On The Feast of All Saints

By | Posted November 1, 2011

Posted in Family Life, Liturgical Year, pictures, saints | 2 Comments »

I love the Saints.  Love Them.

Honestly, it’s one of the best parts of being Catholic.

Apologetics 101: Catholics don’t worship Saints, they ask for their prayers.  Kind of like asking your friend to pray for you.

Today we look at all the men and women who have gone before us.  Some have been seemingly perfect while others have had similar vices.  We have our favorites.  A couple of years ago, I decided to teach my kids about the Saints.  We look forward to feast days, some celebrations are small, some are bigger.  But we’re always learning.  Today we celebrate all of them.

Yesterday the Baby Hulk and I picked out Special Saints for each member of the family.  We read about each of them tonight at dinner and asked them to pray for us all year long.  Then tonight before we went to bed, Goose and I went through his book of Saint coloring sheets from the past few years and did our own Litany of Saints.  It was beautiful.

Comments on On The Feast of All Saints

  1. From Jenn:

    What I really appreciate and what hit me this morning when reading was the fact that not all of the Saints were holy from the beginning. You mentioned it here too. Gives me hope! Not that I’ll be a Saint of course, but that I can completely fulfill God’s call for me too!

    Hope y’all are having a great week!

    • From Nicole:

      Without hope we are lost. And I seem to recall that everyone in heaven is a saint, not a calendar saint, but still a saint. Is that right? We can shoot for that at least. Regardless, it’s comforting to know that we can fulfill His will.

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