Tag: All Souls

Beginning with the end in mind

Beginning with the end in mind

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The month of November begins with the Solemnity of All Saints, where we remember all God’s holy ones who were victors in the great contest of life and loved God with their whole heart, soul, mind and strength. These heroes, our brothers and sisters, are now experiencing in heaven the perfect joy for which our hearts long.

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Pray for the dead, gain indulgences for them, cardinal urges Catholics

Pray for the dead, gain indulgences for them, cardinal urges Catholics

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the faithful, living and dead, can and should pray for each other, a top Vatican official wrote.

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All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

All Souls feast is time to remember, to hope, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mass for the feast of All Souls is “realistic, concrete” in calling Catholics to remember the people and events of their past, to consider how they live today and to hope for eternal life with God and their loved ones who preceded them, Pope Francis said.

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Realizing today may be one’s last day changes how one lives, pope says

Realizing today may be one’s last day changes how one lives, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is not morbid to start each day understanding that it may be one’s last, Pope Francis said.

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All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

All Saints is the feast honoring all of the saints of the Church.

All Souls Day is the commemoration of all the faithfully departed.

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

| November 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

With its grinning skeletons dressed in feathered hats and gowns, jewel-eyed sugar skulls and colorful paper garlands, the Nov. 2 “Día de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, might appear to many Americans like a Mexican Halloween. But this centuries-old tradition interwoven with Catholicism is much more than a night of ghouls, ghosts and goodies.

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Preparing for the reality of death

Preparing for the reality of death

This month of All Souls is a good time for families to talk about the subject

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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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