Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away

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Lino’s first book, Sinner, was full of stories—honest, humorous, bold, poignant—illustrating why he deserved that title. This new book takes another approach, another angle: why Lino is on his way to sainthood. Often hilarious, but always with a point, Saint focuses on God’s grace in Lino’s life and shows how even a sinner like him can look forward to being a saint. As Lino himself puts it: “Instead of stories of small triumphs and many failures, this is a book to encourage you in your own triumphs. To ...

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Overview

Lino’s first book, Sinner, was full of stories—honest, humorous, bold, poignant—illustrating why he deserved that title. This new book takes another approach, another angle: why Lino is on his way to sainthood. Often hilarious, but always with a point, Saint focuses on God’s grace in Lino’s life and shows how even a sinner like him can look forward to being a saint. As Lino himself puts it: “Instead of stories of small triumphs and many failures, this is a book to encourage you in your own triumphs. To realize you might not be as big a sinner as you think. And that with God's help, you might just become a saint.” Picking up where Sinner left off, Saint points the way to our end goal—holiness and sainthood—and does so in a way that entertains as well as inspires.

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 “You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint all.”
— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

 “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!”
—St. Teresa of Avila

 “Become a saint, and do so quickly.”
— Pope John Paul II

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616366681
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 419,776
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lino Rulli, with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in theology, has a style and personality unique in the world of religious media. He hosts The Catholic Guy, a three-hour show heard daily on SiriusXM Radio. He has lived in Italy, the Bahamas, and Minnesota, and currently lives in New York City. His first book was Sinner: The Catholic Guy’s Funny, Feeble Attempt to Be a Faithful Catholic.

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  • Posted September 7, 2013

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    Serious humor Did you ever spend a day with someone who came bac

    Serious humor
    Did you ever spend a day with someone who came back with three or four really funny “bits” based on his observation of things you barely noticed? Lino Rulli is that guy. Like Cosby, he’s a master storyteller; like Seinfeld, he sees everything as “material.” Before you object to my comparing Rulli to these comedic greats, remember that “Saint” suggests he merits canonization—sort of. Rulli, host of “The Catholic Guy” on SeriusXM Radio, is really saying that canonized saints often have led lives of such great holiness that the rest of us can become discouraged.

    In elementary school he discovered he could get a laugh, and that was one road to popularity for an insecure kid with few other obvious gifts. Unless you count his family—a wacky, but much loved bunch—and his friends—where does one find these characters? Again, it’s his eye for the amusing and his ability to craft great stories and one-liners. That’s the humorist part. In addition, Rulli is a cradle Catholic with a master’s degree in theology who is fully dedicated to discovering and accepting the call God issues to us all—sanctity.

    In his chapter on the corporal works of mercy, Lino is at his best in balancing the serious and the funny. He presents the works in checklist form, each with an account of his own performance. While pointing out that he seldom sees anyone naked and doubts that there’s much opportunity to “give drink to the thirsty” in our culture, he also tells a wonderful story about feeding the hungry. It took place during Lent when he was honoring the season by giving at least $10 a day to folks he met on the street who seemed needy. Rulli had $20, needed dinner, but wanted to donate to a man begging for spare change. He explained the situation, asking the man if he had $10 “change.” Lino ended up taking the guy along to a deli and buying him $10 worth of food. In addition to “feeding the hungry,” Rulli also takes credit for his stint in prison ministry, but disavows burying the dead as illegal.

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