Radical Saints

Radical Saints

21 Women for the 21st Century

Melanie Rigney


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“The path to sainthood is varied for every individual, but a few common virtues and traits are shared by every saint: holiness, strength, and courage. Join Melanie Rigney for a new perspective on the lives of many well-known saints and an introduction to new spiritual giants to accompany you on your own journey of radical love and faith.” —Lisa M. Hendey, author, I'm a Saint in the Making
Radical Saints: 21 Women for the 21st Century features twenty-one saints who walked the earth in the twentieth century and were canonized in the twenty-first. Each chapter tells the story of one woman’s radical gift and the world in which she lived. You’ll also find stories of everyday women who are living these gifts in ways large and small today. 
“Is there anything more radical than loving God with your entire being and loving your neighbor as yourself?” Rigney writes. “How about loving those who look different from us or who have betrayed us, injured us, or persecuted us simply because we’re told God loves them every bit as much as he loves us. Now that’s radical.”

Some of the women featured include Jacinta Marto, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Teresa of Calcutta, , Marianne Cope, Mary Mackillop, Gianna Beretta Molla, Katharine Drexel, Josephine Bakhita, and Maria Faustina Kowalska. 



Melanie Rigney:
Melanie Rigney Melanie Rigney is the author of several books, including Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration. She also writes for Catholic DigestLiving FaithCatholicMom.com, Women in the New Evangelization, and other sites and publications. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.