Saturday, November 02, 2002

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in bliss. It's "All Souls' Day" in the Catholic tradition. Yesterday was "All Saints'". The two special days are for Hallowed ones who don't have a special day of their own. Some of them were killed by enemies of their religious system, a thing unthinkable today, but true.

Today, some people in Carbondale, Illinois who seek enlightenment on the topic of death are gathering for a "Day of the Dead Festival," to pay respects to their loved ones, etc. and learn good coping strategies. I've posted a link to it on the home page of the Shawnee Network home page (

Tomorrow I plan to begin "Saint of the Day" feature, to highlight these long forgotten courageous religious heroes who showed fortitude in the faces of people who opposed their religio-political system, such as Ghandi of India and St. Joan of France.

Who will tomorrow's Saint be? It's between St. Winifred and St. Martin de Pores. Poor Martin, I think Winifred may win.