Regarding saints and their intercessory help from heaven, Sirach 46:13 and 20 states, "Beloved of his people, dear to his maker, dedicated from his mother's womb, Consecrated to the Lord as a prophet, was Samuel, the judge and priest. At God's word he established the Kingdom and anointed princes to rule the people. Even when he lay buried, his guidance was sought; he made known the King his fate, And from the grave he raised his voice as a prophet, to put an end to wickedness."
Wisdom 3: 7 and 9, states, "In time of their visitation, they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble. Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love; Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with the elect."
Displayed from the right to the left are Saint Jude, Saint Therese, and Saint Anthony.
During a recent visit to the Shrine of Saint Joseph, I made an offering for a candle to be lit for seven days on behalf of world peace and Christian Unity.
The Catholic shrine is located on 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ, USA.
Copyright 2009 Loci B. Lenar