A month for remembering those who have died and reflecting on dying, our own preparation for death

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The first two days of November and throughout the month the Catholic tradition does what it does best – celebrate those who have gone before us and reflect on death. November 1st, Feast of All Saints, recalls those innumerable persons, famous and less so, who have … Continue reading A month for remembering those who have died and reflecting on dying, our own preparation for death

Surrounded by a cloud of witnesses

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace As November begins, the feast days of All Saints and All Souls are celebrated. These two liturgical moments in recent years seem to have folded into one another. The Saints for us are all those who have lived—and continue to live—exemplary lives. The Souls are all … Continue reading Surrounded by a cloud of witnesses