A great cloud of witnesses have gone before us, connecting the world with the beyond for centuries.
The Fourteenths-century mystic, Meister Eckhart said:
"Do not think that saintliness comes from occupation; it depends rather on what one is. The kind of work we do does not make us holy, but we may make it holy."
We Catholics, among others, believe in saints.
They followed, as we are to also, Jesus.
Martyrs for the faith, and more.
We recall the official saints made so by the Vatican.
I remember the unofficial saints, like my parents, who struggled to put us through Catholic schools, to put bread on the table, to see us walk and walk away, not forever, but to learn the trek of life and walk it well as followers of Jesus.
Happy feast day!
After all, we're all called to be saints, to be holy, no?