OK - Here is my first official blog post. I have been thinking that if you look at the lives of the saints, and here I am specifically talking about the ones who lived after the Catholic church was somewhat settled and institutionalized, you find two interesting consistent things. These people are both obedient to Church authority and committed to helping the poor. I think nowadays people tend to gravitate towards one or the other but rarely both.
I would be interested in your comments. Is my observation wrong? Is that not a frequently recurring pattern in the saints? Do you agree that finding both in Catholics today is somewhat rare?