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Oct 26, 2021

All Saints Day: Remembering Ordinary People Who Loved Extraordinarily

Dr. Edward Sri

As the Catholic Church gets ready to celebrate All Saints Day, Dr. Sri reminds us that this great solemnity is not just about remembering those great canonized saints, it’s also about recognizing all those unknown holy men and women who faithfully followed Jesus throughout the ages. Dr. Sri invites to reflect how God may be calling us to be saints and to love extraordinarily in our ordinary circumstances.

Snippet from the Show

On All Saints Day we remember all the holy women and men, both canonized and unknown, who loved God and others extraordinarily in their ordinary circumstances.


Shownotes

  • The saints share in the blessed joy of being with Jesus.
  • All Saints Day reawakens the great desire in all of us to be saints.
  • The saints loved God and others extraordinarily in their ordinary circumstances.
  • To be a saint is to listen and to follow Jesus without losing heart when facing difficulties.
  • The saints also noticed Jesus in the poor and lonely.
  • God met the saints in the valley of their humanity.
  • We must not be intimidated by the saints because they also had their own set of struggles and weaknesses.
  • The saints can become our friends as well as lights for us, pointing the way forward for the future.



Resources

  • Visit Dr. Sri’s website at www.edwardsri.com and to book online events with Dr. Sri email events.edwardsri@gmail.com
  • Find more of Dr. Sri’s episodes at www.ascensionpress.com/allthingscatholic 
  • Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to www.ascensionpress.com to view all our offerings


Meet Your Host: Dr. Edward Sri

Dr. Sri is a theologian and the author of several best-selling books. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. A founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), Dr. Sri currently serves as its vice president of formation. He appears regularly on EWTN and resides in Colorado with his wife, Elizabeth, and their eight children.

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