Sunday, November 2, 2008

Feast of All Souls

Animabus, quaesumus, Domine, famulorum famularumque tuarum oratio proficiat supplicantium: ut eas et a peccatis omnibus exuas, et tuae redemptionis facias esse participes: Qui vivas et regnas.


  1. Thank you for this post, James. In Mexico this day is celebrated (not merely observed, but CELEBRATED) as the Day of the Dead. Grinning skulls and dancing skeletons are seen in profusion. This Catholic folk festival vividly teaches two things:

    1. Death can't hurt us. All it can do is turn us into skeletons. But since we're already skeletons, that's not anything to worry about.

    2. Those who have already died are still alive, and they are not separated from us because of the Communion of the Saints.

    In short, we the living are already dead, and the dead are still living. We are all one in Christ.

    God bless both Gary and Bob.

  2. Amen!
    Thank you for this deeply moving post.

    A Catholic gamer.

  3. May I humbly request a translation? My Latin is very rusty...

  4. The Latin reads: May the prayer of your supplicants, Lords, profit the souls of your servants, so that you may free them from all their sins and make them sharers in your redemption. You who are living and reigning.

  5. I'm going to feel really stupid in a couple hours when I realize the answer on my own, but who's the one in the second picture?

  6. Bob Bledsaw, one of the two founders of Judges Guild.

  7. Yes, I also took pics of Erik Wujick (Palladium) and N. Robin Crosby (Harn) to Church yesterday.