All Saints / All Souls

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In the Catholic liturgical year we celebrate both those holy ones in heaven (known and unknown) and the faithful departed. The Solemnity of All Saints, which falls on November 1st every year, commemorates all those who now share in the beatific vision with God. The following day, All Souls, which falls on November 2nd, is set aside to pray for all those whose sins temporarily keep them from full union with God.