Saintly Sinners


The most interesting Saints cover the broad spectrum. They go from the generally bad to sainthood.

Rome subcontracted out tax collection and these people were generally hated by all. But of course Saint Matthew was able to move out of all that into Sainthood. I think it is telling that ever since tax collection in the US started, no one working there has been raised to sainthood.

Alexandria in the fourth century was home to a ‘seductress’. St Mary of Egypt never charged for her services. She seemlingly liked the challenge. Fortunately, she joined a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Unfortunately, she seduced everyone along the way. But when she got there she repented.

This means there is hope for all of us.


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