All Saints Day Pep Talk

What does a triathlon have to do with the Communion of Saints? Fr. Mike Schmitz draws parallels between his experience of completing a triathlon and the believer’s experience of journeying to heaven. In our spiritual race, those who have gone before us are encouraging us at every turn. Fr. Mike reminds us that if we find ourselves struggling in this journey, we should remember that we are surrounded by “a cloud of witnesses” that is more impressive than a stadium filled with sports fans.

Fr. Mike is a presenter in Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed and Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation.

Also, check out for a good blog post on praying to Mary and the saints.