Catholics are devoted to saints because they are our heroes in faith. They serve as role models to help us live better lives as Christians. We do not worship them, but we do pray for their intercession on our behalf. As we draw closer to the annual celebration of our nation’s independence, I’d like to highlight five American saints who serve as inspiration to practice heroic virtue.
Peggy Bowes is a former Air Force pilot and the author of The Rosary Workout and Tending the Temple. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton»