2. THE QUESTION WAS .According to St. Augustine, where do we commemorate the souls of dead believers?
A. we shouldnt
B. at the altar of the Mass
St. Augustine wrote:
"Neither are the souls of the pious dead separated from the Church which even now is the kingdom of Christ. Otherwise there would be no remembrance of them at the altar of God in the communication of the Body of Christ" (The City of God 20:9:2 [A.D. 419]).
The altar is where the Sacrifice of Calvary was and is made present at the Mass.
Prayer to Saints (www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/maryc4.htm)
www.osv.com/faithmatters/LeaderGuide/staugustine.asp (St. Augustines life)
www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/euchb1.htm (Sacrifice of the Mass)
www.newadvent.org/fathers/1201.htm (whole text of City of God)
www.scborromeo.org/truth/q3.htm (questions on purgatory)
www.newadvent.org/cathen/04653a.htm (prayers for the dead)
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