In these meditations on the lesser feasts and fasts of the church calendar Sam Portaro asks the question, 'What do they have to say to Christians today?' His answers are sometimes surprising, with thought-provoking fresh insights into the lives and teachings of those who have bone before us in theChristian faith. Each reflection looks at the scripture readings for the day and focuses on a distinctive attribute of the saint or feast in the light of contemporary questions of faith, mission, and community. Saints of the distant past such as Columba and Agnes, Cyprian and Augustine, Thomas Becket and Cathering of Siena are included, as well as those closer to our own day-Charles Wesley and Julia Emery, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Evelyn Underhill and Jonathan Daniels. Following the calandar provided, medidations on the holy days of the church seasons are also included, such as All Saints and the Epiphany.