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New CHN Community Question: What Saints Were Important In Your Journey Toward Catholicism?

July 25, 2016 3 Comments

ayios-georgios-1486285_960_720Some of our questions in the past have allowed for a couple, or even a few interpretations; this week’s however, is open to an innumerable variety  of responses.  It has to do with the Church’s treasury of saints, and how we are invited to have relationships with them and ask for their intercession.  It goes as follows:

As you began to understand the Catholic teaching on the communion of saints, was there a particular holy man or woman that became especially important to you?

Was there a New Testament figure that you already loved who you began to appreciate anew?  Was there someone from the history of the Church whose story you found to be remarkably similar to your own?  Was there a person who was alive during your lifetime that has been raised to the altars that you’ve felt a special connection with?

As always, please share in the comments below, and invite your social networks to do the same!

  • mypurplecar

    I was immediately drawn to St. Ann, St.Jude, and St.Michael.

  • Seth Paine

    I was kind of sad that in my RCIA there was no emphasis put on selecting a patron saint name. I was drawn to look to Seth and David as old testament saints and my names sakes. Looking back, I wish I had put the time into researching a patron saint. I guess I can still do that anytime I want. I have always felt a connection with Saint John the Evangelist, his is my favorite gospel and I have always related to the special relationship he had with Christ. He is the one you see reclining on Jesus at the last supper, and in his Gospel he writes about all the great things that Jesus said more than what he did, especially the emphasis Jesus put on love. He was also the one that Jesus first entrusted His mother to. In so many ways I want to be like John.

  • Melvin Windley

    After my conformation I was sad that I had not been informed about choosing a patron Saint. I was so disappointed (due to a strong desire to grow closer to the trinity) that I did not choose a Saint I almost thought that Saint’s were just for mythological reasons. 7 years later I was introduced to St. Faustina who then became my designated Patron Saint. He recorded life & experienced mysteries have re-shaped my entire soul & revealed to me God’s true will for my soul. I was always a self identified Christian Hip Hop artist & was not aware of Catholic Hip Hop until 2014. In that year I felt a strong desire to base my entire music ministry on the mysteries of Jesus’ Divine Mercy. Since being introduced to Divine Mercy & saying yes it & to God’s calling in my soul I have had an opportunity to share my life’s message with the Publisher’s of St. Faustina’s book: The Diary of St. Faustina. I was blessed with the privilege to be featured in their Spring 2016 Online Magazine Edition – ‘Year of Mercy’ – – My ultimate goal as a Catholic Hip Hop Emcee is to have my 1st album – #Mercy – placed on the shelves of the Divine Mercy Shrine gift shop in Stockbridge, MA. Here is the link to my album released February 2016. – – Blessings.