1 November – Solemnity of All Saints!

1 November – Solemnity of All Saints!

The Church day by day gives special veneration to the holy men and women who have helped to establish it by their blood, develop it by their labours, or edify it by their virtues.   But, in addition to those whom the Church honours by special designation or has inscribed in her calendar, how many martyrs are there whose names are not recorded!   How many humble virgins and holy penitents!   How many unknown anchorites and monks, Christian fathers and mothers, young children snatched away in their innocence!   How many courageous Christians, whose merits are known only to God and His heavenly court!all saints - maxresdefault

Should we forget those who remember us in their intercession?   Are not some among them our ancestors? members of our immediate family? our friends and fellow-Christians, with whom we have lived in daily companionship?

In fact, all of Heaven is but one family — Our Lord’s, as He Himself said:   Who is My mother and who are My brethren?   And stretching forth His hand towards His disciples, He said, Behold My mother and My brethren!   For whoever does the Will of My Father in heaven, is My brother and sister and mother.all saints 2

Today we have the opportunity to thank God, if at other times we forget, for their aid and their love.   And today we adore Him with them, for the grace which raised them to their present joy.   The Church requires this homage of us, by making this day a holy day of obligation for all.Saints_of_the_Catholic_Church COVERS

Our place, too, is awaiting us in this home of eternal light, peace and love, if we persevere to the end in the fulfilment of God’s holy Will.allsaints

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Passionate Catholic. Being a Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ. This site, which is now using the Traditional Calendar, will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions. This Site is placed under the Patronage of my many favourite Saints and especially, St Paul. "For the Saints are sent to us by God as so many sermons. We do not use them, it is they who move us and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.” Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) This site adheres to the Catholic Church and all her teachings. PLEASE ADVISE ME OF ANY GLARING TYPOS etc - In June 2021 I lost 95% sight in my left eye and sometimes miss errors. Thank you and I pray all those who visit here will be abundantly blessed. Pax et bonum! 🙏

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