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Thank you for your support of the TV Devotions. Know that your intentions, those written and those carried in your heart, will be included in the Masses and prayers offered at the Shrine in the coming months.
As you know we also remember, in a particular way, during the month of November, all those who have died. Scriptures says “it is a good and holy thing to pray for the deceased”.
Our prayers for deceased loved ones serve us well. We are reminded of the link we share with those who have gone before us in faith. Our faith teaches us that our deceased loved ones, imperfect though they were in life, are now with God. Their pain has been taken away, their sins forgiven. They are at peace.
Every now and then I encounter someone who has a negative memory of a deceased relative or friend. What does one do if one carries a memory of a loved one who has wronged us in some way? We acknowledge the hurt and we ask the Lord to forgive the one who has died that wronged us. Then we ask the Lord to bring us healing so we can live more joyfully in the present moment. It was Jesus who said: “Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burdened and I will give you rest”.
Any donation received (Mass Intentions, requests for candles and flowers excluded) helps us in the $300,000.00 a year cost of producing and airing the TV Devotions across the country, as well as the cost of postage which is becoming an increasing burden for us.
Blessings on you and all the living members of your family in the weeks ahead.
In the Redeemer.
Fr. Babu Mathew, C.Ss.R.