All Saints All-Time Favorites

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:49 am

All Saints All-Time Favorites

Growing up as a Catholic in the deep South, I don’t have a lot of memories of celebrating All Saints Day. Or maybe those memories were just clouded by my post-Halloween sugar-overload hangovers. St. Catherine of SiennaMy Twitter feed reminded me of it today as Vatican News tweeted a short interview with the Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Garcia, who shared some of his favorite saints that he prays to on this day:

“For us in India it is a day when lots of people come to church, and I would say when you ask me the question of whom do I pray to, I regularly pray to non-canonized. That’s John Paul II, I pray to Mother Theresa very very often…both of these, because I knew them personally so well. Of course St. Anthony is a favorite saint of mine.”

When it was time for me to choose a confirmation name, I read bios of heroic saints in a giant book clad in white, faux-leather binding with thin pages and gilded edges. I ended up choosing my mother’s confirmation name (a classic also shared by Jesus’ mother). I can’t say that I have a favorite saint, but these make an impression:

Please share your favorite saints with us in the comments below or on Facebook.
Embroidery photo by Flickr/Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P/cc by-nc-nd 2.0

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