SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS & FAITHFUL DEPARTED
On November 1st we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. On November 2nd, the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. These two celebrations are inextricably linked. In the first one, we remind all Christians who already enjoy the glory of heaven and are recognized for their teachings, examples, and good works. We celebrate the recognized saints, but above all, the anonymous saints, the unknown saints, the saints of the people, the saints of our communities, who fully lived their Christian life loving God and loving their neighbor.
On the second feast, November 2nd, we remember our deceased loved ones. Death is, without a doubt, the most painful and sad reality; but in our faith, Christ has come to announce to us that death is not the final destination of our life, but that the resurrection awaits us. For this reason, today we remember our deceased relatives with nostalgia, but also with joy because we know that they are in heaven; and that they also ask for us in the presence of God.