The Word Among Us

November 2016 Issue

Signposts toward Sainthood

A new book helps us plan for our highest mission.

By: Mary Ann Russo

Signposts toward Sainthood: A new book helps us plan for our highest mission. by Mary Ann Russo

I have never felt more free in my life!” exclaimed my close friend, a widow who has experienced some crushing family difficulties in her life recently. Clearly, although she had suffered for months, she was not discouraged. If anything, her faith seemed to have grown more solid. Her joyful response to these burdens lifted my spirit too.

My friend’s joy comes from her belief that Heaven Starts Now, the message—and the title—of a new book by Fr. John Riccardo, a priest...


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