A Faith for All People, Not a Privileged Few

Millennial writer Christopher White has a new article at Crux. He writes:

In the case of St. Martin de Porres and countless others, the practice of faith is focused on individual piety, intense devotion, and, oftentimes, austerity. The path to sainthood, therefore, does not necessarily require ambitious narratives, but an unassuming commitment to spreading and living the gospel in small ways that give witness to the beauty and joy of the love of God that should motivate all believers….

As the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Bergoglio was motivated by the witness of the santo pueblo fiel de Dios—“God’s holy faithful people”—who lived out the faith through intense devotions, festivals, rosaries, and novenas, as a place to encounter God, be converted, and convert others.

In other words, these examples of faith are available to all people, not merely a privileged few.

Like Saints Martin de Porres, Rose of Lima, and the many names that regrettably are unfamiliar to many of us, their lives are marked and remembered through the meek ways in which they exhibited holiness.

You can read the full article here.