The saints do not need our honours and devotion. Evidently, then, our commemoration of them aids us, not them. For my part, I confess that I am inflamed with desire when I remember them: First, to enjoy their society and become their fellow citizens and companions… The saints want our company, and we disdain them! … Second, that Christ our Life should appear to us as he did to them.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux