ALL SAINTS: from this week’s reading:

Doubtless St. Augustine or St. Dominic would be alarmed to find themselves linked with the likes of Vincent Van Goh or Leo Tolstoy. (The obverse is just as likeley.) ‘Today it is not nearly enough to be a saint; but we must have the saintliness demanded by the present moment…'”

“We need prophets who challenge the Church as well as the world to better reflect the justice and mercy of God.”

“At the heart of the human being is a dynamism driving us toward union with an infinite horizon that lies beyond the objects of our knowing or loving. That infinite horizon is God, a Holy Mystery, who is forever eachign out to us in every situation in our lives. To the extent that we open ourselves to this gift – offered freely to all people in all situations in life – that is the way of salvation.” Karl Rahner

“All the way to heaven is heaven.” St. Catherine of Siena

“The Holy Spirit writes no more Gospels except in our hearts. All we do from moment to moment is live this new gospel of the Holy Spirit. We, if we are holy, are the paper; our sufferings and our actions are the ink. The workings of the Holy Spirit are [her] pen, and with it [she] writes a living gospel.” – Jean-Pierre de Caussade