It sounds cranky, gloomy, even angry. Christianity teaches that we human beings can’t help making a huge mess of things.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto we bring our focus to the Santa Casa or Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the site of the conception of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is still weeks away, and already we're exhausted.
Unlike the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of All Souls is when we remember all the faithful departed, who have died in a state of grace, including those who have not yet attained sainthood.
“The Church in heaven is All Saints,” explains the English priest and writer Ronald Knox. “The Church in purgatory is All Souls. The Church on earth is all sorts.”