By Colin Dickey
Afterlives of the Saints is a woven amassing of groundbreaking essays that go through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges’ "Library of Babel," the heritage of spontaneous human combustion, the hazards of masturbation, the pleasures of castration, “and so forth” — each one essay concentrating on the tale of a specific (and relatively unusual) saint.
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Pray for me, that my heart might be open to listen to the Lord, too. You became a Carmelite nun and later began a spiritual reform of the religious order you loved. Thank you for leaving your example of courage and love for Jesus for all of us to learn from. Please pray for me, that I might be as generous and courageous as you were. Amen. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Born 1873, Alcençon, France Died 1897, Lisieux, France Feast: October 1 Saint Thérèse, you became a great saint and a doctor of the Church by doing ordinary things with special love for God every day.
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Remind me that Mary is always eager to help me and lead me closer to Jesus. With Jesus and Mary, I want to live and love as you did. Please pray for me. Amen. Saint Paul Born First Century, Tarsus, Asia Minor Died First Century, Rome Feast: June 29 Saint Paul, you really are the thirteenth apostle, specially chosen by Jesus just as the original twelve apostles were. Your meeting with the Lord on the road to Damascus changed your whole life. You became so close to Jesus that he was actually living his life again in you.