Who’s your favorite Saint?

All Saints Day.

Fr. Anthony had morning mass for our school crowd. Since our high school students go to Chamberlain High School, coordinating schedules is difficult at times. To have morning mass for them we’d have to start somewhere around 6:30 am. If you know HS students, that’s not their most alert or best time of the day. Instead, I celebrated mass for them after school when they participated quite well.  I try to get them involved in reading and helping serve. They’re more open to do that in a smaller crowd of peers than for the whole school. At times, I also appreciate the opportunity to preach geared more exclusively to their age group’s reality and issues.

There are over 10,000 people who have been canonized as saints. One church in Chicago has an empty alcove amid a pantheon of saints. The point is that some day, if we live our faith to the full, we could be one of those remembered as a great example to others.

Do you have a favorite Saint?

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

4 thoughts on “Who’s your favorite Saint?”

  1. Yes I do. My favorite saint since childhood is St. Bernadette. She inspired me the most as I grew up and I tried to emulate her devotion to Mary, and ( tried to remain as holy and saintly as I could ) Iam still devoted to Mary and pray the Rosary daily. My prayer is that Jesus would “make my heart like unto thine”
    God Bless you,
    Arleen Graham

  2. Yes, Fr. Steve,
    my favorite saint is St. Francis of Asisi, because of his giving and loving spirit,his devotion to Christ Jesus so much so he wanted to feel the wounds the Blessed Master felt. The Prayer of st. Francis has all my life touched me deeply, if only I could give as he gave,be as devout as he was, to follow Our Lord that closely what a blessed lifwe to live!!

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