Mines the Virgin Mary because she never gave up on Me! i’ve prayed to her a lot & i’m doing it as i type if it wasnt for praying to mary i wouldn’t ever broke my porn addiction & masturbation addiction & other sinful ways Thank you mary you never gave up on me! i still do urges put i pray to mary & god & tell myself its bad to look at pornography
To pick an actual single favorite is far too difficult, because all of them have offered so much and in so many ways to people, I can only say those who I have found most helpful in my life;
Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Bl John Duns Scotus – All equally, for their scholarly pursuits, and in their delightful revelation of the faith to me, it has been very helpful in trying to provoke some form of understanding.
@ I need helpp: I would have to agree that it is hard to have a “favorite” saint, however when I converted, one particular saint played an instrumental role in my spiritual growth and consecration to the Blessed Mother. St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe is my Patron Saint and continues to be a model of sacrifice and devotion for me to this day. I too suffered greatly from the same temptations as you, and the Blessed Mother has brought me through a lot. I thank God for leading me to the group started by St. Maximilian: The Militia Immaculata, which promotes total consecration to Our Lady. Since your favorite saint is the Blessed Mother you may find it beneficial to look into it. The website is www.consecration.com. God bless!
This is a hard one. I have connections to many saints, and I’m trying to develop devotions and relationships with a few in particular. As my problems and issues change, the saints that take care of me change as well.
The biggest one I guess would be St. Padre Pio. I asked him in prayer to be his spiritual son, when I found out this was possible, because he is such an inspiration and has never failed to aid me. Along with him, most of my favorites are Franciscans (St. Francis of Assissi, St. Anthony, St. Maximillian Kolbe, etc.)
Also, St. Lucia (Lucy), and her such extreme devotion to her vocation is amazing to me. She is also the patron of Eye Problems, so I pray to her for my mom who has an degenerative eye disorder.
St. Maria Goretti is an awesome one for the struggle with purity, as she gave her life to defend her own virginity.
Our Lady is also a faily obvious one. I prefer Our Lady of Guadalupe, especially for pro-life prayers.
This is hard, we have such a large and amazing spiritual family.
St. Ignatius of Loyola!!
I just completed the 19th Annotation of the Sprirtual Exercises, and it was the most life-altering, life-giving thing I have ever done!!
What a great gift the “Exercises” are.
And just think, where the Church would be without the Jesuits?!
Peace to all!
Agreed! Its a tough decision, but after Mary, I think possibly St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Dominic, Pope St. Pius X, Pope St. Gregory, Pope St. Pius V. Its a never ending list.
To have a favorite saint would be like having a favorite child. I couldn’t make that call.
However, as I am getting older and find myself praying to St. Anthony more and more for helping me find, not only my lost items, but my lost mind, I must say, I do appreciate him a great deal.
Mine is Saint Thomas the apostle. I have a St Thomas icon tattoo’d to my inner left bicep. My name is Thomas and I’m quite pessimistic. So, I can really relate to the whole doubting Thomas thing. I like it there so that I can look down at it for inspiration when I’m feeling negative. He doubted Jesus and yet he stuck by his side. It really shows just how forgiven and loving God really is…he even loves those who question their faith and his existence.
Mine would be St. Catherine of Sienna…a mystic and doctrate of the Church…reading her letters is spritually uplifting…
St. Faustina for Divine Mercy. St. Padre Pio for the discipline of virtue quest.
St. Philomena. I wear her cord
My patron’s Saint Nicholas. I love Christmas.
St. Joseph Moscati, obviously. He’s my patron. I’m also attached to St. Gianna Molla and Sts. Cosmas and Damian. I also dearly love St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Avila.
I cannot limit myself to just one:
St. Michael the archangel
St. Joan of Arc
St. Peter the Apostle
As for post-Biblical saints, I really like Saints Francesco d’Assisi and Te’r`ese de Lisieux.
St. Michael The Archangel–first to defend God and Heaven
St. Peter–reminds me of my own frailty
St. Paul–the most eloquent writer I have ever read
St. Therese of Lisieux–the most beautiful and touching story of any soul I have ever read
St. Jude–because the hopeless can have hope when they pray hor his intercession
St. Gianna Beretta Molla is an Italian doctor, wife and mother who willingly died as a result of childbirth. Her hands are swift and powerful in helping with things great and small. I highly commend this modern saint who, as a frustrated missionary here on Earth, has been unleashed to aid all souls while in Heaven. May St. Gianna aid us mightily and bring us to Christ’s peace and abundant life, confirmed in “life and blessing” and ever forgiving to attain Heaven. AMEN
Mine is Saint Veronica, the one who wiped Jesus’ face during his carrying of the cross. This is my Confirmation name.
St. Anne–Grandmother of Jesus
Venerable Pope John II
O Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the church with Pope John Paul II and for allowing the tenderness of your fatherly care, the glory of the cross of Christ, and the splendor of the Holy Spirit, to shine through him. Trusting fully in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, he has given us a living image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life and is the way of achieving eternal communion with you. Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore, hoping that he will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.
- official prayer to ask favors through the intercession Pope John Paul II