Admittedly, I wish I saw this early enough so that I could have incorporated this in my Catholic Carnival post. This comes from Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC. Fr. Stephen gives a nice historical background to both All Saints' and All Souls' Day, and encourages us to "remember the dead, the people of our precious, personal past in prayer." He continues, "We pray to the saints while we pray for the departed. Prayer is our strongest link to each other wherever we may be."
Beautifully stated, Fr. Stephen.