Prior to this Novena, Nancy was already praying the rosary alone. During the rosary, she realized, however, that she was not alone, for she saw a vision of light and in this light there appeared 4 people. Who could they be? She did not know, for they did not speak words. Their presence alone was eloquent enough. They shone in resplendent light and kept Nancy company as she prayed. What a comforting thought to know that we are never alone. God is always with us and His Mother is also present. Our Guardian angel always keeps watch. We are part of the communion of saints who never cease to intercede for us and with us, so that, after the temptuous sea of this world, we may all at last reach the safe harbor of heaven.
In fact as the Catechism of the Catholic Church says:
957 Communion with the saints. “It is not merely by the title of example that we cherish the memory of those in heaven; we seek, rather, that by this devotion to the exercise of fraternal charity the union of the whole Church in the Spirit may be strengthened. Exactly as Christian communion among our 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 itself”:
956 The intercession of the saints. “Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness. . . . They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus. . . . So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped.”
Do not weep, for I shall be more useful to you after my death and I shall help you then more effectively than during my life.
(St. Theresa, the Little Flower).