Anniversary of the death of my father.
Requiem Mass in spite of my confidence that our Lord had long since granted him entry into his holy Paradise. This commemoration is a duty, which does not mean that I wait for this anniversary day to discharge myself of the duty of prayer for my father.
Every day at Mass I do this for him and for all those who have a right to my remembrance and to my gratitude.
Eugene de Mazenod’s Diary, 10 October 1842, EO XXI