Tag: All Saints Day

Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Erin Flood was only 8 years old when her uncle died in a car accident. But because her extended family has gathered for Mass on the anniversary of his death for the past 17 years, she has come to better understand the importance of praying for the dead.

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In Pictures – November 7, 2013

In Pictures – November 7, 2013

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

ALL SAINTS DAY
RAKE-A-THON

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‘Saints Manor’ offers Halloween alternative to haunted houses

‘Saints Manor’ offers Halloween alternative to haunted houses

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eighth-graders from Holy Spirit School and parish religious education classes will transform the annex of the St. Paul church into “Saints Manor” Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Let Christ’s light shine through and you can be as smart as a third-grader

Let Christ’s light shine through and you can be as smart as a third-grader

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are some people you just want to be around. There is something about their spirit, their attitude or energy that inspires and encourages.

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Understanding the communion of saints

Understanding the communion of saints

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The communion of saints is a timely topic as November approaches, the month we celebrate All Saints (Nov. 1) and All Souls (Nov. 2) and pray for the dead. This core belief is stated in the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”

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Saints who inspire us

Saints who inspire us

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit recently asked readers to tell about the saint who has inspired them the most in light of the Solemnity of All Saints Nov. 1.

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Tell us about the saint who inspires you most

Tell us about the saint who inspires you most

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

“What saint’s story inspires you the most? Why?”

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St. Stephen, Anoka, promotes saints in Halloween Capital of the World

St. Stephen, Anoka, promotes saints in Halloween Capital of the World

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halloween is the night before All Saints Day. All Saints is such a major feast that the celebration begins with a vigil on the night before the actual day. The original name was All Hallows Eve and later shortened to Halloween. Hallow means “holy” or “sacred,” and “e’en” is a rough translation of eve or even, British equivalents to evening.

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