As part of the 2012 A.D. Lenten Adult Program offerings at the Catholic parish of Holy Cross in DeWitt, NY, a six-part series was offered to explore the following questions:
- Who are the saints and what do we Catholics believe about them?
- Why did St. Paul write that all who are called to be holy are “saints”?
- What is the ‘communion of saints’?
- Does it [the communion of saints] have meaning for Catholics today?
The program also focused on the book: “My Life With The Saints” by Father James Martin, S.J. [ISBN-13: 978-0-8294-2644-1 and ISBN-10: 0-8294-2644-2; published by Loyola Press ©2006 James Martin, SJ].
History professor David Hines lead the study sessions and was the prime motive behind establishing the course at the church with the permission of Monsignor Robert J. Yeazel, the Roman Catholic pastor of Holy Cross Parish.
The purpose of this blog, when it began, was to present background information and critical comments regarding the ‘course’ contents and on Father Martin’s book. But…
The anonymous blogger/webmaster, who is in charge of this site, decided that Fr. Martin’s book should serve more as a springboard into Catholic topics than simply a critical review site for a single book.
This site deals with a variety of Catholic subjects such as: apologetics, prayers, lives of saints, how to deal with trials and tribulations, catechism and other matters that relate directly to the Faith.
Credo = I believe
Credo ‘in the communion of saints’
To holiness, now and for all eternity.
Vivat Christus Rex! (Long Live Christ The King!)