SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS
-from Pope Francis’ Angelus Message on All Saints Day, November 1, 2017:
The Solemnity of All Saints is our celebration: not because we are good, but because the sanctity of God has touched our lives. The Saints are not perfect models, but people through whom God has passed. We can compare them to the Church windows which allow light to enter in different shades of color. The Saints are our brothers and sisters who have welcomed the light of God in their hearts and have passed it on to the world, each according to his or her own hue. But they were all transparent; they fought to remove the stains and the darkness of sin, so as to enable the gentle light of God to pass through; it is the purpose of our life, too.
Father Bill +