Growing Apologist

Becoming a Defender of Truth

Litany of Saints

on November 15, 2011

Even though the Catholic culture is immersed in the intercession and icons of the faithful saints, the first encounter with the saints that truly touched my heart was at the dedication of our remodeled church to God.  It was something like a three hour mass and at one point, we all were kneeling while the choir sang the litany of saints and the people responded with “Lord have mercy” and “Pray for us”.  It brought me to tears, realizing the incredible number of people we could call on to pray to God for us.  Our prayers rose to the heavens like the incense blessing the church building.  The intercession of the saints is a beautiful piece of the Catholic religion, one that is very often misunderstood.  I didn’t understand it intellectually while I prayed with the congregation that day, but I felt my heart and soul stir and knew that it was something holy.


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