We need Saints

“Think of a single mother who goes to Church or Parish, and says to the secretary: I WANT TO BAPTIZE MY SON, and the attendant says: No, you can’t, because you’re not married…

 

Let’s keep in mind that… This mom had the courage to continue with a pregnancy — and what is she finding? With a locked door!

 

And so, if we continue on this path and with this attitude, we are not doing the people, the People of God, right.

 

Jesus created the seven sacraments and with this kind of attitude, we created an eighth: the sacrament of pastoral customs!.

 

WHOEVER APPROACHES THE CHURCH MUST FIND OPEN DOORS AND NOT PRISONERS OF FAITH.

 

We need Saints without veils. We need Saints in jeans and sneakers.

 

We need Saints to go to the movies, listen to music and hang out with friends.

 

We need Saints who will put God first and stand out in University.

 

We need Saints who find time to pray every day and who know how to fall in love with purity and chastity, or who consecrate their chastity.

 

We need modern Saints, 21st century Saints with spirituality embedded in our time.

 

We need Saints who are committed to the poor and necessary social change.

 

We need Saints who live in the world, who are sanctified in the world and who are not afraid to live in the world.

 

We need Saints who drink coke and eat hot dogs, who are internet users, who listen to iPods.

 

We need Saints who love the Eucharist and are not ashamed to have a beer or eat pizza on the weekend with friends.

 

We need Saints who like cinema, theatre, music, dance, and sports.

 

We need sociable, open, normal, friends, cheerful, companions Saints.

 

We need Saints who are in the world and who know how to savour the pure and good things of the world, but without being worldly.

 

That has to be us!!!”

– Pope Francis