S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Every Sunday and Solemnities or Feasts, we profess the Apostle's Creed. And part of the creed states that "We believe in the Communion of Saints." This is what we celebrate this day, November 1st, the Solemnity of All Saints.

St. Paul states in his letter to the Romans that we may be suffering in this life. Indeed, this life is full of trials and tribulations. But St. Paul assures the Christians of Rome that in the life to come, we shall rise with the Risen Christ in glory. We believe that the Saints, who were like us once upon a time -- fully human, fully frail, are now enjoying the beatific vision in heaven.

We pray then that as we celebrate this Solemnity, the Lord will grant us the grace of hope and perseverance. That we may bear all the trials and tribulations we have around us in the hope that one day, all these will cease; one day, we shall be like Him in glory, fully united with God and fully united with the Saints. Amen.


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