Amid the ruins in a section of Queens, NY destroyed by storm Sandy, stood a statue of the Virgin Mary — a fitting reminder of  her presence in the world and our lives. Unfortunately, many have not listened to Mary as she works to bring the ‘faithful’ to closer union with her Son and the Triune God.

In the economy of salvation we need to be purified of our sins in this world or the next. On the Feast of All Souls we remember those who died and are in Purgatory — knowing that one day they will be with Our Lord and also knowing that they can benefit from our prayers and sacrifices.