November 6th  All Saints  Sunday. Fr Pius began, “We may say so in the Creed but who really, honestly, believes in the communion of saints? Who believes that with Christ at our head it refers to all of creation, us, humans here on earth, those who are still being purified from their sins in purgatory and also those already with God in eternal happiness?   Isn’t that kind of special?  But, to be a saint one has to do certain things, ‘continue to love one another and join in praising the Most Holy Trinity.’  Those who died in the love of God, or for God as martyrs are especially honoured. Martyrdom is happening in many parts of the world today.  I invite you to discuss together at home who you know, or have heard of, who are martyrs of our time?

Scripture: “My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is. 1 John 3:2.  Pope Francis:  Our prayer also extends to the saints and blessed ones who made divine their mission in life. May Saint Faustina Kowalska who was called to enter the depths of divine mercy intercede for us and obtain for us the grace of living and walking always according to the mercy of God and with an unwavering trust in his love.  FM24.  At times fundamentalist violence is unleashed in some groups, of whatever religion, by the rashness of their leaders.  Yet the commandment of peace is inscribed in the depths of the religious traditions that we represent. FT 284.