All Souls

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed Lived: | Feast Day: Monday, November 2, 2015 The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. "If we had no care for the dead," Augustine noted, "we would not be in the habit of praying for them." Yet pre-Christian [...]

Water and Religion

Cleansing by water throughout the ages and within the different faiths. Baptism - a pre Christian history Pre-Christian Religions The practice of baptism in pagan religions seems to have been based on a belief in the purifying properties of water. In ancient Babylon, according to the Tablets of Maklu, water was important as a spiritual [...]