All Saints Day, All Souls Day

By Sister Regina Siegfried, ASC

My favorite season is autumn, with its days of glorious color, harvest, and honey bees humming above the purple asters in the back yard. In his “Ode to Autumn,” the poet, John Keats, writes of a “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” that swells “the gourd and plumps the hazel shells.”  The tender green shades of spring have matured to vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows.

The Catholic Church also celebrates this season of fullness with the Nov. 1 Feast of All Saints and the Nov. 2 Feast of All Souls.