What Saints Are For!

1 Corinthians 11:1
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

If you’ve ever wondered why the Catholic Church canonizes saints, today’s verse gives the basic reason.  We don’t just learn about Christ from looking at Christ.  We learn about Christ from looking at how His Spirit works in the lives of all His holy saints.  “For Christ plays in ten thousand places,/ Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his/ To the Father through the features of men’s faces” (Gerard Manley Hopkins).

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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