A canonized saint who started as an ordinary

I am apparently called to be a saint. It was a somewhat disconcerting revelation for a Catholic cradle in his late 40s. But according to a homily during the mass a few years ago, this is the purpose for which I was born.

As I read further, I learned that this vocation does not require me to be declared a saint with a capital S by the Catholic Church. I just need to be holy, or set apart for God – a lowercase saint. It is not a simple task, however, to bridge the gap between who I am and who I am called to be. This is where the wonderful Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, or the “Little Flower”, showed me the way.


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