Samia Khoury: Palestinian Saints

Posted on May 28, 2015

Ever since I heard the news of the canonization of two Palestinian women saints, I could not help but wonder about this new image of Palestinian women who have never failed to meet the challenges of their times. With a country drowned with martyrs due to the grave injustice inflicted upon us as Palestinians and in the absence of any resolve to redress that injustice and the failure of all mediation, maybe our only remaining hope, is the intercession of those saints, whether we believe in saints or not. After all this is the Holy Land where so many miracles have taken place, starting with the birth of Jesus Christ to his resurrection, and throughout his ministry. How meaningful that this event should be taking place under the Papacy of Pope Francis who continues to amaze us with his remarkable changes at the Vatican.

Originally posted in Reflections from Palestine