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Wednesday 4 November 2015

Prayers for the Holy Souls

IMG_4235The Legion of Mary visited York Cemetery and Fulford Cemetery and prayed for the souls of all those who have been laid to rest there, especially our fellow parishioners who have "gone before us marked with the sign of faith". This is one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy. A plenary indulgence may be gained for the Holy Souls in Purgatory during the month of November by visiting a cemetery or Church and praying for the faithful departed, receiving the Sacrament of Confession and Holy Communion, and praying for the Pope’s intentions.

The Legion also does the more practical Corporal (or bodily) Works of Mercy by visiting the housebound and the sick in hospital and at home, as well as the families of those who have recently been baptised. If anyone is interested in helping in this work or if you know of someone who would appreciate a regular visit, please let Br Benedict know.