All Souls' Day

One thing is certain: we need to understand death in the light of Jesus’ resurrection. This is where our strength and serenity come from. He opened the Way that leads through Truth to Life. Jesus Himself reminded us that we have been made for eternity. A thousand years are as a day gone by for God. A lifetime is extremely brief, fleeting. It has no sense if it is not directed toward an experience that is truer. As Jesus Himself reminded us: “everyone who sees the Son and believes in him has eternal life”.

From Vatican News. For more information and background HERE

Commemoration of all the faithful departed

Prayer for the Dead                           

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.                                   

And let perpetual light shine upon them

May they rest in peace


May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful

departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



Inoinga mō te Hunga Mate

E te Ariki, hoatu ki a rātou te okiokinga tonutanga,

Ā, kia whiti ki a rātou te māramatanga mutunga kore

Kia okioki rātou i runga i te rangimarie.


Kia okioki i runga i te Rangimarie mā tea tawhai

O te Atua tōna wairua, me ngā wairua o te hunga.

Whakapono katoa kua mate.



In Paradisum. Painting by William Adolphe Bouguereau 1878. Wikiart public domain.