World’s greatest dads: Saintly men who have raised saints
Aleteia – 06/19/2021
Did you know a pope saint is dad to another pope saint?
The love of a good father can be an icon of the love of God the Father, speaking to his children the truth that they are loved beyond imagining. This kind of love makes it so much easier to receive the love of God and to give him our hearts, making saints of the children of men who love like this. Like St. Louis Martin (the father of St. Thérèse of Lisieux), many saintly men have raised saints; this Father’s Day, let’s ask the intercession of these men who succeeded in the most important measure of fatherhood: leading their children to heaven.