AND NOW FOR SOME HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND!
“After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.” (Revelation 7: 9-10)
Today, the Christian world, especially the Catholic Church, celebrates the Feast of All Saints. The Church remembers all those who are saints; those officially recognized by the Church and those who are unknown but to God. The Church believes that when we die, our souls are in need of purification before we can enter into heaven. This purification takes place in purgatory. There are those, however, because of how well they lived the Gospel life, are admitted into heaven; come face to face with…
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