Glad to see this thread as I've suddenly found out that I need to have a Christian name. I'm in RCIA. We were told to choose a saint we feel close to. I've always felt close to St. Michael. However, last night I was told it had to be a female saint as I was female.
The only other two saints I was even thinking about were St. Luke because I'm a writer and student of iconography and St. Francis because of my closeness to dogs. All men.
The only female saint I've found connected to st. Michael is St. Joan and for whatever reason I'm not feeling drawn to her or inspired.
I'm also having a hard time determining the spiritual path of St.Michael, or rather how it is displayed by those inspired by him. Some saints it seems easier to tell.
So now I don't know what to do. One of the main reasons I've pushed forward on my journey to Catholicism is due to the election of Pope Benedict. But even his saint, Benedict, is a man.
I don't have a lot of time to sort this out. If anyone knows of any female saints associated with St. Michael please let me know.
I know of St. Clare with Francis but, again, I'm not feeling that affinity.