The 40th day of mourning is coming this weekend. My aunt sent me a letter and gave an explanation of why we commemorate the 40th day:
People ask why we commemorate 3rd Day, 9th Day, 40th Day, One Year. This is the only religious way to live God?s way, Jesus way of the Cross. A way of looking at the bigger picture of Heaven, Life, Death, and Resurrection. It is not about the Lumpia or the Pancit.--Aunt Remy (1.10.2004)
It really puts things in perspective as to what life is about. A Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intention of Richard's 40th Day on February 14, at Our Lady of the Desert Church.