I would like to think that there are such saints with us in the world today. However, it is often hard to tell until after their deaths, when stories about their lives finally are able to come out. Usually these people are so humble, they don't allow those who are close to them to talk about what they see. So it is not until after they leave us that we really hear the full extent of their holy lives.
Two men who are with us today who I think could be saints are Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and Abouna Fanous of the Egyptian desert. Recently, a Coptic nun named Irina died and stories are coming out about her.
Another holy man who recently left us was Anba Karas, who was a Coptic monk living in the Mojave Desert in California. I met him once, before his illness. He was a very quiet, unassuming monk. You could barely hear him when he spoke. Shortly after I met him, word about his illness came out. He eventually died of cancer after a long illness. The thing about him is that he must have been in horrible pain, but those around him said he never complained and continued to give glory to God until the end. He never thought about himself, but continued to care about his spiritual children. His relics are at St. Antony Monastery in California, and when I visit there I always ask his intercession.
I think God gives us these men and women not only to pray for us, but to also serve as inspiration, so we don't give up when things are hard.