Annals (or Annuals)
Annals (Or Annuals)
in Church phrase, is
(1) a term used to describe anniversary masses for the faithful departed in general, which were commonly said on All-souls' day, or for the souls of particular individuals upon the anniversary of their decease. These latter were sometimes solemnized half-yearly, or on the festival of the departed person's patron saint. Other terms for annals were Year-minds and Obits.
(2.) The written records of religious houses.
(3.) This term was also secondarily applied to masses said for deceased persons, either daily or weekly, throughout the year succeeding their decease, or annually, on. the anniversary of their decease, for the space of three, seven, or twenty-one years.