Saints are not set apart as perfect or sinless, for they have the same weaknesses as all humans, but they are who God has called them to be and in being themselves, they reveal Godís glory. Saints are people who work in common union with God and he is seen at work in their lives. This book is to introduce you to some of the people who are heroes of the Church and are revelations of Godís glory. We share a common union with them, for we have the same Creator and Redeemer and the same Spirit of God: in God we are one with them.
Each celebration of a saint follows the same format: a short introduction to the saintís life, the Scripture readings for the saintís day, which are taken mainly from the Common Worship Lectionary, an opening prayer, intercessions, the peace and a blessing.
Together with its companion volume Icons of Glory, this book will encourage you to explore the common union to which we all belong and to discover Godís call to you, which is unique. This is a call to be a fellow worker with God and to reveal his glory in your life.