CATHOLIC FAITH AT HOME RESOURCES NOV. 1
NOVEMBER 1 - ALL SAINTS DAY
On this special feast day
Catholics celebrate all of the saints, known and unknown.
Most known saints have a feast day on the Catholic calendar
(often the date of their death),
though not all of those are observed.
Saints who have not been canonized
(who are in Heaven, but the Church doesn't yet know it)
have no particular feast day.
In a special way, All Saints Day is their feast.

Why November 1?
Pope Gregory III (731-741) established this date,
when he consecrated a chapel in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome
to all of the martyrs.

He decreed that priests should celebrate the Feast of All Saints annually.

Originally confined to the diocese of Rome,
a later pope, Gregory IV (827-844)
extended this celebratory day to the entire Church.

Being in the fullness of grace with God, as was Mary here on earth,
the saints feel in themselves the love that God has for every person created. Every saint loves us with a more perfect and pure love
than any person here on earth can have -
so if we ask friends and family to pray for us, why wouldn't we ask the saints?

They are not resting and waiting to see who comes through the Pearly Gates -
they choose to actively work for the salvation of our souls, as does God.
Rest comes after the Second Coming.

Pray the Litany of Saints at this video link below:


VIRTUAL
Theology of the Body (TOB) Congress!

Begins Oct. 30!

Are you or loved ones confused
by so many different thoughts and agendas swirling about in our culture
about our human sexuality?

Are you seeking the right words to explain
God's Love and Will for the human person's authentic fulfillment
in relation to our sexuality?

Then this Congress can help you!
Hear & interact LIVE with renowned, inspiring, and engaging speakers, including:

Dr. Christopher West - Dr. Scott Hahn - Dr. Michael Waldstein
Sr. Miriam James - Jason Evert - Matt Fradd

and many more!!
But wait, there's more....
  • Each keynote speaker offers a LIVE Q&A after their presentation.

  •  LIVE, interactive breakout sessions from multiple speakers
  
  • LIVE Virtual Discussion Rooms where you can chat with other attendees.
     
  •  LIVE opening & closing prayer every morning & evening

  • LIVE Holy Hour during the weekend.

  • 24-month access to all talks after the weekend
  • Keepsake Prayer Guide - Exclusive for TOB Congress

Click below to join this amazing experience:

DIALOGUE BETWEEN
DR. JORDAN PETERSON AND BISHOP BARRON

What a dialogue! A TRUE dialogue!
A sincere meeting of minds and spirit
between the good bishop and
a sincere seeker of truth and meaning.

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Dr. Peterson - Internationally known since his highly acclaimed book
was published: Twelve Rules for Life.

In this book, this renowned psychologist,
provides answers to difficult questions
uniquely combining hard-won truths of ancient tradition
with the stunning revelations of
cutting-edge scientific research.

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Bishop Barron is internationally recognized
for helping Catholics understand their faith
through solid, but easily accessible, explanations.
He answers our "Why?"
through engaging videos to help us find or rekindle
our love of faith and ability to "pass it on" to others who ask us "Why?"
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Click below to view a:

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