venerate(dulia) our special friends in heaven. Worship (latria) is reserved for God alone. Like a pastor or friend would, they prayer for us, and their witness to Christ on earth teaches us to overcome ourselves and live in Christ. Read more here.
"To do God's will -- this was the goal upon which the saints constantly fixed their gaze. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. " ~ St Alphonsus de Liguori
A Prayer for Saintly Grace:
Almighty and Everlasting God,
who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints,
grant unto us the same faith and power of love;
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs
we may profit by their examples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Father, All-Powerful and ever-living God,
today we rejoice in the holy men and women
of every time and place.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Liturgy of the Hours