What is sanctity?

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Nowadays, enlightened men and women do not yearn for ‘sanctity’, they seek to be mature and fair, in the fulfilment of duties they perceive as their responsibility, not by delegation of today’s morals and legislation, but as an assignment of their own conscience, which often, as we know, can contradict what the law or customs, of a time and place, dictate as right.

Saint Francis of Assis, for example, took off his clothes in public, in the “shocking” circumstance of rejecting his biological father, during a lawsuit filed by the latter, who accused him of stealing his material possessions.

Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar by the Spiritual Friends.
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