For John, BLUF: Today 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.
Regards — Cliff