An Adventure in Faith

“Saints are not people who plan and organize their particular style of life and perfection and follow it strictly on their own strength. Saints are people who love and trust God to the point that they let Him guide them and lead them where He wants.” Adam Exner was not alluding to himself when he made this statement but to Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer at the latter’s canonization. Nonetheless, the comment could refer to him inasmuch as his life adventure, so implausible in purely sociological terms, demands a more supernatural explanation.

Adam Joseph…

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