Weekly Devotion – November 1st

The saints whose images are depicted in stained glass and on holy cards are famous for allowing God’s light to shine through their words and actions. The apostles, martyrs, doctors, virgins, religious and other holy men and women whose feasts are celebrated through the Church year offer examples to us of how to live so as to bring God’s light into a world that knows all too much darkness.

The Feast of All Saints evokes the memories of the countless women and men of faith who abide with the Lord for all eternity. The feast also challenges us to live our lives both with our sights set on the good things that await us in heaven, and with determination to make a positive difference in the lives of the poor and less fortunate.   

We pray together: Stay by my side, St. Jude, so that my soul will always know the power of your healing love, for you are my solace in the face of loss and sorrow.