Souls prayer project
November begins with two days of honoring the departed: All Saints' Day on November 1 and All Souls' Day on November 2. The monastic community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude continues the remembering all through the month. Three great banners are hung in the chapel with the names of every Sister who has gone before.
"As we remember them, they become present to us," explains Sister Teresa Jackson. "As we call them to mind, we hold them in God's love and know that they are enfolded in God's care. The ones who have gone before are the 'great cloud of witnesses' mentioned in Hebrews 12:1...like a stadium full of people cheering us on."
The Sisters would also like to hold in prayer your departed loved ones. To learn more and send your loved one’s names, visit www.StGertrudes.org or call 208-962-5062.