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7 Books that changed the lives of well-known saints

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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 08/02/21

Many saints spent lots of time on spiritual reading, and these books were some of their favorites!

All people are called to be saints, and the Church lifts up the examples of the saints to show us how. The saints show that there are so many different paths to heaven. 

We know that we should be like the saints. We can try to imitate their habits of prayer, their love for the Sacraments, and their efforts to live virtuously. We can also be like them in the very books they read!

Many, many saints read spiritual books that helped them grow in holiness. In fact, some saints even converted to Catholicism after a chance encounter with a holy book! 

Here are 7 books that changed the lives of well-known saints. We can read them too, and hopefully grow in holiness as they did.

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