A great number of female saints known to Catholics today belonged to religious orders and lived centuries ago. However, an amount of lesser-known women of more recent times have also achieved ideal holiness as lay Christians who made an impact on the world. They serve as role models for women today who struggle with the problems of everyday life in modern and secular settings.
In ‘Saintly Women of Modern Times’, popular author Joan Carroll Cruz presents portraits of seventy-five Catholic women from the past century whose remarkable holiness set them on the path to sainthood. Their circumstances varied widely: Some were poor farm girls, rag-pickers, or factory workers. Others grew up in luxury. Still others were middle-class stay-at-home housewives and mothers.
They were musicians and poets, professors and political activists, doctors and nurses, teachers and social workers. Some were naturally pious, while others struggled more visibly to live a holy life. But all of them lived and died for the love of God and others.
Women and men as well, will find motivation, comfort, and companionship in this intriguing book.