Thursday, November 1, 2012

All Saints Day


For John, BLUFToday was All Saints Day.

As the day draws to a conclusion I would like to note the Nine O'clock Mass at the Immaculate.  This was the Mass for the students at the Immaculate School.  At the beginning of Mass the Third Grade filed in, dressed as this or that Saint, went up to the lectern and announced "their name" and feast day.  The award for best hat goes to the student who was Saint Nicholas.  He had a tall and impressive mitre. I was particularly struck by three in a row, Saint Teresa of Ávila, her friend, Saint John of the Cross and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.  The three students dressed well their parts.  I think those saints, and those students are a great representation of the Church.  Missing from the procession were two Saints whom I think of as the bookends for those three, Saint Simon Stock and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

This being the Immaculate, there was a Saint Patrick.  This being Lowell, Saint Patrick was represented by a student of Asian Extraction.

Perfect.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Renee said...

I keep throwing the idea around to get my children to dress up as Saints, but they think their deaths are too gruesome to kills the fun of Halloween. Witches, ghosts, Harry Potter, and even scary bats are just make believe. Yes, bats are real, but not scary. They're just flying mammals and their poop makes good fertilizer.