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Vol. 95, No. 20, November 1, 2017

The church begins November with the back-to-back feasts of All Saints and All Souls. “In the liturgy we are encouraged not so much to pray for our departed brothers and sisters as to see them around God’s throne as our special intercessors,” wrote Andrew Britz, OSB. “So as we, Sunday after Sunday, remember our special saints celebrating with us the one mass of the kingdom, we come to realize that whether we live or whether we die, we continue to be that communion of saints called to stand in awe in God’s presence, flabbergasted at the sheer gift of God’s grace.” (Paul Paproski, OSB, photo)

"The church begins November with the back-to-back feasts of All Saints and All Souls. “In the liturgy we are encouraged not so much to pray for our departed brothers and sisters as to see them around God’s throne as our special intercessors,” wrote Andrew Britz, OSB. “So as we, Sunday after Sunday, remember our special saints celebrating with us the one mass of the kingdom, we come to realize that whether we live or whether we die, we continue to be that communion of saints called to stand in awe in God’s presence, flabbergasted at the sheer gift of God’s grace.” (Paul Paproski, OSB, photo)





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Next week marks one year since Donald Trump’s surprise triumph in the U.S. presidential election. In the first of a two-part series, Gerald Schmitz takes a look behind the distemper of Trump’s America: what happened, and why.


Music for Liturgy

This week’s Prairie Messenger features music selections for liturgy from the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 3, to the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 11, 2018. This feature is available for subscribers. Please contact the circulation department for more information.




Faith

In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Kathleen Dowling Singh, her legacy

Liturgy and Life

By Margaret Bick

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 12, 2017

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