As you guys prepare for the trimester exam, you are probably asking yourself "why do we have to study all these Saints?" Well, Fr Dwight Longenecker writes a great article entitled Saints, Celebrities and Superheroes that answers that exact question.
Here is an excerpt:
"But celebrities are shallow and superheroes are not real. Meanwhile, within the economy of salvation the good God gives us exactly what we do need: ordinary people who really have become perfect. Ordinary people who really have assumed otherworldly powers. Ordinary people who have become extraordinary people. They have become super powers in the universe by God's grace."