Happy All Saints Day

all saintsFor centuries the church has confronted the human community with role models of greatness.  We call them saints — when what we really often mean to say is “icon,” “star,” “hero”  — ones so possessed by an internal vision of divine goodness that they give us a glimpse of the face of God in the center of the human.
They give us a taste of the possibilities of greatness in ourselves.
— Joan D. Chittister