Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away

Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away

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by Lino Rulli
     
 

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If you've been waiting for a saint that cries like a schoolgirl, was once an aspiring rapper, is a really good kisser, and rode an elephant in the circus...then your prayers have been answered!
Lino Rulli is hilarious, brutally honest, and ready for his canonization. Saint picks up where Sinner left off. Lino's stories of triumph and failure suggest that you might

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If you've been waiting for a saint that cries like a schoolgirl, was once an aspiring rapper, is a really good kisser, and rode an elephant in the circus...then your prayers have been answered!
Lino Rulli is hilarious, brutally honest, and ready for his canonization. Saint picks up where Sinner left off. Lino's stories of triumph and failure suggest that you might not be as big a sinner as you think. And that, with God's grace, you might just become a saint.

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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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ISBN-13:
9781616366698
Publisher:
Franciscan Media
Publication date:
09/03/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
577,515
File size:
7 MB

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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

Meet the Author


Lino Rulli is a three-time Emmy winner and host of The Catholic Guy on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He is also personal media advisor to Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In his free time, he enjoys staring at a blank white wall with a glass of boxed red wine in one hand and a turkey leg in the other. He lives a rich, full life.

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Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CarolBlank More than 1 year ago
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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