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A former colleague posted on Facebook that he was going back to Ireland for his late father's Month's mind. Anyone know what this is?

Asked by srmorgan (6768points) August 1st, 2015

As I said, someone posted that he was returning for his late father’s month’s mind. His father passed away recently.
I am not close enough to query him about it ( we worked together in the 90’s) but I have never heard the expression,if I have got it right.

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janbb's avatar

Never heard the term but googled it.

“noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a Requiem Mass said on the thirtieth day after a person’s death or burial.”

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Thanks

SRM

elbanditoroso's avatar

I am no expert in Catholic ceremonies, but it sounds like this may be similar to the Jewish ceremony of Shloshim. link

Shloshim marks 30 days after the death of a loved one, and is seen as the end of the formal mourning period for the family.

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