Dear Missionary Friend,
All Souls’ Day is a time when we remember to pray particularly for our loved ones and all those who have gone before us. These include countless loved ones, such as spouses, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, and close friends who have touched our lives deeply and significantly. We remember acquaintances such as neighbors, teachers, and members of the clergy, as well as anyone who had contributed to our social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth. We remember our own recently deceased– Sr. Patricia Kelly, Sr. Josefa Cordero, and Sr. Catherine Murray. We think about all those special moments we shared with them. We remember simple loving snapshots of events and our cherished memories with them more poignantly on All Souls’ Day.
As I pray, I am drawn closer to those I love, to you, and to your intentions; I am drawn closer to the love of God as well. Praying for those who have died reminds us of the truth that death does not break the bond that exists between us.
The powerful memorial poem, “We Remember Them” is featured on our sympathy card, enclosed with this letter for your use. The words remind us of the importance of remembrance – to recall and internalize its meaning. Through the words of the poem, we are powerfully reminded of the notion that our souls live on through those whom we love. We honor those who have parted from us. They live on in our actions and our love for others and ourselves. To remember is to do what is necessary—to keep in mind that what we do will have an impact on others’ lives.
We invite you to order Trinity Treasury Sympathy Enrollment cards free of charge. Click here to request your card or multiple cards. Upon receipt of your enrollments, they will be remembered in the Trinity Treasury and share in a Special Mass offered each month and be remembered daily in the Masses, Rosaries and Eucharistic Adoration at the Motherhouse Chapel and in the Prayers and Good Works of the Missionary Servants or the Most Blessed Trinity.
On All Souls’ Day, and every day as we remember those who have died, and pray for those abandoned and poor souls today, we also remember the living. During these trying times, we remember to help and pray for those individuals who are in need, forgotten, and abandoned. We need to reach out to those who feel helpless in our community and desperately require our continued vital missionary support. Now more than ever, we rely on your continued generosity and your missionary spirit to support our work more than ever.
All Souls’ Day is a time for honoring and remembering. I personally thank you in advance for your generosity and for your own personal missionary spirit and support of our work. May God bless you always!
With deep gratitude in the Trinity,
Sister Marie, MSBT
PS: This year, the National Day of Giving is Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Please remember to visit msbt.org on that day to help our various missions.