Eternal Rest

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The "Eternal Rest", or "Requiem Æternam", is a Roman Catholic prayer asking God to release the souls of the faithful departed in Purgatory.

Latin text[edit]

The Latin text in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church is:

Requiem Aeternam dona eis, Domine
R. et lux perpetua luceat eis:
Requiescant in pace. R. Amen.

English translations[edit]

The translation used by English-speaking Roman Catholics is:

Eternal rest, grant unto him/her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him/her.

May s/he rest in peace. Amen.

May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

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