Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Project BLACK MAMBA: All Saints' Day

'Tis the Solemnity of All Saints: All Saints-link ūnus, All Saints-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.

Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
A Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known & unknown. It occurs on different dates in different Christian traditions. All Saints' Day revolves around "giving God solemn thanks for the lives & deaths of His saints," including those who are "famous or obscure."
Quoth the Holy Family bulletin:
On the feast of All Saints, we honor those men & women who—whether they've been canonized or not—have led lives of heroic virtue that set an example for all Christians. The meaning of the feast is summarized in a sermon by St. Bernard (20 August): "if we venerate their money, it serves us, not them. But I tell you, when I think of them,I feel myself inflamed by a tremendous yearning. Calling the saints to mind inspires us, or rather arouses in us, above all else, a longing to enjoy their company so desirable in itself– In short, we long to be united in happiness with all the saints."
All you holy men & women, pray for us!

Scripture of the Day
Mass Readings
The Book of Revelation, chapter seven, verses two thru four, nine thru fourteen;
Psalm Twenty-four, verses one(b) thru four(b), five & six;
The First Letter of John, chapter three, verses one thru three;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter five, verses one thru twelve(a).

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