All Souls' Day

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All Souls' Day

n. Roman Catholic Church
November 2, the day on which special prayers are offered for the souls in purgatory.
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All Souls' Day

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church a day of prayer (Nov 2) for the dead in purgatory
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All′ Souls'′ Day`


n.
a day of solemn prayer for all dead persons, usu. on Nov. 2.
[1550–60]
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Noun1.All Souls' Day - a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatoryAll Souls' Day - a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
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Translations

All Souls' Day

nil Giorno dei Morti
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Also known as the Feast of All Souls and in some countries, the Day of the Dead or Memorial Day, "The souls of the faithful which at death have not been cleansed from venial sins or have not fully atoned for mortal sins and therefore, have not attained the beatific vision in heaven, may be helped to do so by praying, alms-giving, and by the holy sacrifice of the mass offered in their memory." Church officials said.
When I entered a monastery in my adult age, I learned that we had all along been celebrating our Day of the Dead on the wrong day because the Feast of All Saints is different from the Feast of all Souls which is observed on Nov.
2, the feast of All Souls, dovetails with the Solemnity of All Saints.
"On the Feast of All Souls, Don Bernardino de Mendoza had given a house and beautiful garden, situated in Madrid, to St.
| All Souls' Day (also called Feast of All Souls or Day of the Dead) commemorates the dead on November 2.