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Saints guide, anchor and enrich our lives. They provide consolation in tough times and serve as sources of inspiration. In seeking to emulate their examples of holiness, we grow closer to God. 

Father James Martin, S.J., has this to say about the saints: “The saints pray for us in heaven. And if you have trouble with that, like many people do, you might think about it this way: you probably ask for people on earth to pray for you—you might ask a friend for his or her prayers. Why wouldn’t you ask for someone in heaven to pray for you too? There’s nothing strange about that. If you’re in trouble, or even if you need help in your spiritual life, ask the saints for help. Try it. I do it all the time.  Besides, they’re praying for you already!”

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