I love all these cute little prayers!
I have a cool St. Catherine story.
About 8-9 months ago, I joined a group that does role playing (along with fighting with swords made from foam, but thats another story). Our theme is The Knights Templar. When I was coming up with a character for myself, I turned to saint's from that era for help with my name (I was playing a nun by the way*)
Well, I came across St. Catherine of Alexandria. I loved her bravery and dedication, which seemed fitting for a Knight, and when I learned she was one of the saints who spoke to Joan of Arc, i just had to pick her name, so I became Sr. Catherine.
Now, all this time, I'm single (and fresh out of an all girls high school) so I was quite interested in finding a boyfriend, and praying for God to send a good man my way (didn't know about the tradition of praying to St. Catherine for this, ironically).
A few months into this, my Templar friends and I go to this big event, and it's the first time I get to meet all the members of our group. One of the guys and I pretty much instantly hit it off. We've been dating for 5 months now.
Now, when we met, we were both going by our character names, I as Sr. Catherine, and he as... ALEXANDER!
I didn't realize this until I was telling my boyfriend about this thread 10 minutes ago. So I'm thinking St. Catherine may have had a hand in this :) and I am quite glad if she did
for anyone worried about any disrespect or scandal concerned with playing a nun (we actually have a "priest" as well) I can assure there is none. We have strict rules about behavior (especially having to do with making a mockery of Christianity), and if anyone breaks them they are kicked out of the group. My boyfriend and I know that when we are in character, there is *no PDA or we will be "stoned" to death for the heretical adulterers we are.