All Soul’s Day 2022

All Souls` Day 2022

All Soul’s Day 2022! Prayers all around the world!

All Souls Day is observed in honor of the dead. This day is followed by All Saints' Day and Halloween. Know everything about this day and its significance.

All Souls' Day is observed on November 2 by Catholics all across the world. In Roman Catholicism, All Souls' Day is a significant occasion. This date was chosen so that it would fall after All Saints Day-  as a part of the celebrations of "Allhallowtide".

Allhallowtide includes Halloween on the last day of October, All Saints' Day on November 1, and All Souls' Day on November 2.

The day was chosen to fall after All Saints' Day- when a feast is conducted to remember church members who have attained eternal life. After this feast, the church turns to pray for the souls it believes are suffering in purgatory.

History of the All Souls’ Day

All Souls` Day 2022

The legend connected with its foundation is given by Peter Damiani in his Life of St Odilo: a pilgrim returning from the Holy Land was cast by a storm on a desolate island. A hermit living there told him that amid the rocks was a chasm communicating with purgatory, from which perpetually rose the groans of tortured souls.

The hermit also claimed he had heard the demons complaining of the efficacy of the prayers of the faithful, and especially the monks of Cluny, in rescuing their victims. Upon returning home, the pilgrim hastened to inform the abbot of Cluny, who then set 2 November as a day of intercession on the part of his community for all the souls in Purgatory.

Significance of the All Souls’ Day

A person's soul can depart from this world in one of three ways, according to Catholic beliefs. A person who passes away in a state of complete grace and communion with God goes to heaven, which is the first option. The second is hell, where those who pass away while still committing mortal sin are inevitably damned by their own free will.

Purgatory is supposed to be the final choice for those who are not yet in mortal sin but are still in a condition of lesser (venial) sin. Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter heaven as per scriptural beliefs.

The prayer which is Chanted on All Souls’ Day

"Blessed are those who have died in the Lord; let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them." -Gospel Verse, Rev 14:13

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All Souls` Day 2022

The day was chosen to succeed All Saints' Day when a feast is held to commemorate those members of the church who have found a spot in heaven.

The day is known by many different names all across the world. It is called the ‘Feast of All Souls’ and ‘Defuncts’ Day’ in countries like Hungary, France, Italy, and Ecuador.

Different cultures mark the day differently. While North Americans usually perform extra prayers and light candles for the departed, those living in parts of Latin America visit the graves of their ancestors. They sometimes also leave food offerings for the departed souls.

Common FAQs

  • All Souls Day

Answer - All Souls Day is the of the Allhallowtide triduum. The day is marked on November 2, 2022, across the world after Halloween.

  • All Souls Day 2022

Answer - All Souls Day 2022 is all set to be observed on Wednesday, 2nd November 2022. People pray for their lost members on this day. Here are some wishes, and quotes.

  • All Souls Day meaning

Answer - All Souls' Day, also called the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead is dedicated to prayer and remembrance.

  • All Souls Day prayer

Answer - “Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my home and within my family. Amen.”

  • All Souls Day History

Answer - All Souls' Day is a day of prayer and remembrance for the faithful departed, observed by Roman Catholics and other Christians on 2 November.