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All Saints Day

All Saints Day

From the first centuries after Christ, Christians who died a martyr’s death were considered saints, who live in God’s presence forever. Every year, on the anniversary of the martyrs’ deaths, Christians would visit their tombs and celebrate the Eucharist. This practice grew throughout the centuries to include remembering other outstanding Christians on the days they died. Soon the entire calendar was filled with memorials of the saints. In the ninth century, Pope Gregory IV designated November 1 as the day to remember all the saints living in God’s presence.

All Saints Day Lesson Plans

All Saints Day Lesson Grades 1–3

All Saints Day and All Souls Day Lesson Grades 4–6

All Saints Day and All Souls Day Lesson Grades 7–8

 

Activities

Saints by Our Side Intergenerational Parish Event

Plays about the Saints

A Billboard of Saints

A Cupcake Celebration for the Saints

Favorite Saint and Me Portrait

Get-Out-and-Celebrate Commercials

Guessing the Saints

Interview with a Saint

Saint Paper Chain

Saint Prayer Circle

When the Saints Come Marching In


Prayers

Saint Retreats for Children

3-Minute Retreat: A New Vision

3-minutos de retiro: Una nueva vision

Collect Prayer from the Solemnity of All Saints

 

Videos

What Do All Saints Day and Halloween Have in Common?

Laughing with the Saints

Saint Frances of Rome

Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati

Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Dominic Savio

Saint Aelred of Rievaulx

 

Articles

Saints Stories

Santos recursos en español

Reflections on the Saints

The Top 10 Movies about the Saints

 

Books

Loyola Kids Book of Saints

Loyola Kids Book of Heroes

The Loyola Treasury of Saints

My Life with the Saints   

Mi vida con los santos

Saints at Heart

Saints and Feast Days

Saints of the Americas   

Santos americanos

Voices of the Saints