Myriads of Saints
A blessed solemnity of All Saints to all our readers, a feast that goes back to the earliest days of the Church, as a commemoration of all the countless martyrs who could not have their own particular day. Eventually, this was extended to include all those who had lived holy lives, unknown to the broader history, yet enjoying eternal beatitude with God.
The Jehovah’s witnesses get this wrong, thinking there will only be ‘144,000’ in heaven, from Revelation 7:4. Yet a few verses later, the author, Saint John, then sees ‘a great multitude which no man could number’, who had come