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The road to sainthood: who’s on it and how did they get there?

Stained Glass Window of Saint Martial
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The Monastery of St. Valerie of Chambon sur Voueize, located in the town of Chambon-sur-Voueize, around the center of France.

This hour, we learn about the path to sainthood, and how that has changed over time. Plus, a look at the local example of Father Michael McGivney.


  • Teresa Berger: Professor of Liturgical Studies and Catholic Theology at Yale Divinity School
  • Father James Sullivan: Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury
  • Rachel McCleary: Lecturer in the Economics Department at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who studies the political economy of religion
  • Joseph Laycock: Professor of Religious Studies at Texas State University and the author of The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism, among other books

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Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, and Sara Gasparotto contributed to this show.

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