The Feast of All Saints is celebrated in the Catholic Church once a year on November 1. It is where the Church honours every saint, including those that are unknown but are in heaven. While the Church has canonised hundreds of saints who were recognised for their heroic love for God, there are also a multitude throughout time who have also become saints.
‘’After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb!’…’’ (Revelation 7:9-11).
This verse from the book of Revelation affirms there are many who have become saints, without the knowledge of the public, so their feast day is celebrated on All Saints. The feast is a reminder that each person is called to be a Christian witness, to strive towards being saints.