Bishop David Celebrates the Feast of All Saints at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

What is the Feast of All Saints?  Why do Catholics celebrate it? How is it related to the Feast of All Souls on the following day? When did it begin?  To learn more about this annual solemnity, observed every November 1, read the article All Saints and All Souls by Fr. William Saunders.

“The Feast of All Saints is one of the greatest of all the feasts because it celebrates what could have been impossible. The cross is a tree that bears fruit. This is the feast of its harvest. The celebrations of the mysteries in the life of Our Lord are glorious and there is no detracting from them. But He was God. This day we celebrate the perfecting of human nature, by grace pouring from the side of Christ on the cross, through His Church and His sacraments, remaking men after their despoiling in the Garden….”
–    Mary Reed Newland, on The Feast of All Saints (CERC).

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