The saints provide us with a riot of color
|In the bosom of this Church, the rich variety of liturgical rites and the legitimate diversity of theological and spiritual heritages and special disciplines, far from injuring her unity, make it more manifest.--Lumen gentium
LIKE SOME glorious fall oak, the church is awash in the splendor of the saints--that colorful communion of misfits, outcasts, reformers, do-gooders, scholoars, philosophers, and simple folk who are counted among the friends of Jesus.
The memory and witness of the holy men and women who have gone before us strengthens us and joins us to Christ, so that we, too, may become his companions and disciples.
Enlist the intercession of saints each day, for as Pope Paul VI assured us in his Credo of the People of God, "The merciful love of God and his saints is ever listening to our prayers."
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