All Saints Day

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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.

Which American Saint Are You?

Which American Saint Are You? Online Quiz

American Saints Lesson Plan


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

A Billboard of Saints

A Cupcake Celebration for the Saints

All Saints Day (Sunday Connection)

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

Friends, Not Statues: Three Ways to Teach About the Saints

What Can the Saints Teach Us about the New Evangelization?

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 (10th Anniversary Edition)

Mi vida con los santos

Saints at Heart

Saints and Feast Days

Saints of the Americas

Santos americanos

Voices of the Saints