November 1, 2023, Solemnity of All Saints, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries) | Prayer for Peace in Israel and Gaza

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today is the Solemnity and the festival of All Saints.

The Church celebrates all the saints, canonized, beatified, known and unknown, including the multitude of those who are in heaven enjoying the beatific vision to God.

All saints lived on earth lives like our own; some of the saints could be our own relatives. They were baptized, marked with the sign of faith, they were faithful to Christ’s teaching and they have gone before us to the heavenly home whence they call on us to follow them.

The Gospel of the Beatitudes, that we read today, shows the road that they followed.

We acknowledge therefore our universal call to holiness.

But what must we to do in order to join the company of the saints in heaven? We must follow Christ, devoting ourselves to the glory of God and the service of our neighbor.

As the Catechism states, “Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfillment of the deepest human longings, the state of supreme, definitive happiness.” (CCC 1024).

“This perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity—this communion of life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the blessed—is called “heaven.”

It’s the vision, described in the Revelation, “of all nations and tribes standing before the throne and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands, proclaiming Him who redeemed them in His Blood.”

From November 1 to the 8th, we pray for the Faithful Departed.

Today, we can pray the Litany of the Saints. We can make it really special by chanting it while reading an explanation of this litany.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
All Saints, Pray for Us!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel A. |, New York