Saints, People Like Us
We started this month of November recalling all the saints. It seems like the significance of the communion of saints is more and more relevant in our global church, nation and world. Henri Nowen reminds us that through baptism we become part of a family much larger than
our biological family. It is a family of people “set apart”
by God to be light in the darkness. These set-apart people
are called saints. Although we tend to think about saints
as holy and pious, and picture them with halos above their
heads and ecstatic gazes, true saints are much more
accessible. They are men and women like us, who live
ordinary lives and struggle with ordinary problems. What
makes them saints is their clear and unwavering focus on God
and God’s people. Some of their lives may look quite
different, but most of their lives are remarkably similar to
The saints are our brothers and sisters, calling us to
become like them.
St. Martha, pray for us.
St. Rita, pray for us
St. Angela, pray for us.
St. Ursula, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Jude, pray for us.
All you holy women and men, make intercession for us.