Friday, October 4, 2013


A Franciscan tradition is to celebrate the passing of Saint Francis from earthly life to eternal life the night before the feast of Saint Francis which is on October 4.

In Latin, this "passing" is called the Transitus.

On Guam, our custom is to also call to mind all the friars in our community who have also crossed over to eternal life.  Individual candles are lit for each of them, called by name.  A different friar lights a candle for each deceased friar.

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