Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Modern Saints

At breakfast my eight-year old son was expressing his astonishment and delight that there were saints in the nineteenth century, so close to us, such as St. Bernadette. I told him there were saints in the twentieth century, such as St. Maria Goretti, St. Josemarie Escriva, St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein), and St. Maximilian Kolbe. When I said the last one his eyes lit up and he shouted "Really? Cool!" His middle name is Maximilian.

To quote my older children, "Saints are cool."

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