Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints Day

We should as followers of Christ look to the saints who we are in communion with in the Body of Christ. Their lives are a remarkable testimony to the love, determination, and sacrifices as the carried their crosses and walked with Him. The list of saints is exhaustive, I would love to mention just a few of my favorites:

Our Blessed Mother - her yes to God made salvation possible, Mary Mother of God pray for us.
St. Joseph - humble man who gave of himself to his wife and to Jesus - St Joseph pray for us
St. Peter -in him we see our imperfections and the passionate love for Christ - St. Peter pray for us.
St. Paul - my patron saint, tireless missionary who brought Christ to the Gentiles - St. Paul pray for us.
St. John the Evangelist - the one whom Jesus loved, His Gospel is truly the most beautiful words ever written - St. John pray for us.
St. Matthew - who was the first to write all that Jesus had done - St. Matthew pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel - who assists in our battles with the evil one - pray for us
St. Augustine - great theologian and Doctor of the Church - pray for us
St. Albert the Great - great scientific mind and philosopher - pray for us
St. Anthony - great intercessor and Doctor of the Church - pray for us
St. Francis of Assisi - perhaps lived as close to Christ's beatitudes than anyone - pray for us
St. Frances de Sales - great spiritual writer - pray for us
St. Thomas Aquinas - the Church's greatest thinker - pray for us
St. Ignatius of Loyola - the Church's greatest spiritual mind - pray for us
St. Therese of Lisieux - "The Little Flower" - for all to see God in all we do - pray for us
St. Benedict - founder of monasticism - pray for us
St. Bernadette -who brought Mary closer to us - pray for us
St. Dominic - founder of the Order of Preachers - pray for us
St. Catherine of Siena - mystic and Doctor of the Church - pray for us
St. Faustina - to remind us daily of the Divine Mercy of God - pray for us
St. John of the Cross - mystic of the Dark Night - pray for us
St. John Bosco - bringing Christ to the youngest in need - pray for us
St. Jean Vianney -the Cure de Ars patron saint of all priests - pray for us
St. Louis de Montfort - True Devotion - to Christ from Mary - pray for us
St. Mary Magdelene - to remind us of true conversion - pray for us
St. Maximillian Kolbe - no greater love than to give ones life - pray for us
St. Patrick - Christ before us - pray for us
St. Padre Pio -the love of the Eucharist - pray for us
St. Robert Bellarmine - the hammer of heresies - pray for us
St. Stephen - the first martyr - pray for us
St. Thomas More - patron saint of lawyers - pray for us
St. Theresa of Avila - mystic, doctor of the Church - pray for us
St. Thomas - for all of us who doubt Him - pray for us
St. Vincent de Paul - tireless worker for the poor - pray for us

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