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Honoring those who used to be voiceless: Thoughts on All Saints’...

The voicelessness of ordinary people in our collective memory goes hand-in-hand with our tendency to romanticize the canonized saints

Living and Holy, Holy People

"Why bring flowers that can't smell them? Why bring food that can't be eaten? Why still light a candle that cannot be seen? ”

Filipinos throng cemeteries for All Saints’ Day

In the deeply religious Philippines, the day is a public holiday to enable people to travel hours to visit gravesites in far-flung areas

Here is what Pope Francis is doing for the week of...

Since All Saints’ Day falls on a Wednesday this year, Francis will not hold his usual weekly general audience.

Filipinos flock to cemeteries for All Saints’ Day

It was the first time since the start of the pandemic that cemeteries were open on November 1 for the ancient Christian tradition

Photos: Philippines marks All Saints’ Day with ‘parade of saints’

The Church encourages parents to dress their children like saints to create a deeper awareness of the lives of holy men and women

Photos: Preparing the tombs of loved ones ahead of ‘Undas’

The annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity is popularly called ‘Undas’

Green groups appeal for ‘clean and safe’ ‘Undas’

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Filipinos are expected to visit cemeteries after a two-year hiatus

Manila Cathedral opens chapel for souls ahead of ‘Undas’

The chapel, which will be open until November 9, features a marble relief of Mary, Refuge of Sinners and a replica of Michelangelo’s Pietá

Photos: Philippines’ candlemakers prepare for ‘Undas’

The demand for candles has picked up as authorities relaxed health restrictions and allowed more people to visit their departed

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