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The Saints: heroes, witnesses to the faith

Q: Archbishop J, why celebrate All Saints?

The saints are our elder brothers and sisters in the faith. They have gone before us and have triumphed over mediocrity, selfishness and sin. They have made their lives a courageous offering to God. Against all the odds, they stand out and their light shines.

Saints have nothing more than we have; they do not have any special or extraordinary grace. Like us, they struggle with faith, discerning their vocation in obedience to God; through the generosity of their lives, dying to self and allowing Christ to become all in all.

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