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Early this afternoon, the monastic community gathered for their All Souls Day procession to pray for the faithful departed.  We chanted Psalms and invoked the intercession of the saints as we walked to the cemetery.  There more prayers were offered for the deceased.  Many of the monks remained at the cemetery for a while to pray for family members, friends, benefactors, and the other monks who have gone before them to eternal life.

May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

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