Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Saints Day

Today is the Solemnity of All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. It is that day every year we commemorate and celebrate the holy men and women who have gone before us, especially those holy ones (hallows) who remain obscure, or even completely unknown. We ask them to pray for us and for those souls in purgatory, who we will pray and remember tomorrow on All Souls.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
St. Joseph, pray for us
St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us
St. Stephen, pray for us
St. Martin of Tours, pray for us
All holy men and women, pray for us

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God,
   today we rejoice in the holy men and women
   of every time and place.
   May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love.
We as this through our Lord Jesus Christ,  your Son,
   who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
   one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Have a blessed day and if it is not already your practice, make the saints your daily companions.

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