A Look at All Saints

We are now late in the church year and are rapidly moving toward Advent. It seems that by late October and all of November we cannot fit in all the last of the special days, feast days and loose ends of the larger church calendar before we begin anew with Advent. We have two celebrations so close to each other that one or both might be overlooked. They are Reformation and All Saints. The precise days are not always celebrated and in many…

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All Saints Day

“Without a doubt, that’s the most important aspect of the saints for me: they teach me about being who I am. Each of the saints has been, to quote St. John XXIII, ‘holy in a different way.’ Each was placed in a different situation and time. Each had a different personality and dealt with life differently. And each related to God a little differently.” Fr. James Martin, SJ, “My Life With the Saints” I guess I could say my life with the saints…

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