Anniversary of Deceased Parents

Today the Order of Preachers observes a day of prayer for our deceased parents.

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From the Dominican Ordo:

In this celebration we remember our parents who have preceded us with the sign of faith and rest in peace.  The Dominican Family joins together to honor our deceased parents with the same affection we showed them in life, for in Christ they gave us birth and from the crib they showed us what it means to be followers of Christ.

God of all consolation, by whose command we honor father and mother, in your tenderness have mercy on our parents, forgive their sins, and let us see them at last in the light of eternal joy. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.