The Feast of All Saints is a good time to reflect upon the gift of grace we find in the Communion of the Saints.

“…Exactly as Christian communion among fellow pilgrims brings us closer to Christ so our communion with the saints joins us to Christ, from whom as from its fountain and head issues all grace, and the life of the People of God” {CCC 957}

The Biblical account of the Mount of Transfiguration has many profound lessons of grace. One, perhaps overlooked, is that it is a lesson in prayer and a lesson of the communion of the saints, provided by Christ.

Christ upon the mountain top,
took along disciples three.
Christ upon the mountain top,
with Moses and Elijah,
they did see.
If Christ our Lord,
with saints did call,
and to His Father’s will
give all,
What better way of prayer
for us?
What better way to loose our cares
with trust?
Than with the saints
whose love and faith
will help us,
to grow
in grace.

Mark 9:1-4: (RSV)
And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them,
and his garments became glistening, intensely white, as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
And there appeared to them Eli’jah with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus.