|"...on whose constant intercession we rely for help."|
Today we honor all of the known and unknown saints of the Church. Think about the many Crusaders who died defending Christianity, or the nameless martyrs from the early days of the Church. Ask the intercession of the unidentified nuns and monks who lived holy lives of prayer and mortification while on earth. And don't forget the old women who would clean churches and scold priests.
They all belong to the Church Triumphant. They made it through the trials of earth (and maybe had to suffer a bit more in puratory); now they behold the face of God. They are our great cloud of witnesses, erupting with joy when just one sinner repents. Let's put on a good show for them and give thanks for all their help.
|"Trick or Treat!"---Sixtus IV|