Just as it is better to illuminate than merely to shine, so to pass on what one has contemplated is better than merely to contemplate.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
God has granted us so many gifts, yet the one gift that is oft forgotten is the gift of the Communion of Saints. This wonderful group of saints is just like us – funny, quirky, and even cranky. They made mistakes like us and had plenty of trials and tribulations. They have walked the road before and are our cheerleaders, cheering us on to cross the finish line into heaven to join them. Celebrating life each day with the saints is celebrating life with the family God gave us; perfect patrons for every occasion and every vocation. We will never be lonely or lost with the help of our intercessors!
In our family, we turn to the saints on many occasions for help, guidance, or just a friend to cry with. Of course, Jesus is there too, but one true and good friend never detracts from another. Oh, you good saints of God, thank you for your help! [Read more…]