This title might make some of us uncomfortable. After all, we consider saints perfect people or almost perfect people who have lived lives of unselfish servanthood marked by unwavering faith.
The Unlikely Holiness of the White-Collar Saint
When we think of saints, we typically think of people—like Mother Theresa or St. But sainthood is also present in everyday, ordinary actions. Even though you may not like to think of yourself as a saint, did you know Jesus thinks of you that way? Saints are ordinary folks like you and me. Certainly, sainthood is evident in huge, grand gestures.
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I could go on—the list is practically endless. Luther tells us these saints are the church—ordinary people called by Jesus Christ, who live out that calling today. She opposed World War II, dodged a bullet while advocating integration in the South, and was arrested several times for her social activism. Day would come to later deeply regret her abortion and ultimately converted to Catholicism as a result of her second pregnancy. McCarrick, according to the CNA report.
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Stephen Beale is a freelance writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Raised as an evangelical Protestant, he is a convert to Catholicism. He is a former news editor at GoLocalProv. A native of Topsfield, Massachusetts, he graduated from Brown University in with a degree in classics and history.
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