Why Do Catholics Make Such A Big Deal About The Saints?
There's a lot of ways to answer why we Catholics make such a big deal about the saints. But I always look for the one that's the most simple.
Simply put, we make a big deal about the saints because they're our friends. But not just any friend - they're the kind of friends who come through when you need them the most.
You see, the saints aren't dead. They're actually more alive than we are (eternal life), praising and glorifying God with their prayers for you and me. They're in our corner, praying us on, so that we may one day join them, as saints, in Heaven.
That's why, if you've ever been to one of my talks, I encourage others to take one on as a special patron - to get to know them, be inspired by them, and to ask them to pray to almighty God for you and those you love.
After all, we're all in this together.