November 1st All Saint’s Day

Today we celebrate all those Saints in Christianity, most set by the Catholic Church. Many of the Saints were martyrs who died in the love for Christ and the people who follow him. There are many who pray to the Saints for their help and guidance. There is little doubt they were devoted people who were leaders just by living the lives they lived.

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All Saint’s Day was originally called Hallomas and celebrated in May. It was moved to November to help combat the pagan holiday of Halloween. The leaders of the church believed that Halloween had become too popular and could not simply be ignored or destroyed by the church.

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There are over 10,000 Saint’s, all appointed by the church. Most are designated to cover some human fault or some human need (which pretty much seems like the same thing). Most Christian religions believe there are Saints, though they do not expect them to intercede on their behalf.

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The honest truth is, no one knows for sure. So if you believe in Saints, Angels, or Guardians then I see no reason to stop the practice. If you do not, what harm is there in letting others believe they are being served in some way by these Saints. They generally ask things those on earth have no chance of answering.

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Believe in Saints or not, today is their day… not yours. If you are a believer I hope the Saints will help you with your request, if you do not believe, I hope they don’t hold it against you on judgement day.

How to celebrate – See how many Saints you can name. Find out which Saints assist with what needs. Study what it takes to become a Saint.

November 1st All Saints’ Day

Well, if you survived Halloween you have made it to All Saints’ Day. This is the day when we celebrate all the Saints that have been created by performing some sort of proven miracle.

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There are over 10,000 Saints, probably more. Obviously we know about Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa and St. Paul but have you heard of St. Damien, St. Seton or St. Nuemann? All Saints Day use to be in May but was moved to November to combat Halloween.

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There are Saints for practically every action, reaction and event that has taken place in history. These were all real people at one time, that have passed, and have been canonized for something that took place during their lifetime.

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In some religions people are taught to pray to Saints, asking them to act on a person’s behalf concerning something that the Saint might have control or influence over. St. Christopher is the protector of travelers, and no… it isn’t Christopher Columbus. ( I doubt anyone would ever consider him a Saint.) Most Saints come from the Catholic church. That does not mean the rest of the religions cannot celebrate or believe in the power of the Saints. After all, St. Nicholas is believed to be Santa Claus, and is someone nearly entire world would at least like to believe in. (Santa believe Latin for Saint.)

How to celebrate – Learn as many of the Saints as you can. Discover the miracles associated with the Saints. See if you can come up with anyone living today who might someday become a Saint.