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I have sensed for a long time that we need to recognize the unknown Saints. Indeed, on All Saints’ Day, we do recognize all the Saints, “known and unknown”, but when do we really consider the unknown? During the month of October, we pray especially for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, but they are not yet the unknown Saints. St. Padre Pio (the patron of my family), Bl. Mother Theresa, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis de Sales, etc. There are so many! There have been many Saints beatified and canonized in our time or in recent times, to include priests, religious, and the laity. From every generation arises spiritual giants that somehow obtain notice, perhaps through a certain act or contact with the general population, and are recognized for their inherent holiness. For some, such as Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, his acts and holiness were not recognized fully until his very funeral, when his deeds were revealed. But what of the men and women in cloisters? There may be many who have attained a level of holiness warranting canonization, but for one reason or another are not recognized by the proper authorities as such.
God sees what is interior, in the heart, and what is hidden has far greater merit than that which is expressed externally. Isn’t it feasible that some of these souls are not recognized, for God has designs for them? For He desires that their works be hidden, part of the mystery of the wonder of Man, of the amazement of humanity, of the holiness of God’s divine plan for salvation? For those who may be skeptical, let me offer a worldly view of what I am saying. Have you ever watched the Winter Olympics? As I am American, I must focus on the American team, although what I have to say may apply to Canadians as well (mantilla twitch to my Canadian readers out there, ski fans or not). Have you ever paid attention to where the elite athletes come from? Denver, CO, Park City Utah, Tao, CA, etc. They come from SKI TOWNS. They are raised on the slopes, no wonder they’re elite!
Kristina Kosnik from my backyard, (literally for a year, it was my back yard – Buck Hill, called locally “Buck Bump”), a World Cup winner from Burnsville MN, and her friend from the same area, Tasha Nelson. Both Olympic competitors. But do you know what the latter two had? Great instruction from a skiing great. This is something MOST people never have access to. When you watch the elite in these sports, you are seeing the privileged. Yes, God placed them there, and yes, free will is always involved, but I have dreamed since I was a child of becoming a world-class skier. Ever since I saw my first race on TV, that’s where I knew I wanted to be, but it was not to happen. When I did finally learn to ski, really ski, well into adulthood, I found out I had a certain natural ability, and it took me completely by surprise.
As usual, you may be asking what my point is. Yeah, it takes longer and causes an increase in perseverance and fortitude just to get through it, but when we’re done, we’re that much wiser. Yeah, so I’m not called to be an Olympic Skier. I’ll get over it. If they lived in the right place. I do think that for some of them, if they were in Colorado or Vermont or California and not Minnesota, they’d be there. Those, my friends, are the unknowns. God’s plan, for if He wants them there, they will get there. But maybe God wants them to be REALLY GOOD where they are, ski their hearts out, and find their happiness at Buck Bump in Burnsville, or Wild Mountain in St. Croix Falls, or Welch Village in Red Wing. The Unknown Saints are those chosen by God specially to be the hidden firepower of the Church. Unknowns are the nervous system of the Church, and we hardly recognize their presence. They walk among us.