Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
all saints triumphant, raise the song:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hymn from "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones"
This year for All Saints Day I adorned our fireplace with votives and holy cards. I wove an autumnal leaf garland around a few white pillar candles and framed pictures. It was fun to mill through my tin of alphabetized holy cards (a homeschool project from 8th grade) and pick out my favorites. Didn't realize how many third class relics I have in my assortment; Venerable Fulton Sheen, St. Maria Goretti, Blessed Miguel Pro, and St. Padre Pio, to name a few.
Coloring pages are the best. I found these wonderful (and free!) coloring pages online. I intend to make extra copies to save for next year. This coloring page is from Audrey Eclectic's website. Another awesome coloring page I discovered was on Holy Heros. It's a more detailed image, but great for the older kids to enjoy.
|All ye Holy men and women, pray for us!|
At the annual All Saints Day party/fundraiser for my high school alma mater, everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. I've been on a cupcake kick for some time now, so I whipped up a batch of chocolate cupcakes, frosted and topped them off with these patron saint badges from HappySaints.com
Can you spot St. Josephine Bahkita? Or how about St. Thomas More and St. Agnes? My favorite is probably St. Damien of Molokai. He's the one in the cappello romano, wearing glasses and lei. Each badge has the name and a quote from the saint.
How do you celebrate the Feast of All Saints?