Sunday, November 1, 2020

All Saints Day!

 Happy All Saints Day! I just came back from the most beautiful vespers service with my mother for All Saints, and we both cried the whole time. Just so grateful for the gift of the church, it’s beautiful liturgy, the gift of the sacraments, the priesthood, holy men and women of God to inspire, lead, and pray for us like the saints in heaven. And the dignity of being called to that same greatness with the help of God’s grace. Some of my other favorite Saints that have inspired me are:

Don Bosco- his approach to sharing Christ and the Faith with others was full of love, faith, sacrifice, and a passion for souls with humor sprinkled everywhere. Some of my favorite things about him include a mysterious grey dog that frequently appeared out of the blue to protect him in times of danger, him starting an oratory for homeless boys with pretty much nothing to start, and him saying he will sleep in heaven 😴. 

Therése of Liseux- her “little way” to holiness by making sacrifices for Jesus. Her childlike faith, but deep profound spirituality. being a doctor of the church. and she has answered every single Rose novena I have asked for. That’s a post for another day. I’ve got some stories. 🌹🌹🌹

Rose of Lima- built a hut in her parents’ backyard for quiet prayer, made up songs for God, and had a showdown with pirates invading her village. She also served the poor and sick from her home. 

St. Clare of Assisi fought off invading troops of her order simply by holding up the Eucharist in a window for them to see and praying to God for protection. She was born into a wealthy family but gave up everything to serve the poor and be poor for Christ. 

There are so many others! Every saint is a unique facet of God’s beautiful image. We are meant to do the same thing, in a way that only God made us to do. We are meant for greatness in Him. Take the hand of Christ, step out into the deep. You have a massive family in heaven cheering you on! 

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” Heb. 12:1

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