God gave these holy religious a special gift to discern the true intentions of the people who came to them.
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Frequently this gift was granted within the context of the confessional, where the priest would identify the root cause of an action, or reveal sins that were omitted by the penitent.
In all cases, the saint used this gift for the spiritual benefit of the other person, bringing to light something that was hidden, healing the person’s soul in the process.
Here are five such saints who possessed this gift and used it when it necessary.
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