When my children were little, I used to talk about the saints a lot. That’s because I thought they were good role models. But also because, through the centuries, God has allowed many miracles to be worked through his holy ones. These were undoubtedly intended for public consumption, in order to strengthen our faith.
It certainly gets people’s attention when something happens that bends the laws of science and nature, such as a saint who could levitate. (This was Saint Joseph of Cupertino, and his regular flights above the altar, while celebrating Mass, were witnessed by many and very well-documented.)
Also, a number of saints who’ve died have been unearthed centuries later. Their bodies were found to be incorrupt. And, instead of the stench of death, these bodies had a pleasing, flower-like smell.
You can read about these many events in Mysteries, Marvels and Miracles: In the Lives of the Saints, written by noted Catholic author Joan Carroll Cruz.Buy Now