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Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2013 by  
Filed under All Saints, Liz Estler, Praying Through Art, Solemnity

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  Today, November 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints.  Who are these “Icons of Human Love,” as Father Thomas Dubay, S.M. called them in Saints: A Closer Look?  They are those “who have lived upon earth as we have, who have known our miseries, our difficulties, our struggles,” writes Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D. in Divine Intimacy.  Some are easy to recognize, “for... Read More

Saint Teresa’s Prayer for All Saints Day

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“O holy souls that now rejoice without fear of losing your joy and are forever absorbed in the praises of my God! Happy indeed your lot! How right that you should employ yourselves ceaselessly in these praises! and how my soul envies you, free as you now are from the affliction caused by the grievous offenses which are in these unhappy days are committed against my God! No longer do you behold all the ingratitude of men and... Read More