Thought for the Day – 1 November – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Feast of All Saints
“In these days when the Church is so anxious to foster devotion to the Saints, let us fervently invoke their patronage.
They are our brothers and they reach out lovingly to assist us because, they desire us to share in their glory.
As we know, the Church is threefold.
There is the Church Militant, to which we belong; there is the Church Suffering, which consists of the souls in Purgatory and there is the Church Triumphant, which is made up of the Blessed in Heaven.
The bond of charity unites all three divisions.
We, who are still on earth, have brothers and sisters in eternal glory who love us and intercede for us.
Let us pray to them fervently and constantly.
Above all, let us seek to imitate the sanctity which won such glory for them in Heaven.”