Feast of All Souls

[Pictorial Lives of Saints: All Souls]Memorial

About the Feast

Feast in commemoration of the faithful departed in Purgatory. Abbot Odilo of Cluny instituted it in the monasteries of his congregation in 998, other religious orders took up the observance, and it was adopted by various dioceses and gradually by the whole Church. The Office of the Dead must be recited by the clergy on this day, and Pope Benedict XV granted to all priests the privilege of saying three Masses of requiem

If the feast should fall on Sunday it is kept on 3 November.

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Feast of All Souls“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 July 2014. Web. 20 August 2014. <>