Who doesn’t love the awe-inspiring beauty of autumn, including all of the brilliant colors that light up the landscape? Our Father’s fall artistry is just one of the many reasons to visit Catholic Cemeteries in the coming weeks.
It’s certainly the perfect season to enjoy the quiet beauty and natural magnificence of our grounds, and with the Hallowtide Triduum approaching, it’s also a sacred time prayerfully to remember our loved ones who have passed from this life.
The Hallowtide Triduum was instituted after popular practices and includes the following:
- All Saints Eve or All Hallows Eve (October 31) – Commonly known as Halloween, this is a time to contemplate our own death and our eventual judgment. How can/should we prepare ourselves today?
- All Saints Day (November 1) – This is a Catholic feast day and holy day of obligation, in which we celebrate and honor those who have died and gone on to heaven – the church triumphant!
- All Souls Day (November 2) – On this day, Catholics remember and pray for the faithful departed, including those in purgatory (the church expectant). We pray with hope and joyful expectation that they will one day be in heaven.
At Catholic Cemeteries, we welcome every connection for remembrance, which is why we invite you to visit the gravesites of your loved ones, especially on or around the Hallowtide Triduum.
Blessed by the archbishop, our holy grounds are sacred spaces, like churches, that whisper the hope of our blessed expectation. They are beautiful, holy places where you can find comfort, as you pray for and remember those you love.
This season and always, the team at Catholic Cemeteries joins with you in prayer for the faithful departed, as together we joyfully await the blessed hope.