Today is a day we take our gaze off of the workaday world and raise them to our eternal goal. A day of gratitude, hope and anticipation of our heavenly homeland. A day we call upon the multitude of our brothers and sisters who've crossed that great threshold and mystical veil to the Beatific Vision and eternal union with the Holy Trinity! All holy men and women, pray for us!
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1).
"Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. The Church honors all those who are with God, the innumerable men and women who chose fidelity to Christ. As we seek to implement the new evangelization called for in the Year of Faith, we can look to the saints as an example of evangelical zeal and Christian witness. According to a recent article published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ten saints who were particularly great evangelizers include; St.’s Peter and Paul, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, St. Patrick, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Juan Diego, St. Daniel Comboni, and St. Therese of the Child Jesus." (DivineOffice.org)