The saints are God’s holy people. The apostle Paul speaks about all those who belong to Christ as « holy people » or « saints. » He directs his letters to « those who have been consecrated in Christ Jesus and called to be God’s holy people » (1 Corinthians 1:2; see also Ephesians 1:1). This sanctity is the work of the Spirit of Jesus. Paul again says: « All of us, with our unveiled faces like mirrors reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the image that we reflect in brighter and brighter glory; this is the working of the Lord who is the Spirit » (2 Corinthians 3:18).
As saints we belong to that huge network of God’s people that shines like a multitude of stars in the dark sky of the universe.