The Christian Origins of Halloween

I find myself shaking my head when I see people talk about Halloween being a pagan holiday.

I mean, think about it for just a few moments. Halloween.  Anglicized version of “All Hallows’ Eve.”  Evening of All Hallows.  Evening of All Holy Ones.  Evening of All Saints.

ALL SAINTS DAY IS NOVEMBER 1st.  fr_augustine_thompson03

Okay, I’ll be the first to say that I get a little more than annoyed.

Fr. Augustine Thompson, celebrated historian of the Western Dominican Province, wrote a short article about the Christian origins of Halloween.  Happy reading!

Holy Father Dominic, pray for us!


The Christian Origins of Halloween — 1 Comment

  1. Hi Fr Isaiah Mary, Thanks for the info. Now , I can tell my favorite sister that holloween and the Montessori school for children have their catholic origins. agin thanks so much. God bless!

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