God the Father placed before them the temporal means of His own sanctification: human labor.
Human labor serves men and women as both a natural and supernatural means to sustain and maintain themselves, contributing to God’s plan of salvation.
She was the most influential woman in the world during her lifetime. When she asked to see world leaders, including presidents and prime ministers, she was given immediate access. Joseph the “most impressive saint.” She sums it up this way: “Simply this man had to be tops at the time of Jesus. And in the last 13 years 4 kids have graduated from college. Peter: It should go without saying that the first pope and the leader of the early Christian community ranks among the top ten most influential saints of his time. He is a former news editor at Go Local and was a correspondent for the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he covered the 2008 presidential primary.
Those who are called to live the single, celibate life should be encouraged and given moral support by the representatives of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, since every one is called to holiness.
“What the soul is in the body, let Christians be in the world.” (Lumen Gentium, p.
It goes without saying that as a saint Mary belongs in a category all of her own, a fact recognized by the fact that the special honor the Church pays Mary is recognized as rendered to all other saints.
Moreover, she is a figure who quite clearly transcends her time in ways that no other saint has—as testified by her many apparitions down the centuries, her role as Mediatrix of Graces, Co-Redemptrix, and Queen of Heaven, to name just a few.
(2 Peter 1:1) The Church, comprised of Head and Members, delights in its zealous mission of cultivating the Lord’s bountiful garden.