This beautiful requiem set was commissioned by a newly ordained Carmelite priest. The image, prayerfully painted by Susan Jasper, was reproduced from a holy card that was instrumental in this priest's discernment. Black was traditionally used for requiem vestments. It is a reminder to us faithful that, although we hope for salvation for the deceased, we must continue to pray for the departed souls in purgatory. The image of our Lady lovingly guiding souls out of purgatory reminds us of that hope of salvation and to ask Mary, Queen of Heaven, for her intercession on behalf of our deceased loved ones.