Dear Friends of St. Mary’s Hermitage,


The month of November will shortly be upon us, and our thoughts turn toward Purgatory and the holy souls who dwell there for a time, expiating their faults. Holy Mother Church admonishes us to pray more especially for these souls, both known and unknown to us, during November.

A custom we keep at our Hermitage here is to place the names of deceased family members and other loved ones in our book of remembrance and place it on the altar, and our priest faithfully remember these souls at each Mass offered during the entire month of November. We wish to invite you to send us, before November 1st, the names of your loved ones who are deceased, and we will be happy to include these souls in this great benefit of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for their speedy release and eternal peace. As many as seven Masses are offered here at our chapel each week, and a remembrance of your deceased loved ones will be made at each Mass, each day of the month of November, starting on Holy Souls Day, November 2nd. Please forward your names if you wish to add a loved one to our list.

Please state the full name of person and which country and the year they passed away (the country is for demographic purposes only) and email them to St. Mary’s Hermitage placing Remembrance in your subject line.

The names will then be added to our book of remembrance in calligraphy. It is customary to normally make a Donation which you can at: Donate Here.

Giving whatever you can which will be given to the funeral grant fund for those who cannot pay to bury their loved ones, but if you can not do so do not worry we will pray for them regardless.

Throughout the month of November please remember to pray each day the following prayer:

O gentle Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on them. Be not severe in Your judgments, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames. And, Merciful Saviour, send Your angels to conduct them to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

Frá Ugo-Maria

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