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Called to be a Saint

Did you know that you have been called to be a saint?  It is true! 

By God’s grace you can be a saint.  By God’s grace you can manifest his love to the world. By God’s grace you can shine as one of God’s holy ones.  By God’s grace you can live the saintly characteristics that Paul describes in the first verses of his letter to the Philippians. 

Paul tells us that the holy ones – the saints – are to be “in Christ” (Philippians 1:1) and united with Jesus as “partners . . . in grace” (1:7).  He says that saints have access to the love and power of the Spirit in their everyday lives because of their “partnership for the gospel” (1:5), and that they are all called and empowered to proclaim the gospel and build the kingdom of God.

So rejoice that you have been called to be a saint, and live in that reality!

“We are all called to be saints.  It is by living with love and offering Christian witness in our daily tasks that we are called to become saints.  Always and everywhere you can become a saint, that is, by being receptive to the grace that is working in us and leads us to holiness.”    ~Pope Francis




Sister Lisa Maurer, OSB

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her Perpetual Monastic Profession on July 11, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.











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