Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saints Meme


Awhile back I was tagged by Amy for ANOTHER meme! I'm sorry it has taken so long to finish Amy, I have been working on it for awhile... It really took some thought!

Rules:
Answer the questions! You can give a reason for the answer if you like. As for tagging people, you tag as many as you want or as little...minimum of one. There's no obligation to play.Last of all, have fun!

1.First Saint you "met"?
I have known and loved the saints for as long as I can remember... I really loved St. Elizabeth of Hungary as a child! However, the first saint that I have felt a very special connection to is St. Therese.

2. Favorite Saint(s)?
Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

3. Patron saint for the year?
I received mine yesterday and it is St. Leonard. I honestly am not familiar with him, and so I'm looking forward to getting to know him this year!

4. Favorite book by a saint?
Hum... My favorite is My Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. He hasn't been declared a Saint, but I hope that someday he will be! You can actually read it online here. I also really love Sermons of the Cure of Ars by St. John Vianney.

5. Saint book you are reading now?
I am just starting to read a book that my mother and father-in-law gave me for Christmas titled The Whole World Will Love Me by Dorothy Scallon.

6. Favorite movie of a saint?
I have so very many that I LOVE, but my favorite is Padre Pio Miracle Man! The next one two three on my favorite list are The Miracle of St. Therese, Teresa of the Andes, and The Song of Bernadette .

7. Favorite Autobiography/Biography of a saint?
The Story of a Soul by St. Thérèse.
** I found a free online download here, in case any of you would like to read it! :)

8. Favorite novel/book of a saint?
I have really enjoyed ALL of the various Saint Novels by Louis de Wohl inlcluding: Lay Siege to Heaven about St. Catherine of Siena, Citadel of God about St. Benedict, The Joyful Beggar about St. Francis of Assisi, The Golden Thread about St. Ignatius of Loyola, Set All Afire about St. Francis Xavier, The Quite Light about St. Thomas Aquinas, and The Restless Flame about St. Augustine. They are all WONDERFUL!

9. Saint (besides your favorites) you'd want to meet?
Saint Catherine of Alexandria & Saint Clare of Assisi

10. Saint you look to for help?
OH, there are so many! Definitely Our Blessed Mother to start, as well as Saint Gerard, Saint Christopher, Saint Anthony, Saint Anne, Saint Michael and Saint Catherine of Alexandria to name a few...

11.Favorite saint quote?
There are SO many!! A couple favorites include: "Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing." ~ St. Therese; "Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words." ~ St. Francis of Assisi

12. Favorite Holy Card?
I love this particular St. Therese holy card... Hubby and I had it personalized with our names, our wedding date, and the novena to St. Therese and gave it to all the guests at our wedding! When hubby and I were dating... I said a novena to St. Therese, and asked for a sign if he was the one I was meant to marry. Part of the novena says: "Pick me a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to me with a message of love..." Anyhow, on the last day of the novena, March 17, 1999, I opened the door of my apartment on my way to work, and found a single red rose from Sean! He didn't know that I had been saying the novena, and it was also the very first flower he had ever given me! I just love St. Therese!

13. Favorite story of a saint?
To Heaven though the Window about St. Gerard Majella

14. If you could go anywhere on a pilgrimage to a saint's homeland, where would it be?
Rome and Ireland

15. Any Blesseds or Venerables that you would like to become canonized?
Blessed Miguel Pro, Mother Teresa, and Louis & Zelie Martin

This time, I am tagging:

Trina, Christy, Ruth and Monica

You know what... I am ALSO going to tag a bunch of my favorite teenagers!!! Here you go girls, I have an assignment for you, and I am looking forward to reading your answers!!! :)

Mary, JoAnn, Lindsay and Juliana

** ANY ONE ELSE that would like to join in, please do! Just leave me a comment so I can find your post!!!