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Preaching the Saints: Through them we see God Like them we follow Christ

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Ignatius of Loyola

Preaching the Saints:Through them we see God Like them we follow Christ

Ignatius of Loyola

Battle of Pamplona

Conversion of Ignatius

Ignatius and the Moor

Montserrat

Through Saints, we see GodMother Teresa was physically poor and spiritually poor through her night of darkness from late 1940s to her death. Through Mother Teresa we see how God emptied himself for us

Through Saints, we see GodMother Teresa cared for the poorest of the poor. Through Mother Teresa we see how God cares for the poorest of the poor.

Through Saints, we see GodThrough Pope John XXIII we see the kind heart of God the Father

Through Saints, we see GodSt Maximilian Kolbe laid down his life for a fellow prisoner. Through St. Maximilian we see how Christ laid down his life for us

Like the Saints, we follow ChristSt Maximilian Kolbe laid down his life for a fellow prisoner. No greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friend. We are to lay down our lives for one another.

St. Therese of Lisieux lived the Little Way. It is love alone that counts. She shows us to love greatly in the little things.

Like the Saints, we follow ChristThe Church Celebrates the Saints104. The Church has also included in the annual cycle days devoted to the memory of the martyrs and the other saints. Raised up to perfection by the manifold grace of God, and already in possession of eternal salvation, they sing God's perfect praise in heaven and offer prayers for us. By celebrating the passage of these saints from earth to heaven the Church proclaims the paschal mystery achieved in the saints who have suffered and been glorified with Christ; she proposes them to the faithful as examples drawing all to the Father through Christ, and through their merits she pleads for God's favors.The Church Celebrates the SaintsLook up Saints in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and it directs you to Holiness. All Christians called to holiness CCC2013-2014

James Martin, My Life with the Saints

Stained Glass and Role ModelsEXERCISE: Who is your parish saint or patron saint? Tell your neighbor how through your saint, we see God like your saint, we follow Christ

See James Wallace, Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart, pages 124-132.Stained Glass and Role ModelsPreaching Saints at Daily MassAsk the assembly to tell us something about the Saint of the DayShow them how through the saint, we see God like the saint, we follow Christ Stained Glass and Role ModelsFriends in high placesPatrons and IntercessorsCompanions on the journeyCommunion of the Saints

Stained Glass and Role ModelsA homily on the feast of a saint is not to be either a historical lecture on the life and times of the saint, or a storytelling session of interesting and inspiring anecdotes about the saint, but to retain its liturgical function of leading the gathered community to give thanks and praise.The saints, then, are not to be seen apart from the paschal mystery of Christ; they are embodiments of how this mystery has been lived out through history.Wallace, page 120