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The Catholic Church and Halloween

The Catholic Church and Halloween

| Joe Kelly | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The medieval Catholic Church created the feast of All Saints on Nov. 1 to honor the blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. In England, the word “hallow” was used to mean the sacred, and thus there the day was All Hallows’ Day.

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Irish folklife expert says Halloween traditions began in Ireland

Irish folklife expert says Halloween traditions began in Ireland

| Sarah Mac Donald | October 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

As the seasonal carving of pumpkins gets underway, an Irish folklife expert said there is evidence that the tradition, which is synonymous with Halloween jack-o-lanterns in the United States, actually began in Ireland.

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‘Catacombs’ in White Bear Lake an encounter with the saints

‘Catacombs’ in White Bear Lake an encounter with the saints

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the help of high school students, a faith formation teacher annually transforms one of the gathering spaces at St. Pius X in White Bear Lake into a labyrinth where explorers encounter Catholic saints.

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In Pictures

In Pictures

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A HALLOWEEN TREAT
PAPAL POSTAGE

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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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‘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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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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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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