A relative of mine by marriage, and friend, is from Trinidad. Her mother died recently and my friend was not able to be there for the funeral, which she helped pay for, along with her sister in this country and her brother there.
Now Trinidadian relatives have called asking them (the three siblings, none of whom are available to attend) to pay for the “Forty Day Ceremony”. My relative, growing up there, had no one die and had not ever heard of this. Apparently it is a ceremony they always have 40 days after death to help the wandering soul onto the next life(???) I said, “That doesn’t sound Catholic” but she said that they said a priest told them aobut it.
We don’t know how much is misinformation. Has anyone ever heard of this ceremony, and does anyone know what it is about?