Even more about saints
Today we are celebrating the Feast of All Saints’ (having transferred the feast from last Thursday), which not only honors the great heroes of the faith but assures us of our own place in the communion of saints. All Saints’ is the day in which we know ourselves to be part of that mystical body of Christ, the intercommunion among the living and the dead, a people from all ages and all times, full of the hope of immortality.
And now we come to number ourselves among that great cloud of witnesses, inspired by the deeds of those whose faithfulness places them among the highest ranks in heaven - the prophets, apostles, martyrs, the great theologians and writers. The Feast of All Saints’ connects the Church Militant (that is the church on Earth) to the Church Triumphant (the glorious saints in heaven). All Saints’ celebrates ALL the saints - the faithful people of all generations, past, present and future.