Will We Be Among All Saints?

Will We Be Among All Saints? November 1, 2013

I’m not the only one humming “For All The Saints” today. Msgr. Charles Pope blogs about it as “[o]ne of the greatest English hymns ever written.” He writes:

It is a wide and sweeping vision of the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. It’s imagery is regal and joyful, it’s poetry majestic and masterful. A vivid picture is painted in the mind as the wondrous words move by. If you ask me it is a masterpiece.

He beat me, because he has committed the whole thing to memory. With a hymnal, I think it’s a great prayer, a remarkable meditation.

We often just sing a verse or two of the most powerful hymns. Whenever you can, take time after Mass to keep reading.

I reflect on the hymn a little here for a little All Saints’/Souls’ weekend reading.





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