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November: Remembering All Saints and All Souls

by Melannie Svoboda SND on November 3, 2014

The month of November begins with two important feasts: All Saints and All Souls. On these days we remember in prayer those individuals who, though not formally canonized, led exemplary lives. We remember those individuals who, though not perfect, inspired us by their lives. We remember parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and […]

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A Few Positive Words about Death

by Melannie Svoboda SND on October 28, 2013

Soon we will be entering the month of November, a rather melancholy month for me. Where I live the days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, the trees are almost bare, and we’ve already experienced the annual shock of our first snowfall. Adding to the melancholy is Halloween. (I know, kids love this day because […]

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