I do not believe in any magical practices, Halloween, but in the communion of saints , that is, the presence of saints among us. The question arises: who is a saint?
St. Paul of Tarsus wrote letters to the saints, e.g. to the saints in Ephesus (Eph 1: 1), to “all saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi” (Phil 1: 1), and yet they were normal, such as we, sinners. Because holiness does not mean sinlessness. Holiness is normality, honesty with God and with ourselves. Holiness is the ability to see in yourself a similarity to God and at the same time own weakness. Holiness is repentance and a zealous desire for improvement. Holiness is a constant longing to love MORE God and other people.
To such saints, though not canonized, but sincerely loving God, Mother Teresa Potocka undoubtedly belonged, who had the power to be always grateful to God and to do God’s will (and this is what sanctity is all about) derived from the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. She modeled her life on Mary, hence her favorite song was the Magnificat. She loved to help women and morally neglected women entrusted to her, whom she raised like a real mother.
On November 1, 1862, she founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland. St. Faustina Kowalska, who, after all, reached the heights of holiness, also modeled her love for God, constipation of her will, spirit of sacrifice and thinking about the salvation of souls. In her spiritual Diary St. Faustina wrote: “Before All Souls’ Day, I went to the cemetery at dusk. Although it was locked, I managed to open the gate a bit and said, „If you need something, my dear little souls, I will be glad to help you to the extent that the rule permits me.” I then heard these words, „Do the will of God; we are happy in the measure that we have fulfilled God’s will.” (Diary 518).
That is why I believe that saints are not only those who already enjoy the gift of Heaven and co-worship with God and pray with us and for us, but I also believe that saints are at school and at work … Christ always sanctifies us whenever we call for his mercy. We can confidently say: yes, we are saints, although we want to be even more …