IDENTITY ~ Sinners who know they are loved

Saints accept the reality of their humanity with all its shortcomings, faults and foibles as the beginning – the foundation – of sanctity.

At the same time this awareness of their brokenness bolsters the realization of how much they are loved by God, who accepts them just as they are.



COMPASSION ~  Lovers of life and of others

Contrary to so many traditional images of Saints as dour and forlorn, sanctity requires a joy-filled, passionate love of life – even (or perhaps especially) from martyrs.

This passion flows over into compassion -- a love for others rooted in identifying with their joys and sorrows, their successes and failures.



JUSTICE  ~ Prayerful visionaries

Saints are comfortable in their relationship with God: dialog trumps formula prayer.  They are easily on a first name basis, like Jesus who called God “Abba” -- "Daddy."

This intimate relationship makes them privy to the Reign of God: they are able to vision God’s Reign of Justice and Peace and how it will be realized through their efforts.

They Walked by Faith
Men and Women of Faith Then and Now

An interactive presentation explores the criteria for holiness in the modern world


Back to Days of Recollection