Who is your favourite Saint?

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Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Troy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:52 am

I'm just wondering do any of you have a favourite Saint whose story inspires you too keep on living for Christ no matter the fear of persecution. I always felt the Sainthood to be a great source of role models for Christians to turn towards. St .Lucy and St. Edmund Campion are two of my favourite. How about you?
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Cloves » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Mmm. I like the Saints who died for Christ and those who were persecuted and held on to their faith. In the future, I will also be strong when I'm
persecuted because I know God will be there with me.

and Saul/Paul for spreading the gospel. <3
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby ClaecElric4God » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:35 pm

Ditto with Cloves. Paul was absolutely awesome in every way.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby rocklobster » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:29 am

Therese of Lisieux and the Virgin Mary.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Xeno » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:25 am

Given my general heritage, I've always had a liking for Saint Patrick (or Pádraig as they call him back in the old country with the native tongue).
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Nate » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Catherine of Alexandria of course, the patron saint of nurses and librarians.

Awwwww yeah.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Peanut » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:57 pm

Its a tie between Johnny Ghat or St. Vitus.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Kaori » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:10 pm

St. Vitus

People don't know he exists. Their company is never missed.

I don't have a favorite, really (or a patron Saint), just a list of Saints I'm mildly interested in.

St. Xavier: "Very often he had no time to sleep or even to say his breviary but, as we know from his letters, he was filled always with joy" (CACINA).

St. Nicholas of Japan: Missionary to Japan--and not just for a short time, but he made it his life work.

St. Athanasius the Great: Champion of orthodox Christology.

St. Nicholas of Myra ("Santa Claus"): a real fourth century bishop who helped the poor, was kind to children, and slapped Arius in the face.

St. Herman of Alaska: Missionary who brought Orthodoxy to the Aleut people of Alaska. From what I've heard, he seems to have been a thoroughly kind, humble, grandfatherly person.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Jingo Jaden » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:59 am

Saint Paul comes very high on my list. Held himself to a higher standard than he set.

More recently Maximilian Kolbe, the initiative, courage and sheer grace of the man is inspirational.

I will leave my list short for the time being.
Of two evils, choose neither - Charles Spurgeon.

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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Jonathan » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:55 pm

Two Saints I like so far are Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Francis Xavier.
"And Jesus said unto him, 'Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God."-Mark 10:18

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"Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I."-John 14:28
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby invaderv93 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:23 pm

Big fan of Joan of Arc myself. I know it's a little cliche but she's awesome.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby Mr. SmartyPants » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:27 am

Francis of Assisi, really. He's quite the mystic.
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Re: Who is your favourite Saint?

Postby SierraLea » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:41 pm

I have two.
St. Thomas Aquinas because I've halfway proved he has the same mental condition I do, and so feel a deeper connection with him. I also picked him for my Confirmation saint. He's also patron of scholars, which I am at this point, wicked awesome with logic, resisted some tough temptations, and schooled all of Rome. Pretty darn awesome.
St. Joan of Arc is also a favorite because, unlike most women saints who achieved sainthood by being wonderful women who cared for the sick, helped the homeless, and generally did more gentle holy works, this woman made spiritual warfare something very real and did a fantastic job of it. I'm not good at the gentler aspects, but love fighting for my faith, so I guess I empathize with her too.
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