Unfortunately, due to illness, we have had to cancel this mass.
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Monday, 1 November 2021
ALL SAINTS’ DAY
Holy Mother Church, always solicitous and anxious for our salvation, exults today with exceeding joy as she contemplates the glory of her children who, having reached their heavenly fatherland, are safe for all eternity, forever delivered from the snares of the evil one, and now numbered among the elect, the people of God. Like a mother, proud of the triumph of her children, she presents them to the whole Christian world, inviting all the faithful to share her maternal joy: “Let us rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a feast in honour of all the saints, at whose solemnity the angels rejoice and give praise to the Son of God” (Introit). Who are these glorious Saints? Men who have lived upon earth as we have, who have known our miseries, our difficulties, our struggles. Some of them we recognize easily, for the Church has raised them to the honours of the Altar, but the great majority are entirely unknown to us. They are humble people who lived obscurely in the accomplishment of duty, without display, without renown, whom no one here below remembers, but whom the heavenly Father looked upon, knew in secret, and, having proved their fidelity, called to His glory. The honourable positions occupied by some of this vast gathering, or the mighty deeds accomplished by others, no longer possess any value of themselves: eternal beatitude is not determined by the great things achieved here below. One thing only endures, for the humble and great, the poor and the wealthy: the degree of love they have attained, to which corresponds the degree of glory which now renders them eternally happy. – Adapted from Father Gabriel of S. Mary Magdalene, O.C.D.,
Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life
for every Day of the Liturgical Year, pp. 1130-1.