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Do you have a favorite saint? Who and why?

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    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    Do you have a favorite saint? Who and why?

  2. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Saint Michael, the patron saint, who protects law enforcement officers. I worked with police in a therapeutic capacity for 22 years and know the dangers they face everyday. It's a miracle that we don't hear of more tragedies that befall them. I believe that for some it's prayer, their faith, and the protection they receive daily from God and St. Michael watching over them.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great reasoning! St. Michael definitely seems to be doing a good job as protector of law enforcement and military peoples.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image95
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Saint Jude, also known as the patron saint of lost causes - I may be an atheist, but I can relate.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, St. Jude is a good one.  I always like St. Rita as well - the female patron of lost causes.

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image95
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of St Rita. I'll have to look her up, thanks! smile

  4. isenhower33 profile image79
    isenhower33posted 5 years ago

    Im going to have to go with Drew Brees because im talking about football ltms smile

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't follow football, but sounds good to me smile

  5. Wesley Clark profile image60
    Wesley Clarkposted 5 years ago

    St. Philaretos the Merciful.  He is my choice for a patron saint for business owners.  He lived a very inspiring life and he inspires me personally.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. I'e neer heard of him, I'll have to look him up sometime soon.

  6. Gary Holdaway profile image84
    Gary Holdawayposted 5 years ago

    St Cosmas & Damian, the twin brothers that refused to accept money for the physician practices they performed. They were arrested and tortured, but stayed true to their faith. After being hung on a cross, stoned and shot by arrows, they were later killed by beheading.

    I am not christian particularly, I am not not christian either. I'm technically Pagan, however that level of sacrifice for your beliefs and the refusal to be bullied out of them is worthy of absolute admiration.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. I'll hae to learn some more about Cosmas & Damian! I knew the names, but I've definitely leared more just from your answer and now my interest is piqued.

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    My favorite is St. Francis of Assisi. He was a man who chose poverty- to live in devotion to God and the spread of His word among ordinary people.. In nature and among the animals, he felt especially close to the Lord and his wondrous creations.   I can really relate to these principles. Although I don't live in poverty, I prefer a simple life in which I am not distracted by excess.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes St. Francis is great, and the Franciscan spirituality of simplicity definitely can teach us all a lot whether we live in poverty or are choosing to live a simple life.

 
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