Today’s society makes the 31 October a big feast. However, there are two types of feast on this day which emphasises the clash of the two primordial “principalities” – between good and evil. On the one hand, the Church celebrates the Vigil of the Feast of All Saints where we rejoice with those who imitated Christ more closely in their lives and have been recognised by the Church as “saints”. On the other hand, Halloween is a commercial feast that celebrates devils, witches, evil and the like. Innocent children are often dressed up as devils in what can only be referred to as a celebration of evil, albeit with a “harmless” face. Hidden from the view of most is the evil in the very signs and symbols which make the feast of Halloween.
It is a day of a great spiritual battle. Therefore, it is a day to take the Lord’s side. To take up “arms” for Christ by making an act of reparation for all those who, consciously or not, will participate in Halloween and the offences that this causes to the Lord.
Taking up arms for Christ is very easy. It is enough to say the Rosary with the intention of making reparation for all those offences that the Lord will receive on this day! Another way to make reparation is to spend a short time in Eucharistic adoration. By staying with the Lord you can console the heart of Jesus for the many outrages He receives in the Blessed Sacrament.
The angel who appeared to the children at Fatima taught them a beautiful prayer of reparation that we can repeat as many times as possible today in faith and love for the Lord:
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
The 31 October is not a time for thinking of devils and gooles but for the affirmation that only through good means can all be obtained. This is the lesson that the saints have taught us and so we can celebrate the feast of All Saints with the joy that goodness brings. Have a good and holy battle!
God Bless Us
And The Virgin Protect Us