Holy! Holy! Holy!

Yes, there’s one in every crowd, or so they say. But don’t be too quick to dismiss others when it comes to holiness.


Pope Francis tells us, “Nor need we think only of those already beatified and canonized. The Holy Spirit bestows holiness in abundance among God’s holy and faithful people …” [Apostolic Exhortation of the Holy Father Francis; Gaudete et Exsultate; On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World. April 2018]. So what does that mean?

The long and short of it is this — there are holy people all around us. Different people exhibit their holiness in different ways in response to their various vocations. For example, parents might demonstrate extraordinary faith in the sacrificial love of their children while priests might demonstrate such faith as an extraordinary confessor. For sure, this is a simplification, but the point is, one does not have to be a member of the clergy or a religious order to be holy or to become a saint.


This discussion is important because we are all called to be holy. We can all become saints, whether we are canonized by the Church or not. And being a saint should be the goal for each of us in life. Think about it.


It’s cool to be Catholic! COOL2B!

In Christ.

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