Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School

Week 10 - Saints

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day or Hallowmas) is the day after Halloween. It is a feast day celebrated on 1st November by Anglicans and Catholics.

It is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history. 

Remembering saints and martyrs and dedicating a specific day to them each year has been a Christian tradition since the 4th century AD, but it wasn't until 609AD that Pope Boniface IV decided to remember all martyrs. Originally 13th May was designated as the Feast of All Holy Martyrs. Later, in 837AD, Pope Gregory IV extended the festival to remember all the saints, changed its name to Feast of All Saints and changed the date to 1st November.

Dear Lord
 
Thank you for the example of the Saints.
 
 
When life becomes difficult, help me follow their footsteps, and yours.
 
Show me how to be more like You, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
 
 
Help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of all my neighbors.
 
Amen.


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