I am hoping to further understand, appreciate, and recognize the workings of the Saints in my life, but based on my religious background I fear that I am blind to most, if not all of it. I have spent my life in Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement churches (Church of Christ/Christian churches) and as full of lovely people as they are, there is so much about the kingdom of God that I don't have a grasp of that I sincerely would like to understand. Things that I accept as true and right without yet having the skills of recognition. Coming from a tradition that doesn't recognize saints in any fashion I don't fully know what to do with them or how to approach them. I have been spending time reading lives of saints and have been finding great encouragement in their stories and I fully believe that they intercede on our behalf, but I am left with the nagging suspicion that there is much more to it. I kind of feel like I am suppose to be looking for something that I don't know exists. This last week I came across St Nilus of Sora (also known as Nil Sorsky) and there is so much about his life and work that resonates with me and seems to parallel the transformation that God has been working in my life. Part of me wants to believe that somehow St Nilus has been involved with this, but I also know that "feelings" are often poor sources of conviction. I wish I could ask a more specific question, but as I don't really quite know what I am asking this will have to do for now. Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.