All Saints & All Souls Days

These two special days are ‘days of hope’ for all. On these days we honour all the saints, not because they were perfect but because they loved God, lived the Beatitudes and allowed their hope and faith to transform their own lives and that of others. We give thanks too for the saints of God who still walk alongside us each day.

Which saints inspire you in your living of the Gospel? What of the spirit of our Patroness, St Brigid of Kildare inspires you: her hospitality, care of the poor, commitment to peace and justice or something  else?

We believe that all who have gone before us live on in the love of God. May our trust in God’s eternal goodness comfort us and nurture our hope in these challenging times.

On All Souls Day we remember in particular our Sisters, family members, associates, partners in ministry and friends who have died during the past year? Let us also remember those who died alone or far from home and loved ones.

God of all people, inspire us to follow the radical example of the saints who worked for justice, peace and love.

We remember and give thanks for all our much loved Sisters, family members and friends and for the ways in which their lives enriched others and brought hope to the world. May their memory live on and inspire us to “Go and do likewise!” (Luke 10:37)