Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy All Hallows' Eve

The Church Militant (we are in a fight against evil here on earth) celebrates the Church Triumphant (the saints in heaven) on Nov. 1st and then prays for the Church Suffering (all souls in purgatory) on Nov 2nd. Our parish has a tradition of having a Solemn High Requiem Mass for All Souls Day with the music by Gabriel Faure.

I lovelovelove the Litany of the Saints. Enjoy!

For those of you who enjoy more modern music, there's  Chris Tomlin.

I have many books written by saints and about them. This one is fascinating: The Incorruptibles by Joan Carroll Cruz.

Have a happy and safe Halloween.


Johnell said...

Gorgeous. Have a great Halloween too.

Mirka Breen said...

Actually this painting feels like a therapeutic antidote to Halloween.

Yanting Gueh said...

That is a gorgeous painting. Have a good Halloween, Vijaya!

Faith E. Hough said...

A belated All Saints' Day to you, Vijaya, and a blessed All Souls' Day today! Isn't it comforting to have all the power of the church triumphant behind us?
I'm humming Faure now. :)

Vijaya said...

Thanks ladies. One of the treasures of the Church is her art!
Mirka, it's too bad how the world has distorted Halloween.
Faith, we do have friends in high places :)

janew said...

indeed wonderful depiction of the 3 levels of the church1.victorious,2. militant,3. suffering. Is itpossible to print this for use on Halloween? I,d put in my window! thanks

Vijaya said...

Jane, I'm sure some Catholic art companies have a print for sale. It is one of my favorites.