Post # 32
I also chose St Clare of Assisi. I actually completed RCIA classes as an adult, and I chose Clare because she gave up all worldly possessions, lived in poverty, and dedicated her life to Christ. For me, its a solid reminder of whats important in life, especially in this world of buying expensive things and collecting more stuff.
Post # 33
Cecilia is my mother’s name.. How beautiful.
Post # 34
Saint Margaret of Antioch, Patron Saint of childbirth, pregnant women, dying people, kidney disease, peasants, exiles, falsely accused people; Lowestoft, England; Queens’ College, Cambridge; nurses; Sannat and Bormla, Malta.
Martyr of Antioch in Pisidia, sometimes called Marina. She is traditionally believed to be the daughter of a pagan priestwho became a Christian. Beautiful, Margaret refused proposals from Olybrius, the local prefect, who imprisoned her and tortured her cruelly. Margaret was eventually beheaded, after being swallowed by a dragon and enduring several other legendary adventures. Margaret is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and she spoke to St. Joan of Arc. This cult was suppressed.
=) she always seemed so interesting to me.
Post # 36
My Confirmation Saint is St. Philomena. She is a truly inspiring Saint. She was a martyr for purity. She was only 13 when she died. She is a saint for our times.
Post # 37
I was jealous because my middle name is Elizabeth so I was told that I didn’t have to choose a patron saint since I was named for one. Didn’t even realize there was more than one Saint Elizabeth until this thread. Any way, 14 year old jealous me referred to the internet and found a Saint named Lelia and took it. I just googled it and all I can find out is she was Irish. I don’t really care, I just wish I had chosen something with some kind of meaning, especially with some of these beautiful stories 🙂
Post # 39
St. Anthony is my patron saint too! When I was praying about converting a few years ago, God sent St. Anthony to me in a dream and I made my decision. It’s a loooong story, but I basically told God I wouldn’t become Catholic unless he proved it to me and that I wouldn’t believe in the Saints unless he sent me one. I had never even heard of St. Anthony before, but there were many signs with him that made it clear to me that the Catholic Church was where God wanted me to be.