“For all the saints,” we will sing on the weekend of November 6-7, “who from their labors rest / Thy name, oh Jesus, evermore be blessed.”
For more than a thousand years, November 1 (or the Sunday following) has been set aside to remember Christians who have “walked the walk,” living and dying as a testimony to God’s grace.
Some of them are martyrs, like St. Stephen; others are teachers and preachers like St. Augustine.
Many of the saints are remembered only by those who knew them personally, and whose lives were enriched by their witness.
What all the saints have in common is that they teach us to give glory to Jesus, at whose name “every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth.” (Philippians 2:10).