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  1. Lisa is the best! I can’t wait to get my hands on her new book. As far as my favorite saint, tough one. It has only been in recent years that I have been exploring this part of our rich faith tradition. Mary has been my go-to as I’ve been learning the ropes but I am looking forward to spending time with others as the journey continues. ; ) Great questions for Lisa, thank you for this post!

  2. Kelly S

    I would love to win a copy of this book! (It really looks like a great one…adding it to my wishlist if I don’t win!) Picking a favorite saint is tough, but after the year that I had last year, St. Gerard Majella will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers for his intercession & wearing a St. Gerard medal really helped get me through the scariest time in my life.

  3. Rhoda

    As a youth minister, St. John Bosco is one of my favorites because he was such an example of relational ministry–he met kids where they were at and loved them to Christ!

  4. Lisa Sailer

    Looking forward to reading this book! There are so many saints that are near and dear to my heart. Mary, St.Monica and St. Gerard have helped us in so many ways. Thanks for posting this, Lisa!

  5. Lisa, I just treasure this blog so much and love what you share.
    I will definitely add this book to my list (can I read it before I’m a mom?) – and probably get it for my sisters-in-law who are both mothers.

    As for “my saint,” I don’t know. I am still learning about the saints. I read about half of Saint Augustine’s “Confessions” – and just loved it. I’d say that he’s my guy – until I learn more, of course!

  6. my favorite is St. Gianna; what a story of inspiration and love for her child. She completely understood what the sanctity of human life is all about. Would love to learn about more saints!

  7. Lisa Bourne

    No better source from which to mine inspiration than our wonderful 2000-year tradition of saints, unless of course when you’re looking to the Lord himself for that! And few things are more fitting than motherhood as an object of honor and being deserving of support. God bless us all, and our mothers!

  8. Molly

    Ooohhhh, would love to have a copy of this book, Lisa you have been raving about her for as long as i’v known you! I should check her out too!!!!

  9. Jessica E.

    My favorite saint would have to be St. Monica because I long to be a mother devoted to prayer like she was. Also, she’s my patron. :)

  10. Jennifer

    I have already asked for this book for Christmas and there are few people on my list I would like to give it, too, as well.

  11. Sara Brinker

    How fun!!! I do hope I get picked!!! If not, this book CERTAINLY sounds like a great one!! I’ll put it on my ever growing list of “must reads” about my faith.

    I don’t know if I have a favorite Saint just yet, but Gage and I read a lot about St Sebastian and he wears that medal (most days). I love talking about saints with Gage!!

    Thanks again!!! Love. Sara

  12. Sara Schuler

    Hey Lisa — Throughout my life, I’ve come to ask for intercessions from a variety of Saints, depending on what trial/tribulation I was facing. Some of my favorite Saints include: St. Gerard and the Blessed Virgin Mary (not sure how I would’ve gotten through my pregnancy without either one of them!), St. Anthony (for ALL of the things I’ve lost), St. Clare of Assisi, and St. Nicholas (Grace’s favorite Saint) :) Both of these books sound terrific! Thanks for sharing

  13. Renee

    I’ve been looking for some information on which saint to request intercession from on those crazy mom days … I will definitely be checking this out! Thanks, Lisa! I typically go to the Blessed Virgin or St. Monica with my mom-related requests.

  14. Katy

    Help from the Saints?! Count me in! I need all the help I can get! St. Therese of Lesuix is usually my go to gal, she keeps me balanced, but I love to learn about the rest of our heroic brothers and sisters. We like to keep the saints close to heart by dressing up as “Little Saints” for All Hallows Eve (aka Halloween) and going door to door before Trick or Treat collecting canned-goods for local homeless shelters. We also celebrate our childrens’ patron saints on their feast days.
    Thanks for letting me know about this Lisa!

  15. janedoejo

    I really enjoy reading about St. Peter. I am so inspired by his enthusiasm and love for Jesus. Plus the fact that he was able to reconcile with the Lord even after some pretty big mistakes, gives me hope.

  16. People coming through RCIA often wonder what’s the big deal with Catholics and the saints. I talk about how we sometimes ask our friends to pray for us and tell them the saints are our friends, too.

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