Since the earliest days of the Christian community, there have been ordinary women, men and children who have made a significant impact on the lives of those around them. The reason they have made an impact is because of their witness to faith in the risen Lord and their desire to be faithful followers of the Lord.
Saints come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of ‘name recognition’. Recently we have seen Cardinal John Newman raised to the altars. Another Englishman, John Bradburne, is much lesser known but as WARREN FEATHERSTONE writes, there is good reason for the cause for his beatification to have been opened last year.