All Souls
remembering

remembering

As a preparation for this November month of the Holy Souls you might appreciate this interview on life and death based on my own experience at the time of the deaths of my parents.

cemetery visits

cemetery visits

Here in the Hurunui in the first weekend of November each year,  priest and parishioners meet in each of the eight cemeteries of the parish to pray for those who are...

God’s kind keeping

God’s kind keeping

It is the evening of All Souls day. Always this day is, for me as for many others, a day filled with memories of those loved and loved by who have died. As we pray in...

still close

still close

Today, November 2, the Church celebrates the Feast of All Souls. The month of November is marked as the month of Holy Souls. In this month we take pause to remember...

horizon shifting

horizon shifting

Perhaps the most common daily ailment in citizens of the western world is stress. Most mornings many of us wake with the sense that the things we have to do today...

saints interview

saints interview

An interview for the November feasts of All Saints and All Souls at this link.

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