Today, on All Saints’ Day, we celebrate the sacrifice of every Saint and Martyr who lived and died serving Christ. Saints are venerated by the Church and intercede to God on our behalf. Not only does each saint have his or her own feast day, but also a collective anniversary and holy day of obligation known as All Saints’ Day.
In Colleen Carroll Campbell’s new book, My Sisters the Saints, we are invited to join the author on her spiritual journey and personal experience with six of the Catholic Church’s most revered saints.
My Sisters the Saints marks Campbell’s life journey and the trials she has endured, from the modern woman’s struggle in finding a balance between marriage and a career, to coping with her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and dealing with infertility. Campbell shows how she survived devastation by depending on six holy women who came before her: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth.
Her study of these saints’ writings and trust in their intercession is not only an amazing story, but example for all of us. Remembering that the saints are waiting to help and protect us always is a comforting and vital part of Catholic life.
We hope you enjoy your local All Saints’ Day Mass, and that you’ll experience the restoration and hope granted us by the blessed saints.
Read Colleen Carroll Campbell’s My Sisters the Saints, now available in hardcover and eBook.