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The Prayer Basket - praying for souls in purgatory

When my mother passed away in 2009, I discovered that all of her prayer books had little holy cards in them. Mom saved them so that she could pray for those people. I was starting to have quite a collection of such cards myself! But I wanted a more centralized way to keep these momentoes. I also wanted to be able to keep them in a special way so that I would remember to pray for them.

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That is how I came up with a prayer basket to hold all of these special cards.


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I picked the one pictured because it reminded me of autumn and winter. I also liked the asymmetry and unfinished look of it.

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Then I carefully filled it with prayer cards and even obituaries.

During the month of November, I keep this basket on our counter with a candle lit beside it. This reminds us all to pray for our loved ones during this month.

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Here are some of those very special cards.

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