A place for saints

 The Visitor asked Benedictine Father Michael Kwatera of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville a few questions about All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, and All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2. Why do we celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day? The solemnity of All Saints (Nov. 1) is the liturgy’s fullest expression of our belief in…

Are all saints Catholic — or even Christian?

Saints come from every nation, race, people and tongue. They are who we are — children of God Q. It seems to me that some of the “All Saints” whom we celebrate on Nov. 1 are not necessarily Catholics or even Christians. Am I correct?  A. When I was a child, way back in the…

Are all saints Catholic — or even Christian?

Saints come from every nation, race, people and tongue. They are who we are — children of God Q. It seems to me that some of the “All Saints” whom we celebrate on Nov. 1 are not necessarily Catholics or even Christians. Am I correct?  A. When I was a child, way back in the…

Grieving loved ones — transforming pain into peace

Observing the upcoming Feast of All Saints and All Souls Day are ways we remember the saints who were close to us, but we have other ways, too Oct. 25, 2013, edition By Chris Codden My parents had a lovely family Bible located in a prominent place on a corner table in our living room….