I have really enjoyed learning about the Saints. I hope to become a Christian this year and if it is part of God’s plan become Confirmed in His church. After lots of reading I feel St. Gabriel is right for me. I’m curious to know who other folks chose. God Bless you.
St. Mary Magdalen
Dismas, the good thief, patron saint of penitent sinners and criminals!
I’ve read about all of them in my studies. Can’t go wrong!
St. Francis Xavier
Sort of funny story: During confirmation, we had our confirmation saint printed on our name badge so that the priest would know how to address us. For everyone else who had a confirmation saint, he was very quick. For me, he stared at the name for like 3 - 5 seconds before finally saying it. I never did ask him why he paused for so long, but my sponsor and I suspected he might have gone to mention St. Francis of Assisi and had to stop himself before saying the more popular saint’s name.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
I was also considering St. Francis de Sales. (A lot of Francis(es) and even more Johns!)
as well as St. Valentine and St. Mercurius. It was hard a difficult decision, but I am more than satisfied now. God is gracious.
Saint Padre Pio
I considered him because I converted from Presbyterianism.
Oh, I didn’t know about that! I considered him because of my struggles and interest with information media. I believe he is the Doctor of Authors and the Press.
I chose George, because he slew a dragon.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
Interesting, like an actual Dragon? I have yet to read up on him.
St. Genesius, the actor martyr. Because I was a big theatre nerd at the time.
I also chose St. Mary Magdalen
It’s a legend that comes from the Middle Ages. St. George was really a Roman soldier who was martyred for the Faith in the year 303. As a 14 year old (and now more than twice that age) I was intrigued by the legend. Now I hold it to be an image of how my patron helps me slay spiritual dragons.
Yeah, I know that he’s associated with writing. Given my background, though, he’s more notable to me for his struggles with predestination and helping bring many Calvinists back to the Church.
St Clare of Assisi