That astonishing vestment (to me, beautiful-in-message-and-execution) is making the rounds, on Facebook. It’s a vestment specific to the day, as we celebrate All Soul’s Day — a day when, as Dawn Eden reminds us — we remember that our loved ones are still with us, and that we are still connected to them via prayer.
Our span is seventy years,
or eighty for those who are strong.
And most of these are emptiness and pain.
They pass swiftly and we are gone.
Who understands the power of your anger
and fears the strength of your fury?
Remembering our dead, and understanding that they are still with us and that we will inevitably join them is all very beautiful and mysterious, and sometimes even a bit fun. Because our time is short, how we live while we are here, our willingness to do small things with great love reverberates in eternity.
Via Marc Barnes: Why Heaven Makes Sense.
Msgr. Charles Pope: Purgatory is rooted in promise…