Not Yet Saints is the brainchild of Tim Hutton, a 20-something-year-old teacher from Brisbane, Australia.
Tim started this as a way of documenting his pilgrimage to the 2016 World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland.
Tim has attended two past WYD events: Sydney, Australia in 2008; and Rio, Brasil in 2013. They have both been incredibly formative events in his life, exposing him to the richness and diversity of the Catholic Faith.
One of the most amazing part of these trips for Tim has been the people he’s met; in an attempt to learn more about these fascinating fellow pilgrims, this podcast was conceived.
Disclaimer: This could end very badly if nobody agrees to be interviewed.
Where did the title come from?
Tim is an English teacher so has a penchant for flowery and self-indulgent titles.
In the Catholic tradition, saints are not just super special awesome holy people. A saint is considered to be anyone who is in heaven with God. The blog title is optimistic; it acknowledges that within us we all have the potential to be saintly, but also nods to the fact that most of us are not quite there yet. We all have our flaws and weaknesses, our vices and foibles.
But also taking a black and white view of the world does nobody any good, which is why Tim like the forward-thinkingness of this title. It looks to our futures, not at the mistakes of our pasts.