July 1 St. Junipero Serra

I confess that I am bewildered and lose myself at the thought of the divine goodness, a sea without shore and fathomless, of God who calls me to an eternal rest after such short and tiny labors—summons and calls me to Heaven, to that supreme Good that I sought so negligently, and promises me the fruit of those tears that I sowed so sparingly.

-St. Aloysius Gonzaga

 

Prayer for the Dead

Into your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them enter eternal rest.

The old order has passed away: welcome them into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

Amen.

 

Litany of the Saints