Ah, November. It’s finally starting to feel a bit chilly here in Virginia and I am loving it! The traditional Catholic monthly devotion for November is The Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Here is how I have set up my liturgical table for the month.
On my chalkboard is a flame to represent the purifying fires of purgatory.
Below the flame is written:
Requeim aeternam dona eis Domine
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them.
I have a list of the family members we have lost posted so we can remember to pray for them this month.
@greenefaerie had the awesome idea of filling a jar with the names of deceased relatives. Each evening, have a child pick out a name to pray for and afterward they get a piece of candy from their Halloween stash. What a fun way to also use up Halloween candy!
Since All Saints is November 1st, I also have a list of all of our family’s saints. My Litany of Fall Saints is perfect for displaying too!
The Heroic Act of Charity prayer is also posted.
Flowers are a great addition to the liturgical table. I usually love adding natural elements for decor but wasn’t able to get a chance to pick any up. Here are some great flowers for a November Litrugical Table:
- Lilies – an attribute of all saints, compassion, purity
- Palm – a symbol of His triumph over sin and death
- Hyacinth – the desire for heaven and peace of mind
- Ivy – a symbol of eternal life and fidelity
- Mallow – the desire for forgiveness
- Daffodil – a symbol of death and the flower of the Resurrection
- Teasel – grief and sorrow
- Pansy – remembrance and meditation
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Next month’s Liturgical table theme will be around the Immaculate Conception and Advent! Be sure to check out my Instagram for more ideas and I would love to hear your ideas for decorating your liturgical area! Please share any ideas/ traditions you do for the month of December and I will feature you on Instagram and in the next posts.