For centuries the church has confronted the human community with role models of greatness. We call them saints when what we really often mean to say is ‘icon,’ ‘star,’ ‘hero,’ ones so possessed by an internal vision of divine goodness that they give us a glimpse of the face of God in the center of the human. They give us a taste of the possibilities of greatness in ourselves.”
— Joan D. Chittister in A Passion for Life
Tuesday 1st November is a holiday of obligation in the Scottish Catholic Calendar.
All Saints Day is one of only three days in the whole year where Roman Catholics are expected to go to mass as if it was a Sunday.
Have you prayed to a saint at some point in the last year for a special intention?
This is your opportunity to give thanks for all the help the saints have given you.