Wash DC Dominican House of Studies defies Halloween . . .

. . . recreating All-Hallow’s (Saints) Eve’ning, (from which Hallows Even and finally Halloween. Not a defiance exactly, but quite an alternative commemoration.

The House of Studies celebrates a Vigil of All Saints on October 31st of each year. One of the community’s more popular events, the vigil celebrates our friendship the saints in glory.

The liturgy includes the chanting of psalms, readings from the lives of the saints, preaching from one of the friars, and a candlelight procession around the priory cloister. Arrive early to ensure a seat in the chapel. Click here for recent media coverage of the vigil.

Hanging out with the saints, night before their big day, collectively speaking.

via Annual Events – Priory of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

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