Top 5 Saints
#11
1. St. Michael the Archangel
2. St. Thomas Aquinas
3. St. Thomas More
4. St. John of the Cross
5. Pope St. Leo XIII
"Punishment is justice for the unjust." Saint Augustine of Hippo
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#12
(09-09-2014, 05:44 PM)RyanPatrick Wrote: 1. St. Michael the Archangel
2. St. Thomas Aquinas
3. St. Thomas More
4. St. John of the Cross
5. Pope St. Leo XIII

Hate to break it to you, but Pope Leo XIII was not declared a saint, in-fact a case for sainthood has not been open yet as far as I'm concerned.  :((
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#13
Wait a minute.  I thought all popes were saints.  That's why they're popes.  Right?  ???
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#14
Ok. (Knuckle crack):
1) St. Joseph
2)St. Michael
3) St. Anthony
4) St. Philomena
5) St. Theresa of Avila

Now my son, is going to list his:
UNO. St.Sebastian
DOS.St.Padre Pio
TRES.St.Paul
QUATRO.St.Matthew
CINCO!!!!!!!!!!St.John the Apostle

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#15
  • The Blessed Mother
  • Saint Michael the Archangel (Yes, I know he is an Archangel)
  • Saint Richard of Chichester, Saint Hugh of Lincoln and St. Thomas of Canterbury
  • Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and Saint Pedro Calungsod


Neopelagianus
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#16
1. St Pius X
2. St Louis de Montfort
3. St Benedict
4. St. Maximilian Kolbe
5. St Padre Pio
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#17
Our Lady and St. Joseph are also a given for me, so these are my top 5 after them:

1. St. Philomena
2. St. Benedict
3. St. Michael the Archangel
4. St. Therese of the Child Jesus
5. St. Pio of Pietrelcina (aka Padre Pio)

#'s 4 and 5 were tough choices for me, and St. Benedict and St. Michael are actually tied in my devotional preference.
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#18
1) Saint Anthony de Padua (My confirmation saint, can't you tell by my avatar?)
2) Saint Thomas Aquinas (I think this is a no brainer, and is profoundly the pillar of Catholic Truth)
3) Saint Louis Marie De Montfort (A pope should make him doctor of Mariology)
4) Saint Dismas (The good thief who stole heaven)
5) Saint Augustine (The first saint I read about and he is an example that there is hope for us, even those who struggle)
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#19
(09-09-2014, 05:57 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote: Wait a minute.  I thought all popes were saints.  That's why they're popes.  Right?  ???

haha :LOL: it does seem like that lately doesn't it
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#20
Excluding the Holy Family (though I intend to work on my devotion to Saint Joseph), my five favourite, in no particular order, are:

1. Saints John and Paul, martyrs (my name saints).
2. Saint Paul of the Cross.
3. Saint Gemma Galgani.
4. Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort.
5. Saint Mungo.

If I was to do similar to SaintSebastian's selections of the most important saints I would say:

1. Saint Benedict, founder of western monasticism.
2. Saints Dominic and Francis, the fathers of the mendicant movement (I include them as one).
3. Saints Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, for their massive contributions to theology and philosophy (again I include them as one).
4. Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort, for his great work for Marian devotion.
5. Saint Francis de Sales, for his works on devotion for those in the lay state.

And finally, my top 5 favourites for non-canonized Catholics would be:

1. Father Frederick Faber.
2. G. K. Chesterton.
3. Pope Leo XIII.
4. Mary, Queen of Scots.
5. Marie Antoinette.
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