Qualities of a Saint
What I realize now when I read about the lives of the saints there were certain characteristics they all shared. Interestingly, most of them too read about the lives of the saints before them. Scripture is full of references pointing to the fact that we are to emulate human models of holiness.
St. Paul's letters to Timothy are a great example of this.
Here's my quick list of characteristics of Saints. Would that I had some of these qualities.
1) Passion for Jesus in the Eucharist
2) Embracing physical/mental suffering (many saints had chronic medical illnesses)
3) Unfailing support and love of the Church and Peter's successors.
4) Faith that transcends the 'dark night of the soul.'
5) Heroic virtue
6) Untiring love and service for the poor and the sick
7) Detachment to the things of the world and willingness to embrace martyrdom
8) Lack of broadband access!