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In Six Words, How Do You Define a Saint?

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So, today, we’ve have two more saints–John Paul II and John XXIII. As with all appointments, the Catholic Church follows a process of choosing saints, including that the individual performed one miracle. (You can read more about the process, called canonization, here.)

Because you are regularly called a saint (“You must be a saint to…”), I thought it would be great to hear how you define a saint. And, because I’m hooked on six-word stories, let’s do it in six words.

So, your definition of a saint could be:

–Performs the miracle of Holding-the-Tongue. (Remember, hyphens are your wild card to make several words into one word.)

–Demands help from health care system.

Please share your six-word definitions of a saint in our comments, section below. I look forward to reading your definitions!

About Denise Brown

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.

6 comments

  1. Avatar of Kathy

    Anyone nurturing a relationship with God.

  2. someone too humble to be proud

  3. one who lovingly cares for others

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    “A miraculous being applying grace of good!”

  5. Avatar of Bob

    The one I have heard that I resonate to I believe came from Mother Theresa of Calcutta. “Saints are not extraordinary people, they do simple things extraordinarily”.

  6. Avatar of Bob

    Whoops more than six words…..

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