Friday, November 12, 2010

Visiting our departed ones (Late edition)

Hi guys, Sorry for the late post.  I know some people havetheir parties, trick or treats etc when its Halloween. Well here in the Philippines, its different we are used to visit our departed relatives in the cemetery on Nov. 1 up to the 2nd, overhere November 1 is All Saints day and the Nov. 2 is All Souls day, its actually a religious work i think because we go to hear a mass for the saints and souls, and after that pray in the house, actually its a novena called novena for the souls in purgatory its along prayer, and u have to kneel. And we put some foods in the altar, its like thier favorite food when there still alive (the departed relatives). And after that we spend the night in the Cemetery wit the relatives and friends, its like a picnic but we also offer a prayer again for the souls of our dead relatives and friends, I read in one of the website i like that An indulgence is granted for the souls in Purgatory, If Who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the Ist to the 8th of November., On other days of the year it is partial. So thats why you feel good for yourself everytime you visit your departeds on Halloween, Cuz you help them eternally, Wow im amazed! Also i read that the souls in Purgatory cnt pray for themselves, so we have to keep praying for them. I hope this help some people... what do you think???

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