Saints have figured all through the ages. They are people who serve as examples
that can help all of the Christian community.
“People today need examples - we need encouragement in our lives.”
said Fr. Pascual Cebollada, the Postulator General for the Society of Jesus. “Life
throws up many challenges at us. It helps to look back at Saints that have
inspired us - for example St. Francis Xavier, a missionary of the 16th
century who inspired so many young people to join the Society of Jesus, or St.
Aloysius Gonzaga, the young Jesuit Saint who died from the plague while
reaching out unselfishly to plague victims. These are people who can really help
us as models of generosity, people who have done their best to lead good lives,
women and men of faith, hope and love”.
The series producer and presenter is Luca Pirola from the Communications Office in the Jesuit Curia.
“This has been an amazing project to work on. It started out by accident
because I was so fascinated by one of the rooms here in the Curia, which has portraits
of many Jesuit Saints. I know that in my own life I have benefitted from having
people who were examples of how to live a good life. We are all on a journey
and each of us needs help along the way.”