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A restart of an old thread to give more people a chance to answer.

(09-09-2014, 10:19 AM)Chestertonian Wrote: [ -> ]If you had to pick at top 5 list of saints or blesseds (besides the obvious choice of Our Lady), which ones would you pick:

mine would be :

1. St. Joseph
2. St. Francis de Sales
3. St. John Bosco
4.  St. Juliana Falconieri
5. Bl. Emporer Karl

I suggest taking the Holy Family for granted, so who are your favourites after them? Mine are:

1)St John Chrysostomos (my Name Saint)
2)St Elias the Prophet
3)St Louis X
4)St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
5)St Pius X

My favourite Beati:

1)Bl. Titus Brandsma, O.Carm.
2)Bl. Pius IX
3)Bl. Karl, Emperor and King
4)Bl.Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, First cousin once removed of Henry VIII, who had her executed.
5)Bl. Franz Jägerstätter, Martyred by the Nazis.

And, just to complete the lists, my five favourite Catholics who are neither Sancti aut Beati

1)Regina, Empress, Wife of Bl. Karl
2)G.K. Chesterton
3)Mons. Ronald Knox
4)Ven. Edel Mary Quinn, Legion of Mary, Missionary
5)J.R.R. Tolkien
Benedict of Nursia
Bernard of Clairvaux
Nicholas of Myra
Michael the Archangel
These are the main ones I keep coming back to...

Orthodox I esteem:
Barsanuphius of Option
New Martyrs of Optina monks Trophim, Vasily and Ferapont
Seraphim Rose
Nazarius of Valaam

not saints yet:
Ven. Mother Mary Potter
Father John Hardon

Our Lady (of course)

St. Benedict
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Bruno
St. Maurus
St. Gregory the Great
St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine of Canterbury
St. Boniface
St. Patrick
St. Dominic
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Bonaventure
St. Thomas Becket
St. Thomas More
St. John Fisher
St. Richard of Chichester
St. Richard Gwynn
St. Margaret
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Margaret Clitherow
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Vincent Ferrer
St. Denis of Paris
St. Martin of Porres
St. Hyacinth of Poland
St. Pius V
St. Pius X
St. Peter
St. Paul
St. Peter Martyr
St. Ezekiel Moreno
St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila
St. Pedro Calungsod

Not yet a saint:

++ Lefebvre
+ de Castro Mayer
+ Lazo

The Holy Family aside, these come to my mind first as I post. I just know someone will mention someone and I'll be thinking, "Dang Me, too!  How could I forget?!":

John the Baptist
Albert the Great
King St. Louis
Mother Cabrini
St Michael the Archangel
My top 5 with the Holy Family taken for granted:

1.  St. Philomena
2. St. Michael the Archangel
3. St. Benedict
4. St. Padre Pio
5. St. Therese the Little Flower
Saint Michael
Saint George
Saint Louis
Saint Padre Pio
Saint Thomas Aquinas 

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Barbara
St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila)
St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

St. Abraham the Patriarch
St. Benedict
Bl. Julian of Norwich
St. Martin de Porres
St. Joseph Moscati
St. Benedict (I probably wouldn't even be Catholic if it were not for his work);
St. Thomas (not because I'm particularly Thomistic, but still he fascinates me);
St. Pio, aka Padre Pio (he was basically a medieval figure living in modernity, cool stuff);
St. Mary Magdalene;
St.  Thérèse de Lisieux;

St. Maximus the Confessor and the Cappadocian Fathers.

And as they say, Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
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