Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Saints, Heroes of the Catholic Church


by M. J. Joachim 

A lot of people wonder how and why Catholics give so much esteem to saints. It’s truly not rocket science when you think about it. People of faith revere God and trust in the salvation given by Jesus Christ. Saints are people of faith.

Over the years, I’ve read several stories about different saints and their lives. I’ve also watched quite a few movies about saints and Catholic history. You probably have seen a few too, as not all of these are documentaries. Some are considered fiction based on real life – like movies about the Crusades, Renaissance and Reformation. There are scores of books and movies that incorporate Church history into their stories.

Regardless of the story, or how it is shared and who or what it is about, if a saint is presented, that person will always put God first.
Saints are heroic figures who stand up for all that is good…

in life, death and eternity

Second guess anyone else you want or feel the need to, but when you’re dealing with a saint, you’ll always know what’s what…God first and foremost, plus everything He set before us to live our days in eternity with Him.

So yes, I place great confidence in my saints. I study their lives to learn how to live, observe their conflicts to handle mine better and find peace in their lifestyles and writings, to ease my soul in all its troubles.

Like I said, it’s not rocket science. It’s simply part of being Catholic.

Until next time, dear people, this is M. J. wishing you every good thing!

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