We believe that with the arrival of Sister Death, for God's faithful people life is changed, not ended. Sadness gives way to the bright promise of immortality. Each month we pray for our Secular Franciscan brothers and sisters who have entered into eternal life. Our departed brothers and sisters remain a part of the Communion of Saints as well as our Fraternity. We ask them to keep us lovingly in their prayers as well.
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Since they are immersed in the resurrection of Christ, which gives true meaning to Sister Death, let them serenely tend toward the ultimate encounter with the Father. From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order