Video: Litany on the Feast of All Saints


1 November: Feast of All Saints

My personal favourite version of the Litany of the Saints is by John Becker.

The Litany is a prayer invoking the intercession or help of the saints. Traditionally when it is prayed or sung as part of the Mass, the congregation prostrates or kneels in reverence. When this happens, I like to imagine that what we are all doing is praying with the saints, and for those seven or eight minutes of music, we all fit right into that communion as peers. That unity is, in my opinion, another form of companionship, of the Spirit of God with us and for us, in many different and creative ways.


Video credit: Rebecca Board Liljenstolp

To read more about the prayer, visit Our Catholic Prayers for a concise history.

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