Saturday, Nov. 2, is All Souls Day, a celebration to remember those who have died.
The Catholic Church recognizes Nov. 2 as a “commemoration of all the faithful departed,” but this commemoration continues throughout the month. If you have a loved one whom you would like remembered throughout the month of November, submit your prayer request via the Faith site and it will be shared with the Marquette community.
Prayer requests will be placed before the altars in the following chapels on campus:
- AMU Chapel of the Holy Family
- St. Joan of Arc Chapel
- St. Therese Chapel in The Commons
- Madonna Della Strada Chapel in Zilber Hall
- Donald Schneider Chapel in the O’Brien Jesuit Residence
We remember our loved ones through prayer, Thanksgiving and good works.
It is through prayer that we encounter the Risen Lord and know He is with us. In prayer, we do not pray alone. We pray as a member of the body of Christ, which includes those on earth as well as those gone before us. In our prayer we are in union with them.
Those who have gone before us have shared their life, their love and their faith with us. In being grateful for them, we are invited to notice their fingerprints on our hearts and in our souls.
As we are the hands and heart of Christ, reaching out in sacramental ways to our brothers and sisters — to serve, to heal and to respect — so that we may continue the good work of those who have gone before us by serving others.