Perhaps this is the definitive quality of a saint: saints are just everyday people who make everyone around them better. This notion stands in stark contrast with our popular imagination of saints as superhuman and heroic figures. For example, the patrons of my community, the Hartford Catholic Worker, are St. Martin De Porres and St. Brigid of Kildare. Though Martin healed the sick, cared for the poor, and helped orphan, his claim to sainthood revolves around his ability to bilocate. As for Brigid, a bishop in the Catholic Church, her sanctity was revealed by her love of the poor – evidenced by her giving away her father's riches to the beggars who came to her door. She is best known, though, for her ability to turn water into beer, and her fervent prayer for there to be a lake of beer waiting for the poor in heaven.