Does Anyone Remember All Saints Day?

Does Anyone Remember All Saints Day?



Years ago when I was going to Cowansville High School we would get a free morning pass to attend All Saints Day services at our local churches. The reality of it all was a lot of us were tired from Halloween night and it was a good way to be “out of focus” for an hour or two. While the drone of the minister’s voice carried through Trinity Anglican Church, there were some fast asleep in the back seats.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY, observed by all Catholics and in recent years by many Protestants, honours all the unknown saints who by reason of their obscurity do not have days of their own in the Christian calendar. The day was established early In the seventh century by Pope Boniface IV. Originally it was set for May 1, but in 834 it was changed to Nov. 1.

This change in dates brings up…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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