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Saint of the Day
Leonard Foley, O.F.M.; revised by Pat McCloskey, O.F.M.
978-1-61636-653-7
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"Carl Jung said that people do not change in the presence of concepts nearly as much as in the presence of images. People change, inspire, and challenge people! This is one good reason why we must re-issue this wonderful book every few years, with ever new examples of holy and wonderful lives."—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

"This book is the perfect companion for those who like to keep the company of those who have gone before us. Father McCloskey offers hope to anyone who thinks that sainthood is an impossible quest. He says in his Introduction ( referring to a comment of Bl. John XIII): "Someone becomes a saint not by being a 'dry, bloodless reproduction of a model...an individual becomes a saint by cooperating generously with God's grace according to that person's' individual capacities and particular circumstances." Each day of the year brings us another example of very human people becoming more than they could have imagined through the grace of God. Saint of the Day teaches us that each of us has the makings of a saint."—Jeanne Hunt

"Most saints weren't private people concerned with 'saving their soul.' So many of them were out there on the front lines doing the Church's work, at times in spite of the Church itself. Because there were reformers, prophets, leaders, people who did what was right regardless of opposition, they were controversial. Some were even dismissed from their religious orders for being troublemakers."—Fr. Leonard Foley

This fortieth-anniversary edition contains entries for new saints and blesseds, such as John of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen, John Henry Newman, and John Paul II; an expanded introduction that contains information about the current process of canonization and beatification; a comprehensive index of the saints and feast days featured in this book; and a bibliography of additional resources about the saints.

For each entry, this classic bestseller includes a short biography of the saint; a comment on the example of this life relevant to our own; and an appropriate quotation from Scripture, the words of the saint, or another spiritual writer for reflection.
Leonard Foley, O.F.M., was editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine, author of Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith, and coauthor of To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans.

Pat McCloskey, O.F.M., is Franciscan editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine and writes its "Ask a Franciscan" column. A contributor to the original Saint of the Day book, he has updated this volume four times, writing new entries and revising others.
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