Into thin air

Ginkunu_kapines_2010_velines_02On the Feast of All Hallows Eve
the air around us changes,
making the space between
this world and the next
so very thin.

On the Feast of All Saints
the air around us glistens,
making the space between
this world and the next
so very rich.

On the Feast of All Souls
the air around us shimmers,
making the space between
this world and the next
a luminescent reality.

On the Feasts of these days
the air around us is clear,
making the space between
this world and the next
invisible.

©Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

All you holy men and women

imagesToday we celebrate All Saints Day. Do you have a favorite saint? If so, who is it? I am hard pressed when I ask myself that question… St Francis, St Teresa of Avila, St Ignatius Loyola, St Juan Diego, St Kateri Tekakwitha, St Dominic…¬† I could go on and on. Also there are those on the way to sainthood, such as Blessed Oscar Romero, Servant of God Isaac Hecker, and so many more.

The saints remind us that God works with what God has made and with what we bring when we show up. God can transform all of us, no matter what. Thanks be to God!