All Saints Day November 1

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.  1 John:3


On the feast of All Saints, we honour those women and men who — whether they’ve been canonized or not — have led lives of tremendous virtue that set an example for all Christians. 

The gospel for All Saints Day (Matt 5:1-12a)   He began to teach them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven."

Let us pray


world says,
“blessed are the powerful 
for they will inherit the earth.”

You say
the poor will
inherit the earth.

Make us your incarnation.
Let us be your poor.
Make us radical.

Let us inherit the earth,
transform it with
clean hearts
complete peace,
and hunger for justice,

(in total dependence
 on you.)

Anne Osdieck  Retrieved from