“Fr. Karl Rahner liked to use the image of embers hidden under ashes…How can the embers be freed from the ashes in order to rekindle the flame of love? First of all, we have to look for those embers…We need that comparison with people who are on fire so that the spirit can spread everywhere.” (excerpt from a 2012 interview with Cardinal Carlo Martini) Who inspires you? Who sets you on fire? We have all been lifted up by someone on our faith journey. Or we have our favorite traveling companions—saints and heroes passed on by family tradition or discovered anew when our lives take some turns. Not all saints are canonized and not all heroes are saints but we recognize them and love them as our teachers and our guides, leading by example and showing us the way when it seems dark or celebrating with us in times of joy. In this section, we will feature a different profile each month to help inspire or enlighten or refresh us as we discover who we are and explore what it means to live a holy life.