All Saints Day

November 1st was All Saints Day. The Litany of the Saints is almost always sung at the Mass for that day, and it is one of my favorite liturgical practices. The hymn implores the saints to intercede on our behalf.

Here is a version sung at the University of Notre Dame, with an introduction to the Litany (skip to 1:10 mark for the music).

Here is the full text from the 1962 Missal, which is typically shortened.

For the Latin form, click here for what was sung at Pope John Paul II’s funeral (skip to 1:40 mark for the music).

About Kleiner

Associate Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University. I teach across the curriculum, but am most interested in continental philosophy, ancient and medieval philosophy as well as Catholic thought, all of which might be summed up as an interest in the ressourcement tradition (returning in order to make progress). I also enjoy spending time thinking about liberal education and its ends.
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