This week, Rebecca Rucker, Director of Community Mental
Health Services for IntraCare Hospital will be our guest speaker.
She is also a recent member of St. Paul's. The topic of her
discussion will be...
All Souls -- Remembering Our Loved Ones:
The last day of October marks the beginning in the church of a period
known as Hallowtide or "All Saintside" when Christians remember those
who have died. All Hallows Eve or Halloween, October 31, has Celtic
origins being originally the feast of Sanhain ('sow'inn), the last
night of the Celtic year, when all kinds of spirits were thought to
be active. The Celts believed that this was a time when the boundary
between the spirit world and the earthly world is at its thinnest and
when spirits are most likely to be seen on earth. While this veil
between the two worlds is thin, we will explore what saints in our
modern history offer to teach us.