Christus Vivit 49: Young Saints

In paragraphs 51 through 62, Pope Francis offers the witness of twelve young saints. Before we get to their stories, we have two paragraphs to navigate. One tomorrow, and this one today:

49. The heart of the Church is also full of young saints who devoted their lives to Christ, many of them even to dying a martyr’s death. They were precious reflections of the young Christ; their radiant witness encourages us and awakens us from our lethargy.

You can check Christus Vivit on this link at the Vatican site to see whom he chose as his examples. Or take a guess in the comment section below. The synod’s final document offered this note of hopeful encouragement:

The Synod pointed out that “many young saints have allowed the features of youth to shine forth in all their beauty, and in their day they have been real prophets of change. Their example shows what the young are capable of, when they open themselves up to encounter Christ”.[FD 65]

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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