Do you have a favorite story of a particular Saint? To clarify for those who do not know, the Catholic Church (and I think the Orthodox, too) acknowledge everyone in heaven as saints. There are some people, like Mother Teresa, for example, that have walked so closely with God that they are officially recognized as Saints.
I like St. Rita of Cascia. Her husband was a horrible, violent man who ended up being murdered. She had prayed and prayed for his conversion. Then her sons decided to take revenge against their father's killer and they killed him. She prayed that they would forgive. She outlived her sons, too. She prayed for many years that God would give her a sign that they were in Heaven. She got that sign and knew they'd had a conversion of heart while they were yet alive.
She's a great example of a woman who dealt with some big problems in her family and persevered.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:00 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:56 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
I might be wrong but Catholics don't consider everyone in heaven to be a saint. In fact I do not believe that Mother Theresa is official a saint yet but is still in the process
The Catholic church considers us all saints those in Heaven and on Earth, but only a few are given the title of saint. Mother Theresa is in the process of becoming a saint, that just means she is would be called St. Theresa but we are all part of a Communion of Saints.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:31 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by FuzNet at 7:49 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by Mommy2mj at 7:57 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Answer by kc932 at 8:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
I love reading about the lives of saints because they areinspirational. They were able to find love and peace in this world often while struggling with great hardships. Right now I reading a book about St. Bernadette Soubirous. I've always liked St. Rita.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:20 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
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