All of the Angels and Saints, Pray for Us!
This year, we have been talking a lot about the angels and saints. An army of help in heaven available to us whenever we need them. Wow! What an incredible thought! I think about this a lot when I am feeling very alone. There are times when we can all feel very alone. We can feel alone in our mourning or alone in our contact with the outside world. We can feel alone in the heavy weight of expectations to care for our children or our parents. We can feel alone in a crisis or while we battle sin. We can even feel alone at a party or in a room full of people. Loneliness can be very difficult. It is an emotion that just weighs us down as we try to make sense of the world around us. This is when I like to turn to our saints and angels. If you go to https://www.catholic.org/saints/popular.php the saints are all categorized by popularity. You can click on the saint’s name and learn about all of the ways each of them became closer to God and made the world a better place. You can even see which saints are trending in popularity. Who else is looking up Saint Monica because their adult children need prayers for conversion? Who has been researching the life of St. John Paul because they feel called by God to do something big and they lack the courage. He says to “Be not afraid.” Knowledge of the saints can take away our loneliness. How? They know! They walked the Earth and struggled the same way we do. They wrestled with their own sin and they learned to trust God for all things. We can do the same. We can turn to the saints to pray for us. To pray for the people we are concerned for. There is an army of them in heaven.
In celebration of All Saints Day, the 5th and 6th grade students participate in the annual Saint Art Prize contest. Each student, independently, researches a saint of their choice, creates original art work to accompany the research, and presents the saint to the school community. This year, each student really connected to their chosen saint and presented a personal account of their life and how they influenced them. What a great job! The Grand Champion is Ethan Parker. 5th grade prize- Brooke Houser. 6th grade prize- Dominic LaRussa. Judge’s Award- Aeva Hobart.
As we continue to stay focused on Christ during 2020, it is comforting to know that the saints and angels are always with each of us. We are never alone in our struggle and weakness or our isolation and loneliness. Divine love will bring us closer to heaven. All of the saints and angels in heaven, Pray for us!
Anne Atkin, principal
Sacred Heart School
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