Sunday, November 2, 2014

Remembering our loved ones

Tombstones in a Malta cemetery
The celebration of All Souls follows that of All Saints. Today thousands of people visit cemeteries to pay their last respects towards their loved ones. In my home country of Malta in particular, families decorate tombstones with flowers, candles and photos. These photos show some of the old tombstones and an overview of a section of the cemetery, which, as you can see, is very crowded. Let us pray especially today for those who have left us this year, and let us also pray for their loved ones. Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord, and may the perpetual light shine on them.
An old bronze tombstone by Gregorio Zappala
Another symbolic tombstone in the Addolorata Cemetery, Malta

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