Sunday, November 5th was All Saints Day. A celebration of all those men and women who have been canonized by the Church. Do you have a headache? Then pray to St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). She is the patron saint of those who suffer from headaches. Are you a lawyer? Then St. Genesius of Rome (circa 300 A.D.) is your patron saint. Though perhaps it’s no surprise that St. Genesius is also the patron saint of comedians, actors and clowns. . . . .
Where do we find the saints of today? Do we need a window? Or can we use a mirror? As I have gone through life,, there have been plenty of people who have been “saints” for me. Teachers, a judge, a college dean, friends, strangers. And then there are those who have been saints to all of us. Parents. Relatives. Founding Fathers. Men and women of the armed services. Clergy and laity. Charitable organizations. Volunteers. Teachers and tutors. None have been canonized but many deserve the title “saint.” Who are the saints in your life?
We all are equipped with the same tools to be saints to others. Are you using yours?