Halloween: the vigil of All Saints’ Day

November 1, 2008

For those who do not know, Halloween is actually celebrated by the Catholic Church, you can find the definition in the Catholic Encyclopedia on the “All Saint’s Day”, on the top, you will see

The vigil of this feast is popularly called “Hallowe’en” or “Halloween”.

the complete article is here:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315a.htm

I found delightful to read this fun article from “This Rock” magazine:

http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/1998/9809fea2.asp

It’s about “Taking back our HOLY Halloween”. I believe we catholic should take back our feast day. It’s sad to see some Catholics being conformed to how the world celebrate this feast. We should reclaim our feast, connect it to All Saints’ day. Anyway, it should be the vigil of All Saints’ Day, it’s our family feast.

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