By; Jjunju Francis
01st November 2019
Today the Catholic Church all over the world is celebrating All Saints Day also known as All Hallows’ Day, a day taken in honour of all the saints, known and unknown who did heroic virtues.
Heroic virtues are dids of now the fallen members who have been approved and recognized by the Catholic Church like love for all, sharing, assistance and prayer among others that gave meaning and livelihood to others.
Saints are emulated and believers pray for their intercession to God, that he may have mercy on his people.
The day celebrated every November 1st is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven and was declared by Pope Gregory III in the mid-eighth century as a day dedicated to the saints and their relics.
All Saints’ Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are required to attend Mass and It s followed All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven as explained by Fr. Lenard Olobo the executive director holy cross family ministries East Africa.