Amen.

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