Pope Francis holds up these saints for imitation

From the Pope:

One of the ways Pope Francis encourages others to respond to the call to holiness is by highlighting various men and women who have already attained that crown in heaven and urge us on to the finish line. He mentions a total of 40 saints in Gaudete et Exsultate, pointing out holy examples that are particularly relevant for the 21st century.

Here is a brief list of 7 of these saints, along with what Pope Francis mentioned about their example of holiness.