Let’s live a life of love. Let’s reflect on and learn from the lives of saints.
The word “saint” comes from the Latin word sanctus, a translation of the Greek word hagios, which means “holy.” While all of us are capable of holiness, canonization is the Church’s official recognition that a particular person displayed an extraordinary degree of holiness, or devotion to God, during his or her time on earth.
There is much to be learned from the words, acts, and lives of the saints of the Roman Catholic Church. Each concise biography, from Saint Francis to Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, provides guidance for living a life of love.