Chaplet for the Dead - in Gothic Green - Limited Edition

SKU: CHAP154
$24.80

Chaplet for the Dead - in Gothic Green

We used 6 x 4mm eletroplated green Austrian crystal glass beads.  Each bead is  crowned wth silver plated rondel spacers, which in turn has 2mm glass green seed beads on either side.

the Mystery beads are capped with silver plated gothic caps.  

Our Speciality rosarys and chaplets are handmade in South Africa. We take care to ensure that these rosaries are UNIQUE in design.  Therefore we only have one listed rosary under our special rosaries, and usually a limited edition of our Chaplet design.  We also take pride in using good quality beads, chain, pins, center pieces and crucifix's. We make to order to your specific needs and requests.

Boxed,

Prayer sheet included 

69cm in length

The Church teaches that believers remain connected—whether they’re in heaven, on earth or in purgatory, and that it is beneficial to pray for those who have died but are not canonized saints. Since this week we celebrate All Souls Day, here is a little background on the Nov. 2 feast day, some reasons to pray for your loved ones and prayers you can use, including the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Praying for the Dead in the Early Church

Early Christians remembered and prayed for the dead, and the practice has continued since then. Different dioceses began adopting a formal feast day in the 11thcentury.

According to the Catechism, most of us who don’t merit hell yet still need purification before we can enter heaven will pass through a state the Church calls purgatory when we die. (CCC1030)  With our prayers we can help their loved ones’ souls move from purgatory to heaven.

There are several scriptural bases for praying for the dead. One of them is found in the second book of Maccabees, one of a series of books in Catholic bibles that the Church recognizes as the apocrypha. In the story of a military commander who offers prayers and sacrifice for his dead soldiers (2 Macc. 12:38-45), it is clear that the living can help the dead: “for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been useless and foolish to pray for them in death.” (2 Macc. 12:44)

In Romans 8:37-39, St. Paul echoed this idea when he wrote that nothing can separate us, “neither life nor death” from the love of God.

 

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