All Souls Day marked an opportunity for both restoration and recollection for more than 100 religious sisters and brothers of the diocese of Trenton.

Our CM Bishop Dave O’Connell celebrated a “Day of Remembrance and Gratitude” to recognize the contributions and witness of their fellow deceased sisters and brothers who served in the Diocese of Trenton in the ministries of education, social services and health care.

WhalenIt was also a day of retreat was organized by the diocesan Office of Clergy and Consecrated Life and the Office of Worship. The day’s speaker, Father Michael Whalen,  CM associate professor of theology in St. John’s University, Queens, N.Y., shared his experiences and admiration of the women religious who had influenced him during his adolescent years.

Father Marty McGeough CM, Director of Prison Ministries for the Diocese  concelebrated the Mass on the Feast of All Souls.

Read the full story in The Monitor. (Photos courtesy of the Monitor and Jeff Metzner)