Saints and souls - heroes for all

Our healthy spiritual growth benefits from exposure to heroes because they give us someone to imitate. But our society often confuses being a celebrity with being a hero. Here are tips for turning toward healthy role models like saints and heroes:

Someone similar: We tend to relate to role models who share our interests and personalities. If you are an athlete, look to St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes. He used his physical prowess to infiltrate the Roman army and protect Christians. If you are an avid reader, meet St. Francis de Sales, patron of authors and journalists. He moved many souls through his writing. (Hint: www.americancatholic.org has a listing of many patron saints.)

Here and now: Everyone loves hearing about real-life heroes around us. Keep a watch in the news for ordinary people who become heroes during special times. Share on social media stories about adults who have performed courageous tasks. Look for stories of saints who are also inspiring and share what you learn. 

 

 

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