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November is traditionally an especially important month to pray for those in purgatory and many visit the graves of the departed on All Souls' Day, November 2.

According to the liturgical calendar of 1962, when November 2 falls on a Sunday, All Souls' Day is transferred to Monday, November 3.

On All Souls' Day the rosary or chaplet for the souls in purgatory is a practice earnestly recommended to all persons who desire to assist the Poor Souls.  In anticipation of All Souls' Day, when night comes on this day, we darken the room, light a candle blessed at Candlemas, and pray the rosary for our dead.

 

Begin and End this devotion with the De Profundis (Psalm 130)

[Song of Ascents] From the depths I call to you, Yahweh:
Lord, hear my cry.  Listen attentively to the sound of my pleading!
If You kept a record of our sins, Lord, who could stand their ground?
But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.
I rely, my whole being relies, Yahweh, on Your promise.
My whole being hopes in the Lord, more than watchmen for daybreak; more than watchmen for daybreak
let Israel hope in Yahweh.  For with Yahweh is faithful love, with Him generous ransom;
and He will ransom Israel from all its sins.

or the Our Father and the Hail Mary

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.   Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On the Our Father beads pray

Eternal rest grant unto (him/her), O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon (him/her).

May (s/he) rest in peace.

Act of Faith

My God, I believe in Thee because Thou art Truth itself; I firmly believe in the truths revealed to the Church.

Act of Hope

My God, I hope in Thee because Thou art infinitely good.

Act of Charity

My God, I love Thee with all my heart, and above all things, because Thou art infinitely perfect; and I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee.

On the Hail Mary beads pray

Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation.  Sweet heart of Jesus, be my love.

Each set of 10 beads (decade) is concluded with

Eternal rest grant unto (him/her), O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon (him/her).

May (s/he) rest in peace.

Concluding Prayer

Eternal rest grant unto (him/her), O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon (him/her).

May (s/he) rest in peace. Amen.

May (his/her) soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.  May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless us and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes.  Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

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