The Word Among Us

November 2021 Issue

A Treasure from Above

What Kept St. Paul Going?

A Treasure from Above: What Kept St. Paul Going?

Everyone has their heroes. It could be a grandparent whose years of experience have given them deep wisdom. It could be a political leader whose bravery in the midst of opposition inspires us. Or it could be a fictional character, like Harry Potter or Jo from Little Women. Usually we choose heroes whose virtues shine with intense brightness: their extraordinary courage, their enduring patience, or their sharp wit.

It’s a little different with the saints. Of course, they demonstrate heroic virtue of some kind or another. That’s why they’re...


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