The first day of November is known as All Saints Day or All Hallows Day. It is celebrated by Christians across the world to commemorate those who have departed from this life and who are already enjoying the rewards and joys of Heaven.
As well as attending Mass or other Services on this day, many people place flowers and light candles on altars or in front of statues to commemorate known Church Saints. The celebrations naturally extend to the 2nd November, All Souls Day; although there are many documented Saints, there are also many more undocumented.
Throughout the two-day celebration our past family, friends, relatives and ancestors are at the heart of our constant prayers.
The Feast of All Saints is the 1st November.
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, today we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Liturgy of Hours)
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