Frank discussions, advice, and opinions from a Catholic Director of Religious Education.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Catholic Word of the Week (October 17th, 2011)
Communion of Saints: The unity and co-operation of the members of the Church on earth with those in heaven and in purgatory. In other words, death has no dominion over the Mystical Body of Christ. Those Christians who have entered into heaven continue to aid their brethren on earth by way of their prayers. Christians on earth honor the saints in heaven and aid one another and the souls in purgatory through prayer and works of mercy. Souls in purgatory, remaining in the Body of Christ and being ever more purified, continue to benefit from the prayers and works offered for them and, according to some Doctors of the Church, offer prayers for the world.