November 16 – Commemoration of All Carmelite Souls

November 16th, 2017 by Gabriel McAuliffe

Just as the love of Christ and the service of the Blessed Virgin Mary have brought us together in a single family, fraternal charity unites those of us still striving to lead a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ in this world, and those already awaiting the vision of God in purgatory. Today the whole Order commends our departed brothers and sisters to God’s mercy through the intercession of Our Lady, sure sign of hope and consolation, and begs for their admission to the courts of heaven.

When November 15 falls on a Sunday, the Commemoration is celebrated on the following day.

All as in the Breviary for November 2nd, except the following:

Prayer

Lord,
you are the glory of those who serve you.
Look lovingly on our departed brothers and sisters,
united in following Christ and his Mother
by the waters of baptism and the bonds of Carmel
.
In your mercy grant them everlasting sight of you
their Creator and Redeemer.
We ask this through our Lord.

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