A reading from the book of the prophet Daniel:

(I, Daniel, mourned and I heard this word of the Lord:)

“At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people;

It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time.

At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book.

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;

Some shall live forever; others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace.

But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament,

And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.”

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

515121574_f8545f6258_o We live to remember those

who passed before us,

their life gave us life

we honor their memory


(Raul Sanchez. El Dia y la Noche de los Muertos.  Viva la vida! Viva la Muerte!)