Pope Benedict's Greetings on the Solemnity of All Saints

An ideal occasion to look beyond the horizon of earthly matters to the dimensions of God
by VIS | Source: VIS

Marking the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Benedict XVI greeted pilgrims gathered for the mid-day Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square. The Pope noted that Solemnity of All Saints offers an ideal occasion to look beyond the horizon of earthly matters to the dimensions of God, eternity and holiness. He recalled that the day's liturgy reminds us of the Christian vocation to holiness. Speaking in English to those gathered, he said: "I am pleased to wish all of you a happy All Saints Day! This wonderful feast, along with tomorrow’s commemoration of the faithful departed, speaks to us of the beauty of our faith and of the joy that awaits us in heaven with our loved ones who have fallen asleep in Christ. Let us therefore pray earnestly that we may all be joyfully united one day in the Father’s house. God bless you all!"






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