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It is right to celebrate!

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Happy All Saints day!

Pope Benedict XVI said,  ” The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.”  

We are all called to be the best we can be in Christ. Let our brightest light shine. We are called to holiness, closeness to God.  The Saints who precede us reached ‘greatness’ in their own unique way.

Recently, I visited the execution site of St’s Thomas More and John Fisher just outside the London Tower on Tower Hill where they were martyred for their Catholic faith. They died not knowing of their greatness in living their Faith with such tenacity.  It is right to celebrate their lives and to remember their sacrifice.

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This is the plaque which includes their names, fixed to the spot where they were beheaded,

John Fisher by Hans Holbein. The Stapleton Collection

Thomas More by Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein the Younger. Sir Thomas More.
© Frick Collection, New York

Read here for details about these two prominent English Saints.

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I love that Pope Benedict quote, since I’ve been lately trying to reduce the amount I rely on material life.

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  2. I agree about the quote: it is a wonderful one.
    And I love the photo of all the candles. What was that for, was it an All Saints celebration? It certainly fits the occasion.
    My cynical side says it is more likely a memorial for Kurt Cobain’s death or something like that.

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    • I understand and appreciate your sentiments…this was an image on google that just jumped out as a fitting tribute to All Saints. It wasn’t labelled.

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