It’s the Month of the Saints!
Sometimes we think of the saints as only living a long time ago. We might feel distant from them whether in time or abilities, but that is just not the case. They are closer to us now than they were in life. Because they are with God in heaven, they are more alive than they ever were. They share in His life in a whole new way.
We have a great panoply of modern saints that we can ask to intercede for us. What’s even better is that we have actual pictures of them too look at. Even better than that is that there are videos of some of our favorite saints alive and talking and sharing their lives with others.
Check out a few below!
St. Josemaria Escriva
Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, AD 1902-1975.
St. Theresa of Calcutta
Mother Theresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, champion of the poor and babies, AD 1910-1997.
St. John Paul II
John Paul II, supreme pontiff, world traveler, friend of youth, lover of Mary, the Great, AD 1920-2005.
St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Padre Pio, Capuchin, priest, stigmatic, seer of souls, friend to guardian angels, rosary specialist, bi-locator, AD 1887-1968.
Pope Pius X, supreme pontiff, soldier against the heresy of modernism, AD 1835-1914.
Fulton Sheen – This video is just plain fun. And I hope he’s declared “Blessed” really soon. Master evangelizer, philosopher, theologian, archbishop, midwesterner, adorer, AD 1895-1979.
Pope Paul VI
Blessed Paul VI, supreme pontiff, guided the church through Vatican II, promulgator of the epic Humane Vitae and Evangelii Nuntiandi, AD 1897-1978.
St. John XXIII
John XXIII, supreme pontiff, called Vatican II and for aggiornamento for the church, “Good Pope John,” AD 1881-1963.
St. Maximilan Kolbe
Maximilian Kolbe, martyr after volunteering to take the place of a prisoner at Auschwitz, lover of Mary, Franciscan, AD 1894-1941.
Thomas Merton, though not a saint, had a profound effect on those wishing to join the monastic life as well as many others in the 20th century. He was a convert himself and his most famous work is “The Seven Storey Mountain.” A Trappist monk. AD 1915-1968.
Can you find other footage of modern saints??