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Island Catholics honor departed loved ones on All Souls Day

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The island's faithful kept-up tradition for All Souls Day on Friday, making their way to cemeteries to remember loved ones who have left us.

Carrying flowers, rosaries, and photos of their loved ones, many island residents visited cemeteries to attend mass and pray for their relatives and friends who've passed away. Like Patricia Duenas, who visited Togcha Cemetery in Yona to remember her mother, Estella. She told KUAM News, "She's somebody very special to me, and every day of my life I try to live my life the way I feel she would want me to live."

Making her rounds to other cemeteries, she says she'll visit her son at Windward Hills. Others followed their family, like Anisha Tomagan, who is only 11 years old. Though she's never met her grandmother Jeannette, she joins Catholics praying at Pigo Cemetery. "I came to visit my Grandma for All Souls Day. It means praying for the ones who've past away," she shared with our camera crew.

In the Catholic tradition, she hopes someday she'll meet her grandmother again, in heaven.

 

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