Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

All Souls Day -

Today in the Curley family we will pray for the souls of Stanley Roland Curley - my dearly beloved father; Grandparents (and Great Grandparents): Anna & John Curley, Richard & Dorothy Shaw, Grandpa & Ocenia Long, William & Catherine Latter, Alice Hoyt, Nana Coswell, Elmer Mitchell; Aunts and Uncles: Chet & Grace Curley, Walter & Donna Curley, Bobby Curley, Peggy Curley, George Latter, James Long, John Curley, Mary Curley, Robert & Margaret Shaw, Lawrence & Virginia Merchant.

We will also pray especially today for others we think of, who may have passed long ago - but who may not have anyone praying for their souls. The names mentioned in past years have ranged from neighbors to such as Davy Crockett.

This is also a special feast for Requiem Press, as we take our name from the prayers for the dead - because our family commitment to praying for the Holy Souls, and we ask protection from those souls we help. In keeping with this commitment, our first published book(let) was Daily Prayers for the Church Suffering - a daily committment to praying for the holy souls in purgatory. Our next book (set to be released this week) is The Maccabees - Forgotten Heroes of Israel - 2 Machabees provides the primary scriptural support for praying for the dead: "It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." 2 Mac. 12:46.
May the souls of your departed loved ones be brought into the Beatific Vision for eternity this day!

Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen. -- Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

From the small holding in Bethune ...

Oremus pro invicem!


Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Dan and I just recently ordered many copies of your booklet of prayers for the Church suffering. Its inspiring to me that you are spreading devotion for the Holy Souls. I use your booklet now everyday and put the rest out in my Church. Thank you very much for printing that booklet and praying for the Holy souls.


Anonymous said...

Dan, Thanks for your comments. Every night we pass out our 'Daily Prayer' books and say the prayer of the day as a family. Hopefully this is a practice they will stick with throughout their lives - (I hope my children remember to say many prayers for my soul when I pass.)

God bless.

Jim Curley

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,

My name is Julie (Curley) Cowern. My dad Ron, is one of your cousins. I don't know if you remember me but I was at your house a few time. I remember all the kids. Anyway, I wanted to thank you for remember my grandparents. I was very fond of your Mom and Dad. They were very kind to me when my Grandmother, Grace, died in 1988.

Hope you and all the other Curleys are well.

Take care,

Julie (Curley) Cowern

Jim Curley said...

Hey Julie,

I remember your Dad. Your grandfather was my Godfather. I always looked forward to the days when he would come over with Leigh, Ronnie to our house.

Its good to hear from you. Hope all is well.