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A Saint of Our OwnHow the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American$
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Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469649474

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649474.001.0001

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✦ Epilogue ✦

✦ Epilogue ✦

The Next American Saints

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(p.239) ✦ Epilogue ✦
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A Saint of Our Own
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Kathleen Sprows Cummings

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649474.003.0008

The epilogue introduces a sampling of the dozens of prospective U.S. saints, including those who have official causes open such as Fulton Sheen and Augustus Tolton as well as those who are regarded more informally as saints such as Mychal Judge and Dorothy Stang. It argues that while these holy figures continue to reveal a great deal about the priorities and perspectives of U.S. Catholics, the contemporary saint-seeking landscape indicates that U.S. Catholics’ goal of finding a single, unifying saint receded with each step taken toward attaining it. The diversity of the U.S. Catholic experience could never be represented by one holy hero.

Keywords:   Mychal Judge, Augustus Tolton, Dorothy Stang, diversity

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