Who's everybody's favorite saint?


#21

at this point St Augustine

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop is pretty good too


#22

St Francis Xavier is one of my favourites .

In my living room I have a copy of this painting of the death of St Francis Xavier . The original is in the Jesuit church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London, UK, painted by William Goldie .

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#23

Saint Benedict of Nursia

Saint Romuald of Ravenna

Saint Charles de Foucauld


#24

St. Francis of Assisi - yep, animal lover here. :blush:


#25

Saint Padre Pio, Saint Pope John Paul The Great, Saint Francis, Saint Bernadette Soubirous

And someday Venerable Fulton Sheen †


#26

Saint Joseph
Saint Jerome
Saint Augustine (his life story relates to me)
Saint Maximilian Kolbe


#27

St. Francis of Assisi, I want to live my life following him


#28

St. Francis of Assisi, St. Faustina.


#29

St. Ignatius of Loyola & St. Mary Magdalen


#30

Saint Thomas More - brilliant man and one who placed his faith first.
Saint Teresa of Avila - she was a rare combination of the mystic and practical. And she had a good sense of humor
St. John Paul II - I don’t think we’ll see his like again. So charismatic and so deeply faithful
Venerable Pierre Toussaint - born into slavery and became a philanthropist. He was so good that many of his hairdressing clients referred to him as ‘My Saint Pierre’


#31

Maksymilian Maria Kolbe. Ever since I first heard his story I’ve been astonished by his selfless generosity and his willingness to endure unimaginable suffering for the benefit of others. A lot of people have given their lives for others or have been forced to accept death for a principle, but there seems to be something fairly unique about actually volunteering to face a certain death in one of the most horrific ways possible to spare somebody else. He didn’t have to die (at least not when and how he did). He could have counted himself lucky not to be among those chosen for death by starvation, which, let’s face it, is what almost any other normal human being would have done. But no, he actually requested to suffer in this way. There’s also something deeply impressive about the way in which he calculated that if anybody had to be chosen that day, it was better that it should be a single man such as himself and not Franciszek Gajowniczek, who had a wife and children. Not a lot of us would calculate that our own life is of less utility than somebody else’s and on that basis give up our own life.


#32

Hugh O’Flaherty
Solanus Casey
Fr Jean-Joseph Lataste
Fulton Sheen
St. Luke

I do not have a favorite female saint.


#33

Saint John Neumann , Saint Padre Pio , Saint Faustina , Saint Francis of Assisi , Saint Gerard Majella , Saint Joesph , Saint Thomas Aquinas .


#34

St. Teresa of Avila and St. Gemma Galgani. They’ve helped me so much


#35

I have a regular devotion to Mary, but outside of her I really love St. John of the Cross. I strive to be able to bear and take joy suffering and humiliation as he did.

At the time of my conversion I was closest to St. Paul the Apostle, who is my Patron. I often prayed for his intercession to properly understand his writtings which I had been taught endorse Sola fide. He did a lot to help me I believe. St. Joseph is a great role model as well.

Finally I have about 40 pages left of Confessions, Augustine is quite swell too.


#36

Charles Stuart. He was martyred for maintaining the catholicity (small c) of the Church of England.


#37

St. Joan of Arc
St. Thomas the Apostle
Venerable Fulton Sheen
Blessed Stanley Rother


#38

St Gabriel Possenti- patron saint of Abruzzo as well as hand gunners (unofficially), the ideal saint for someone with a concealed carry permit and ancestors from that region of Italy.

St. Gabriel has one of the largest and most popular shrines in all of Italy.


#39

As a lawyer and a third-order Franciscan, got to be St Thomas More and St Francis of Assisi for me.

Also have a special fondness for St Joseph of Cupertino who, despite not being scholastically gifted, passed the demanding exams required to become a priest and so is the patron saint of students undergoing exams I often feel like my whole life, personal and professional, is an endless series of tests, so it seems apt.


#40

St Michael the Archangel, St Rita, St John Vianney, Don Bosco.


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