Donna Spaan

Donna Spaan ( is a member of Loop Christian Ministries in Chicago. She is drama critic for the professional theater community in Chicago and has served on the executive board and editorial committee of the Chicago New Art Association.

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  • All Saints’ Day (also called All Souls’ Day) is a part of the church calendar that dates back to the early church. Originally a day was set to commemorate the life and death of each martyr. As the number of martyrs increased, a special day was set aside to remember these many saints and their commitment to Christ and his church—a commitment that led to their suffering and death. More recently this service has also come to include a time of reflection and thanksgiving for friends and loved ones who have died in the past year.

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