One of the characteristics of saints is their ability to focus. They have this all-important ability to be able to zero in on what is important and to keep their eyes upon the goal.
The Shepherd with Focus
St. Paschal Baylón (1540 - 1592) demonstrates this internal focus. At first glance, that might not seem to be the case. He seems like a simple man who went from being a shepherd to becoming a doorkeeper as a lay Franciscan brother. However, throughout his life, he demonstrated that he wanted his soul to be oriented toward God and to not get thrown off track by outside distractions.
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A Final Example of His Focus
Image: St. Paschal Baylón
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