In Brazil, ‘Surfer Angel’ Is Considered for Sainthood

February 24, 2015 3:20 AM

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In Brazil, ‘Surfer Angel’ Is Considered for Sainthood

RIO DE JANEIRO—Praying for waves? Have faith: the Catholic Church is considering a surfer for sainthood.

The would-be patron saint of good vibes is Guido Schäffer, a Brazilian priest-in-training who was 34 and about to be ordained when he drowned while surfing near here in 2009.

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