Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Favourite Saints

Sometimes as I go about my life, a saint catches me. This has happened many times. Our God, a God of communion and community, works so well through his faithful servants. We are never alone!

The following are saints that I consider close friends. Some helped me through a tough time. Some came into my life for only a short time, seeing me through a time of transition. Some have stalked me for years! I feel so blessed to have so many heavenly helpers!

I have separated them into phases in my life.

Mary has been there throughout every moment of my life but sometimes under different titles. So I have listed her more then once! Others are repeated as well for different times of greater influence.

Beginning in the Faith Saints (2003-2006)

St. Anne and Joachim
St. Alphonsus Liguori 
St. Michael the Archangel
Our Lady of Sorrows
St. Therese of the Lisieux
Then-Pope John Paul II

College Years (2006-2008)

St. Clare of Assisi
St. Cecilia
St. Faustina
Our Lady of Czechahova
St. Louis de Montfort
St. Therese of Liseaux 

Engagement (2008-2009)

St. Bede the Venerable
*This was one of those saints that found US. I still don't know why G-Man and I found St. Bede so attractive. He surrounded our engagement, though.*
St. John Paul II

Wedding (Sept 12th, 2009)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Most Holy Name of Mary
St. Joseph
St. Ann
St. Francis Xavier
St. Alphonsus Liguori

Marriage (Early Years) (2009-2011)

St. Gianna Molla
St. Gerard Majella
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Louis de Montfort
Our Lady, Help of Christians


St. Perpetua and Felicity
St. Elizabeth (Mother of John the Baptist)

Discernment (Dark) Years (2009-2012)

St. Gianna Molla
St. Theresa of Avila

Beginning of Ministry (FertilityCare)(2013-2014)

St. John Paul II
(soon to be blessed) Pope Paul VI

Theology of the Body Ministry(2013-2014)

St. John Paul II
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Czechahova

Saints of my Spiritual Life

St. John of the Cross
St. Theresa of Avila
St. Louis de Montfort
St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Stalker Saints (Lifelong Friends)

St. John Paul II
St. Alphonsus Liguori 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Michael the Archangel

Random Moment Saints

*These saints just show up for a day to two occasionally and then fade into the background again. They are good friends who are there when they are needed.*
St. Jane de Chantal
St. Andre Bassette
St. John Baptist de la Salle
St. John the XXIII
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Francis Xavier
St. Ignatius of Loyala
St. Jose Maria Escriva

Saints that came to me through my Hubby

*I interviewed G-Man for this part. I wanted to know WHY he is attracted to these saints. His answers are in quotation marks.
St. Philip Neri "Because of his disposition and his joy'
St. Thomas More "Because he was so smart and I'm inspired by his story"
St. Benedict "Because I like his rule"
St. Francis Xavier "He is my confirmation saint. Like, St. Thomas More, I find his story encouraging and attractive."
St. Anne "Because she is the mother of Our Lady."
St. Boniface "He just seems really cool."
St. John Marie Vianney "I like his simplicity. I like the fact that I've been to where he lives; that makes it very real for me. Served mass on the altar where his body is. His story is pretty marvelous."

Special Mention

*These people are not saints but they have had a special influence in my spiritual growth.
My Nanny: Johannah
Carol Houselander
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

What saints have found you throughout your life?