On this second week of November, Davog McCaffrey brings another beautiful reflection to our Pause and Ponder in November series in the video below, focusing on the Island’s images of Our Lady. As a symbol of motherhood and family, Mary evokes prayers for all our deceased family members. Blessings
Second November Reflection – narrated by Davog McCaffrey:
Our Lady has a special place on Lough Derg. The little church beside the pier is dedicated to her: Blessed Virgin Mary of the Angels.
She greets us as we make our way along the path towards the basilica.
The beautiful icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help reminds us that she is indeed someone we can turn to in times of need.
She is the mother of Jesus and the mother of us all. She is a major symbol of family.
Tonight we remember all family members who have died; the mothers who gave birth to us and nurtured us, the fathers who guided us and provided for us; we remember deceased grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In a special way we remember all children who have died, now singing with the angels.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them; may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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