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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.

Paul? We are Catholic sisters. Our mission is to be like Saint Paul and tell everyone about Jesus! There are so many ways for people to communicate with each other. We want to use all of them so everyone will know how much God loves us. ), making radio shows, singing, helping people at our bookstores, using the Internet, and in many other ways. org The Daughters of St. Paul operate book and media centers at the following addresses. W. 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174 305-559-6715 HAWAII 1143 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-521-2731 Neighbor Islands call: 866-521-2731 ILLINOIS 172 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 312-346-4228 LOUISIANA 4403 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006 504-887-7631 MASSACHUSETTS 885 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026 781-326-5385 MISSOURI 9804 Watson Road, St.

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.

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