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Assembling an Ancestor Altar
-White table cloth, with an optional red runner
-Images of your departed (absolutely NO living persons are to be included in these images)
-Glass of water to invite and refresh the spirits
-White Candle, to light their way
-Offerings, the best offerings for your ancestors are the things that they enjoyed in life
Other items, such as things that they may have possessed in life that you have inherited, are good additions as well. Images of family patron saints are also usually honored here to show that these saints who have served your family are welcomed as part of your family.
These altars may be erected anywhere but during special feast days, such as All Soul’s Day and an ancestor’s birthday, the best idea is to set up a temporary altar (like the one pictured above) in the family’s dining room so that the departed may join in with the lives of the living.
Remember that the dead are to be honored and given the utmost respect! One’s ancestors are his greatest intercessors and allies, these are the one’s you pray to as well as the ones who pray for you. No one has more influence over the living and over this world than those who are no longer a part of it.