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On The Road To Perfection
Episode 119: All Souls Day

All Souls Day is an often overlooked day of remembrance. Beth and Kristofer explain why the Church celebrates the lives of all the Souls not yet in Heaven. They touch on Purgatory and the path to Heaven. They talk about why we should pray for our deceased loved ones and even those souls who nobody prays for. Also,  Beth and Kristofer answer why it is an important day to us as Catholics., why we should remember and celebrate it, and why we pray for the souls in Purgatory.

Praying for our deceased loved ones is important. But so is praying for those souls that nobody else is praying for. We should all make it a habit of praying for everyone: ourselves, our family, our enemies, our friends, and those we don’t know – dead or alive. Prayer is powerful, and it should not be taken for granted or left up to someone else.

Explaining to children the concept of Purgatory is difficult, explaining Heaven and Hell are too! But talking about them in the context of All Souls Day will help children understand these otherworldly places. Take the time to talk about why we don’t know if Grandma is in heaven and why we pray for her.


To keep things in context as you learn and teach about where our deceased loved one are, listen to these episodes, too:

The Perils of Halloween – Episode 117
All Saints Day – Episode 118

Some items on our site that will help in understanding this topic:

TWMWU: Third Week of Advent – Rejoice!
TWMWU: We Believe In The Resurrection
Podcast: Family Prayer: What and How – Episode 8
Podcast: Family Prayer: Why – Episode 9
Podcast: It’s All In The Little Things – Episode 69