As one who was raised Catholic, All Saints’ Day holds a special place in my heart. All Saints’ Day gives honor to all the men and women who became examples of the Christ message and were honored within the Catholic Church as “Saint”. For myself, it is the one “holy day of obligation” that I can actually remember and made a point to honor by attending mass and paying my own respect to the saints who have played a special role in my own life. Since All Saints’ Day falls on a Monday this year, mass will not be offered locally (I know, dumb, right!?), so I will give honor to my favorite saints (canonized and not) in prayer and meditation and through this blog:
Hildegard of Bingen
Joan of Arc
Teresa of Avila
Francis and Clare of Assisi
John of the Cross
Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Catherine of Siena
Mary, Mother of Jesus
Mary Magdalene (my personal all-time favorite!!!!!)
John the Evangelist
The author of “The Cloud of Unknowing”
HH Dalai Lama
Mary Jo Copeland
And I share with you today my FAVORITE litany of the saints that I learned while I was at the Newman Center at UW Oshkosh and that I looked forward to singing on All Saints’ Day and at the Easter Vigil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Zyj1PwSfM
All you holy men and women, pray for us!
Who are the spiritual men and women who have been a role model and example for you in your own life?
How can you honor and remember them today?
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