Who is your favorite Saint?

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If you had to choose one (not counting the Virgin Mary) which is your favorite Saint?

-- Anonymous, July 06, 1998


response to who is your favorite saint?

Oh boy, Paul - a great question, but there are so MANY I like. I like St. Francis of Assisi and Clare because they are just so beautiful, St. Dymphna because like me, she repelled the advances sexual advances of her father, St Jude because of his quiet service to Jesus, St. Anthony who always helps me find things, St. John Vianny because my son sings his name so cutely, and for his humility, St. Terese of Lieuseix because she was just so damned unswerving and certain of herself, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha because she suffered the rejection of her own family and never looked back and always, I admire Teresa of Avila for her sheer brilliance, audacity and humor...I think I mostly like St. Bernadette Soubirous though, for her simplicity, her humility and her enormous bravery. Perhaps it is easy to be brave when you have the palpable love and assurances she had from Our Lady, but even so, she was still human, and she must have endured much hardship having to go over the visions she recieved over and over and over for the church elders and the government officials - not to mention the difficulties encountered from her "sisters" in the religious life. I admire her quite a lot....so...it's between Teresa of Avila, that great doctor, and Bernadette, the simple shepardess....it's a nice choice either way! :-)

-- Anonymous, July 06, 1998

I agree with Dana. In addition, I'd add St. Maxamilian Kolbe to the list.

-- Anonymous, July 07, 1998


-- Anonymous, July 08, 1998

While Good St Francis and St. Clare are dear to my heart my number one saint is St. Phillip Neri. He was an amazing man, he wished to go to the far missions like his friend St. Francis Xavier but he chose to stay home and work with the people who needed him there. thus he became known as the Apostle of Rome. He took care of the sick and worked with young men on preaching. He had a wild sense of humor and used it to draw people to the Church. A warm sensitive caring person, my kind of saintly hero! Then....when I chose to join the Church....it just happened to be the parish of St. Philip Neri here in Portland. The Holy Spirit and St. Phillip drew me in! He's my guy!

-- Anonymous, July 09, 1998

I'd have to say Saint Cecilia after whom my mother was named. And being an avid pianist, how can I ignore the patron saint of music!

-- Anonymous, July 09, 1998

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