8 Popular saints when they were young students


Academia wasn’t easy for all these holy men and women.

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School is a hot topic for lots of parents at the moment. With the uncertainty of what this upcoming academic year will bring, lots of kids may forego their regular education and rely on homeschooling and online teaching to get them through their lessons.

While some children may adapt quite easily to their new educational environment — whether at home or at school — others may return to studying more begrudgingly. Whatever the situation, don’t panic. Give your child a little saintly encouragement by showing them some of these beloved holy men and women when they were school age. While some were brilliant scholars, others had no education at all, yet they all went on to achieve a spiritual greatness beyond measure.



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