The Requiem, or the mass for the dead is taken very seriously by both priests and laypeople in the Catholic Church. It is strongly believed by many that a soul cannot rest unless the last prayers and verses for the deceased have been bestowed. This brings to mind a folk tale from Ireland that has been passed on through generations of time.
Let it be noted that this is merely a legend. Facts are not available to support this–it is simply a tale that has survived for many years through word of mouth.
A young, devout Catholic girl named Mary O’Malley had stopped by the Church one evening on her way home from work. It was the eve of St. John, Continue reading