November – Celebrating the Saints

The month of November has been hallowed by time, tradition and practice as the month in which we pay special reverence to the saints and, of course, to our beloved dead. In our own Cistercian tradition in Ireland we will celebrate, within a few short days, the Solemnity of All Saints (1st November), the Feast of All the Saints of Ireland (6th November), and the Feast of All the Saints who followed the Rule of Saint Benedict (13th November).