Saturday, November 1, 2014

Solemnity of All Saints

  But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom
and will possess it forever - yes, for ever and ever.  ~ Daniel 7:18 

Solemnity of All Saints*
November 1
*We are called to remember all of the saints, known and unknown,
whose lives have served as holy examples for us.
"To become saints means to fulfill completely what we already are, raised to the dignity of God's adopted children in Christ Jesus...” … “This, then, is the meaning of today’s Solemnity:  looking at the shining example of the Saints to reawaken within us the great longing to be like them:  happy to live near God, in His light, in the great family of God’s friends.  Being a Saint means living close to God, to live in His family…” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

 The Church Triumphant, Militant, and Suffering

The saints in heaven live in perpetual adoration, because their joy is derived from eternal contemplation. On earth, where in some manner we must imitate the life of heaven, Christian devotion has striven to make the Sacred Host the center of perpetual contemplation and adoration…The Sacred Host perpetually exposed on its Eucharistic throne, and, before it, day and night, loving souls in adoration and contemplation! Is this not truly heaven on earth?”
The Holy Eucharist, J. G. Trevino


"Make up your mind to become a saint." ~St Maria Mazarello
"Never say, 'What great things the saints do,' but,
'What great things God does in His saints.'"~ St. Philip Neri


 “O blessed souls, who knew so well how to profit by the gifts of God,
and to purchase with this precious ransom so delectable and enduring
a heritage, tell us how you won through Him such an eternal blessing!
Assist us, since you are so near the Fountainhead.
Draw water for those of us on earth who are perishing with thirst."

St Teresa of Jesus - Exclamations of the Soul to God,13

*Origin of All Saint's Day as a feast of the Church
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During the Octave of All Saints' Day (Nov 1 thru Nov 8) any of the faithful,
by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed,
can obtain a plenary indulgence (each day this is done),
applicable to the poor souls in purgatory,
(under the usual conditions for obtaining indulgences).

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