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Old Apr 29, '12, 1:38 pm
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Howdy CAFers, it's been too long. But I'm back! Anyhoo, I've been thinking a lot about saints, and was wondering who all you like. So list your top 10 and why:

1. Blessed Mother (she's our mama!)
2. Michael the Archangel (tough guy)
3. Catherine of Alexandria (smart, pretty, and courageous girl; I have a lot of respect for martyrs)
4. Joseph (Takes care of Our Lord and Lady)
5. John the Baptist (my confirmation saint and a martyr; not afraid to run his mouth for the Truth)
6. Anthony of Padua (shows me all the stupid places I leave stuff)
7. Josemaria Escriva (shows us we can all become saints as laypeople)
8. Thomas Aquinas/ Joseph of Cupertino (help me study)
9. Ignatius of Loyola (founded the Jesuits, has suffered scruples like me)
10. John Paul II (brilliant)
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Old Apr 29, '12, 2:32 pm
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I found it hard to narrow it down to just 10, but here goes...

1) The Blessed Virgin Mary (she's often helped me out, and there's that whole thing about her being the Mother of the Church also)

2) St. Dymphna (my birthday saint who helps keep me sane, or at least saner)

3) St. Francis of Assisi (what a great spirituality)

4) St. Michael the Archangel (as a kid I loved drawing pictures of him giving the devil a "whuppin'")

5) St. Joseph of Cupertino (I found out about him through the movie The Reluctant Saint and he helped me in the past as a student when I took exams)

6) St. Thérèse of Lisieux (I found "Story of a Soul" to be very inspiring)

7) Pope Blessed John Paul II (I became a Catholic during his reign, and I think his books are great)

8) St. Augustine (theological giant, and I love his quotes such as, "Late have I loved Thee, O beauty ever ancient")

9) St. Joan of Arc (she rocks!)

10) Servant of God, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (I have listened to many of his talks and read a number of his books, and he has done a lot to help me learn and better appreciate my Catholic Faith)
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Old Apr 29, '12, 3:38 pm
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I'm a new Catholic so I don't know very many Saints yet, but of the ones I do know:

1. The Blessed Virgin Mary
2. St. Michael the Archangel (he kicked the devil's butt!)
3. St. George the Dragonslayer (my patron!)
4. St. Therese the Little Flower (because of her fervent faith)
5. St. Thomas More (because he gave up temporal power and his life for the Faith)
6. St. Martin of Tours (I need to learn to be charitable like him)
7. St. Faustina (I love the Divine Mercy Chaplet)
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Old Apr 29, '12, 4:42 pm
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  1. Blessed Virgin Mary
  2. St. Joseph
  3. St. Michael
  4. St. John the Baptist
  5. St. George
  6. St. Padre Pio
  7. St. Therese of Liseux
  8. St. Faustina
  9. St. Anthony of Padua
  10. St. Martin de Porres
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Old Apr 29, '12, 4:53 pm
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1. Blessed Virgin Mary
2. St. Joseph
3. St. Therese of Liseux
4. St. Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
5. St. Bernadette
6. St. Padre Pio
7. St. Margaret Mary
8. St. Faustina
9. St. Francis of Assisi
10.St. Martin de Porres

It's hard to select only 10!
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Old Apr 29, '12, 5:31 pm
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1. The Bless Virgin Mary
2. Saint Jude (patron of desperate causes; I usually ask him to talk to Jesus for me before giving up on anything)
3. Saint Anne (because she is our Lord's grandma)
4. Saint Agnes (she is my patron saint and my confirmation name)
5. Saint Anthony (patron for lost items!)
6. Saint Francis (the prayer for peace always lifts my spirit)
7. Archangel Raphael (I like all of the angels!)
8. Saint Dominic Savio (he was a student of Saint John Bosco)
9. Saint Maria Goretti (she is one of the youngest saints. I think she was only twelve)
10. Saint Dymphna (read so much about her in grade school)
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Old Apr 29, '12, 5:33 pm
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Default Re: Your Top 10 favorite saints

I too am a new Catholic and am not able to think of ten at this moment.

1. Blessed Mother (Need I say more?)
2. Francis of Assisi (The commitment he had for living his life in the way of Christ's. Something we all should strive for)
3. Paul the Apostle (I love the conversion of Paul, it's my favorite one... Other than my own )
4. Thomas More (My favorite Martyr. Stayed faithful to Christ and his Church even when it would've been incredibly easy to swear fealty to his King, thus saving his own life)
5. Pope Pius X (Pastoral Pope with a no nonsense outlook on the concept of "modernity" within the Church)
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1. St. Anthony
2. St. Raphael
3. St. Pio
4. St. Rita Cascia
5. St. Camillus de Lellis
6. St. Thais
7. St. Mary Magdalen
9. St. Leo the Great
10. St. Longinus

Wow..that was easy! And there are so many more I ask for help and guidance from time to time who deserved mention. But I could only choose ten!
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Old Apr 30, '12, 6:45 pm
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1. St. Anthony
2. St. Raphael
3. St. Pio
4. St. Rita Cascia
5. St. Camillus de Lellis
6. St. Thais
7. St. Mary Magdalen
9. St. Leo the Great
10. St. Longinus

Wow..that was easy! And there are so many more I ask for help and guidance from time to time who deserved mention. But I could only choose ten!
Was St. Longinus big and tall? Never heard of him.
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Was St Longinus big and tall? Ha ha, I seriously doubt he was tall, but he was a soldier, so I would imagine he was no wimp! He was the soldier who wielded the spear that pierced Jesus' side. When blood and water gushed forth, St Longinus said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
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Let's see:

St Priscilla(she and her husband Aquila were converted by their former coreligionist and fellow tent maker Saul of Tarsus, better known as St Paul) such is my devotion to her that every day(several times a day) I kiss her portrait's heart( it's as if she is saying to me "come to me Terry, I wish to gather you closer not just to my own heart but that of our mutual Maker God- my offer is completely sincere!"

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (a Redemptorist priest whose canonization now seems imminent as a second miracel has been attributed to his intercession)

Blessed Mother Marianne of Molokai(whose canonization is due this year). Her emotional and spiritual sensitivity was such that whenever she was required to reprimand her nuns, her eyes would fill with tears.

The Blessed Martyrs of Nowogrodek (a group of Polish nuns who doing WWII sacrificed their lives-shades of Maximilian Kolbe- to save the priests and people of their village).

Ven Pierre Toussaint, a Haitian freedman who lived in 19th century New York and was renonwned for his piety and charity

Venerable Matt Talbot, (1856-1925) an Irish labourer who kicked the bottle and became a layman of outstanding piety through a life of extreme penitence

Venerable Margaret Sinclair (1900-1925) a Scottish Poor Clare nun.

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Default Re: Your Top 10 favorite saints

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My 11 (sorry, couldn't do 10) Favorite Saints (besides the Blessed Mother), in no particular order:

1. Francis of Assisi
2. Bernadette of Lourdes
3. Jude the Apostle (my confirmation namesake)
4. Therese of Lisieux
5. Mary Magdalene
6. Teresa of Avila (Her life bleeds with sanctity)
7. Joan of Arc
8. Veronica (I love the idea of how she was incapable of doing much to help Christ, but what she could do, she did, and with great love)
9. Margaret of Cortona (a great repentant)
10. Thomas the Apostle (because he suffered from doubts, and so have I at certain points in my life)
11. Gerard Majella (my mother prayed for his intercession when she was pregnant with me, and so I am named after him).

Shout out to Julian of Norwich and Thomas a Kempis; they have never been officially canonized but their literary works are spiritual classics for the ages.
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