The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Hallowtide Triduum begins on All Hallows’ Eve, followed by All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. During the entire month we pray for the souls of the faithful departed, especially those whom we have known and loved.
The season of Holy Souls reveals our reflection of our own mortality, celebrating and mourning those who have gone before us, and gently gathering all of the past into God’s loving embrace. We commemorate all the faithful departed during the month of November, by remembering, praying, and giving thanks for all the dead. Praying for the faithful departed pleases God, who makes use of our prayers to help purify these souls in purgatory that He Loves.