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Honoring the Divine Light of Our Loved Ones

By Sister Kathy Chuston, Special Appeals Administrator

Every year in November, our sisters join in prayer for the deceased loved ones of our friends and benefactors. This year, we will be honoring their divine light at our Candles of Love Mass in St. Joseph Chapel on Monday, November 1 (the Feast of All Saints).  Father Joseph Juknialis will be the celebrant and the Chapel Singers will lead us in song.

In response to COVID-19 recommended protocols, only our sisters and associates will be able to attend Candles of Love in person, but we are happy to share this liturgy with our friends around the world through Facebook Live. We had a great response to last year’s Candles of Love on social media, so we will be offering this virtual option again.

If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one who died in the last year, we invite you to send us your prayer intentions using our online form. Our sisters will be honored to pray for your intentions at the Candles of Love liturgy, and at Masses and in daily prayers throughout the month of November. While you are there, you can “light” the virtual candle image to remember the Divine Light and the promise of hope for those we love.

You may submit your intentions throughout the month of October. Then, please visit our Facebook page on November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time to connect with the Candles of Love Mass.

 

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  • Those who have a “why” to live for can bear almost any “how.” (Fredrich Nietzsche)
  • For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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