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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

All Hallows

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Memorial November 1,

Profile Instituted to honor all the saints, known and unknown. It owes its origin in the Western Church to the dedication of the Pantheon in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the martyrs by Pope Saint Boniface IV in 609, the anniversary of which was celebrated at Rome on May 13,. Pope Saint Gregory III consecrated a chapel in the Vatican basilica in honor of All Saints, designating November 1, as their feast. Pope Gregory IV extended its observance to the whole Church. It has a vigil and octave, and is a holy day of obligation; the eve is popularly celebrated as Hallowe'en.

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Additional Information Goffine's Devout Instructions

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Entry for 'All Hallows'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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