All Souls Day a Christian Holy Day
When is All Souls Day? This holiday is always celebrated on November 2, November 3rd if the 2nd falls on a Sunday
About All Souls Day
The Christian holiday of All Souls Day pays respect and remembers the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. It is a time to pray for their souls that they may be received into heaven. Upon death, Christians believe that souls have not yet been cleansed of sin. Praying for the souls of loved ones helps to remove the stain of sin and allow them to enter the pearly gates of heaven. Odilo, an abbot of Cluny started All Souls Day in 998.
Often people will pray to their lost loved ones and even ask for special favors.
Did you know? All Souls Day is sometimes called the “Day of the Dead”.
Today’s Quote: “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – – Mother Teresa
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