Why is Halloween called All Saints Day?
The All Saints’ Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
How was All souls day created?
The tradition of designating one day to remember and pray for the souls of the departed and in purgatory was started by Odilo. He was the Abbott of Cluny Abbey that is located in France. From being a local feast in his monastery, it gradually spread out to other churches until the end of the 10th century.
What do Catholics pray on All souls day?
Merciful Father, On this day, we are called to remember those who have died, Particularly those who have died in the past year, And pray for their joyful reunion with you, their loving creator.