Saints who were total badasses
#11
Also, St Vladimir of Kiev was pretty badass.

And St Olaf, the Viking.
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#12
Not  badass!  What they were was HOLY.  And so they were unafraid to proclaim the truth and to act on the claim. 
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#13
St. Jerome (Feast Day September 30). His temper was legendary, and he could lay the smack down on his enemies.

St. Leutfridus. Among other things, he beat the crap out of the devil.

http://www.americaneedsfatima.org/Articl...wrath.html

St. John Capistran. He personally led a Christian army against the Muslim Ottoman Turks, decimating them at the Battle of Belgrade in the summer of 1456, just 3 years after the fall of Constantinople. (I'm reminded of a false statement made in these forums some time ago by someone who said priests don't fight in wars.)

http://www.breviary.net/propsaints/props...s03284.htm

http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/03-28.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/capistrano.htm

http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-john-of-capistrano/
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#14
(09-01-2011, 07:35 PM)Laetare Wrote: Saint Ignatius of Loyola is my first candidate for this office. He was the most obstinate defender of a fortress in Navarre, giving Braveheart-like speeches which riled up failing courage. Despite having his leg mangled in the attack, he had the bone broken and re-broken to heal. Naturally it was for ulterior motives at the time, but he was still a frigging badass.

THIS
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(09-01-2011, 08:09 PM)Magdalene Wrote: Not  badass!   What they were was HOLY.  And so they were unafraid to proclaim the truth and to act on the claim

Agreed. It's fun to romanticize the saints but I bet we would all be "offended" by them IRL. The badass ideas in our heads don't translate well IRL. We'd probably be more likely to think them crazy, extremists, annoying etc...

Saint Joan of Arc definitely falls under this category. I have a lot of wonder for what she must have been like.
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#16
St. Vincent Ferrer was no wimp!
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(09-01-2011, 08:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(09-01-2011, 08:09 PM)Magdalene Wrote: Not  badass!   What they were was HOLY.  And so they were unafraid to proclaim the truth and to act on the claim

Agreed. It's fun to romanticize the saints but I bet we would all be "offended" by them IRL. The badass ideas in our heads don't translate well IRL. We'd probably be more likely to think them crazy, extremists, annoying etc...

Saint Joan of Arc definitely falls under this category. I have a lot of wonder for what she must have been like.

All of the above is on point.
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#18
Blessed Fray Junípero Serra.
(Almost an official saint)
Read his Bio....He is a saint and he was a badass.
[Image: junipero_serra.jpg]
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#19
St. Sebastian
St. Bernard
St. Henry
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#20
St Maximillian Kolbe.  He was a peaceful bad ass.  In a concentration camp they're picking people to gas and they pick this dude who's like "I have a family, etc!" and Father steps up and says "take me instead, I'm a Catholic priest."

He spent the rest of his days offering mass in a small cell to other detainees.  He used the bread that they gave him (for meals) so that people didn't have to go hungry.  I believe they actually have a monument at auschwitz where this happened.

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