Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Saints Day

As we honor our saints today
1. The readings and Gospel reminds us who and what they are to us.
2. That they are our models to strive for holiness and to come closer to God.
3. That they are our intercessors, instruments who could bring our prayers and
petitions to God the Father.
ex. Practice of asking the help of St. Joseph in selling properties.
Choosing of a saint for Confirmation name. It tells us that they are of great
help for us.
4. That we should always be, as our faith tell us: In Communion with the Saints.

Almighty and Everlasting God,
who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints,
grant unto us the same faith and power of love;
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs
we may profit by their examples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Gothic Missal

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