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Monday, October 31, 2011

Vigil of All Saints Feast

May All Saints Help us .

Did you ever wish you had friends in high places? Someone to help you out in a bind? Perhaps a buddy to give you a boost? A special guide?

Stop wishing and know that you do! You have friends in the highest of positions, and these are people who will not turn their backs on you when the going gets tough. In fact, they are especially pleased to smile on you and lift you up when you are down. They are the saints, and they’re planning a place among themselves for you.

Every day in the Church calendar is a Saint day, but the Solemnity of All Saints is when the Church honors all saints, known and unknown. On All Saints Day, we celebrate these saints of the Lord, and ask for their prayers and intercessions. The whole concept of All Saints Day is tied in with the concept of the Communion of Saints. This is the belief that all of God's people, on heaven, earth, and in the state of purification ( in Purgatory ).

Christians have been honoring their saints and martyrs since at least the second century AD.
Let us pray an Eve of All Saints Prayer

God Eternal Father,
All-Powerful and Ever-Living God,
Today we rejoice
in the holy men and women
of every time and place
May their prayers
bring us your forgiveness and love
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
( from the Liturgy of the Hours )

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