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Saint Everywhere

 

Traveling with—and learning from—the women saints

While visiting Siena, Italy, Mary Lea Carroll grew fascinated with the remarkable story of St. Catherine of Siena and made a resolution: Whenever she was lucky enough to travel, if a shrine dedicated to a female saint was nearby, she’d visit it and learn about her. What started as a hobby grew into a journey she never expected, one rich with challenges and cappuccinos, doubts and inspiration, glasses of wine with strangers and moments of transcendence. Over eight quests, Carroll takes readers along with her as she seeks to learn something from a few great women of history, while looking for ways to be a better citizen of the world.

 
 

“Faith is a journey, and as Mary Lea Carroll shows in her delightful, insightful book, that journey can be both external and internal all at once.”

— Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts and author of Pray for Me

Scenes from Mary Lea’s journeys in search of the women saints

 
Virgin of Guadalupe

Virgin of Guadalupe

A very special writing spot at Esalen

A very special writing spot at Esalen

A kind barista at the airport in Rome

A kind barista at the airport in Rome

Mary Lea and a friend

Mary Lea and a friend

Sylvia’s Tattoo

Sylvia’s Tattoo

 
 
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