Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Saints Day:

Mary dressed as St Therese finally gets the donut
with some help from the Sister from the Servants of the Lord.
Cecilia coloring with "St Mother Theresa"
Which one has the token?
All the Saints
ST Maximilian Kolbe with his "Bosco Bucks"
Little Mary being Mary
Young Dominic being St Joseph
Young Robert being Joseph with his coat of many colors

I got interviewed this week for an article on All Saints Day and Halloween.

(RNS) read the entire article here:

While ghouls, witches and wizards run door-to-door for treats this Halloween, St. Michael, St. Patricia and St. Lawrence will swap candy in their basement, sharing stories of their heroic exploits.

One child, wrapped in toilet paper, sticks out from the rest, not because she’s an Egyptian mummy but rather St. Lazarus, the dead man raised to life in the Gospel of John .

The festivities are part of an All Saints’ Day party hosted at the home of Sam , a Catholic mother of 12, who wanted a more sacred alternative to Halloween.

“It’s all about having fun in your faith. Just being a Christian and Catholic isn’t something to be embarrassed about,” she said. “We make faith come alive.”

Sam said the tradition started because the first neighborhood they lived in wasn’t the safest, but also because they wanted to highlight the religious aspects of the holiday.

Halloween, after all, was first known as All Hallows’ Eve, the night before All Saints’ Day, when Christian churches commemorate all the known and unknown saints and martyrs.

Thy will Be Done!!! +JMJ+

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