all saints day

The REAL Meaning of Halloween

November 2, 2010

Hint: It isn't the candy. In Jewish and Catholic tradition feast days start on the evening before the day on the calendar. That's why vespers for feasts are on the evening before and why Saturday evening Mass counts for Sunday. The name "Halloween" is a shortening of "All Hallows Eve," the beginning of the celebration […]

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All Saints Day: HDO #10

October 29, 2007

Practically speaking, it is incorrect to call All Saints Day “Holy Day of Obligation #10”. There are ten universal holy days of obligation and All Saints is the last in the liturgical calendar, but for various reasons there are only a few that require you get up early, skip lunch, or stay up late on […]

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All Saints Day is Coming Up

October 22, 2007

We have compiled an article on the history of All Saints Day for your reading pleasure. You may also want to read up on how a saint is made and peruse our selection of saint medals or our Patron Saint Index. We have also posted an article on the history of All Souls Day.

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