NO ONE CAN DISCREDIT THAT OUR CHURCHES HISTORY IS STREWN WITH A LITANY OF
THESE TRANSFORMED, INFLUENTIAL AND SOMETIMES
WILD MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD HAVE PAVED A
PATH OF SUFFERING, SELF-DENIAL, IMMENSE CHARITY,
COURAGE AND LOVE FOR ALL OF US TO FOLLOW.
SOME OF THEM WERE SPITFIRES WHO
LOVED WIELDING THE SWORD OF TRUTH.
SOME GAVE THEIR LIVES VALIANTLY FOR THE
CROSS THEY SINCERELY WORSHIPPED.
SOME OF THEM WERE SO SMALL, SO WEAK AND SO
TIMID THAT THEY WOULD OFTEN BE DISREGARDED,
MOCKED AND TAKEN FOR FOOLS.
REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY CAME FROM,
THERE IS A SAINT FOR ALL OF US TO CALL UPON AND LEAN
ON, AS WE PURSUE THE DIVINE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
LET THEM BE YOUR COACH ON THIS JOURNEY
OF LIFE. CHANNELING THEIR IMMENSE WISDOM AND GUIDANCE. .
956 The intercession of the saints. "Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness.... They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus.... So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped."