All Saints

These panels are from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. This short post is a reminder… As we pray with the saints today, let us remember first and foremost that they were all deeply flawed, ordinary human beings, transformed by God to do the extraordinary.

The mural panels at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles are a great reminder that the saints are not so different from you or me. The difference might be – what choices do we make and how do we make them?

You can read more about the work of John Nava and his tapestries of the saints at the Cathedral here.


4 thoughts on “All Saints

  1. Thanks Fran.

    You are right. We think of saints as dressed in white playing harps in heaven. But the reality is that there are saints here on earth right now, and maybe right next to you or me.

    I suffered a stroke in July and am still recovering. My wife has shown so much care and compassion that she surely must qualify as a saint. Again all the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists at the hospital would all qualify as saints. They, like the rest of us, may have faults but after all they are just human.

    Please keep the posts coming, Fran. They do make a difference.

    God bless you and keep you safe.

    In Christ


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