Why we need the saints

I was rescued by a saint — Saint Francis of Assisi, to be specific — a saint who has saved many damaged souls before me and will yet save many more to come.

Julian of Norwich, patron saint of the anxious

"All things shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well" is not Julian’s blithe assertion, but a statement Christ presents to her as fact. Her first response is to ask, incredulously, “How?”

Ignatius of Loyola, a saint for Anglicans?

Anglicans may be tempted to ignore the complexity of St. Ignatius’s thought and life, in favor of seeing him as a pioneer of open-ended spirituality and the solitary quest for God.