By Fr. Wilson ( articles ) | Sep 02, 2004
The hidden saints. They're important -- far more important than the scandals which often preoccupy us. Among the devout Jews, who must have a MINYAN, a quorum of ten men present for public worship, there is a pious belief that at every moment there is a minyan of ten truly pious, devout men, known but to God, whose piety is beheld by Him and holds back His wrathful arm.
A few years ago, I got to know well an online (and phone) buddy, Father Denis O'Brien. A Maryknoll Father, of the old school, he was a passionately orthodox, prolife (well known to the American Life League) Priest, a shepherd according to the mind and Heart of Jesus. And he was a veteran, who entered seminary after his military service.
He served faithfully. He tirelessly encouraged the rest of us. And his vision surfaced in the address of Senator Zell Miller to the Republican Convention.
It's good to remember that there are quiet saints out there, the "minyan of the righteous" if you will, who are, even in the worst times, vessels of God's grace.
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