"My soul is restless, Lord, till it rests in Thee."
Month of the Communion of Saints
Church Triumphant and Church Suffering and Church Militant
November is the month we commemorate the meaning of the Communion of Saints when we observe All Saints and All Souls. God has created a cycle which guarantees a 'win-win' situation. We as the Church Militant here on earth offer Prayer and Praise to the Church Triumphant in Heaven in return for Intercession and Graces. In turn we offer Suffrages and Indulgences for the Poor Souls in Purgatory who comprise the Church Suffering and they offer Prayer and Gratitude, given Intercession and Relief by the Heavenly Saints. Thus all are members of the Mystical Body of Christ as Paul affirms in Romans 12: 5, "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one, members one of another." It takes teamwork, all working together for the greater honor and glory of God. Heroic Acts of Charity for the poor souls is one way we can contribute. The rewards are everlasting!
Above: Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 1 on the left; All Souls Day , Nov 3 (this year only) on the right.
Above: Feasts and Saints, left to right: Solemnity of All Saints, Nov 1; All Souls Day , Nov 3 (this year only); Dedication of the Lateran - Archbasilica of Our Savior, Nov 9; St. Martin of Tours, Oct 11 (Veterans' Day); St. Albert the Great, Nov 15; St. Gertrude the Great, Nov 16; Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nov 18; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Oct 15; Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nov 21; St. Cecilia , Nov 22; St. Catherine of Alexandria, Nov 25; Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Catherine Laboure, Nov 26 and 27;St. John of the Cross, Nov 25; St. ANDREW, Nov 30.