All Souls Day Candlelit Procession

Last Friday, November 2nd, Abbot James and the monks led students of Benedictine College and members of the Atchison community in a candle lit procession to commemorate All Souls Day. The evening began with Compline in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church followed by a prayerful walk to the Abbey cemetery. As each person placed a candle near a tombstone, they were invited to pray for the soul of that deceased monk. The evening was a beautiful time to prayerfully recall those who have died as well as remember the eternal reality that God calls each and everyone of us to share with Him in Heaven.