1. St Joseph-He has led our family step by step to where we are now in terms of career, housing, and family dynamics. We continue to follow his lead, trusting in his constant assistance. He is a friend and father to this family in such a way that it makes me wonder at the fact that we have not yet met him in person.
2. St Thomas Aquinas-Played a major role in my husband's conversion to the Catholic faith (as well as my own formation) and is an ongoing influence in our development of understanding the faith.
3. St Augustine-I love a sinner turned great saint. It gives me hope. Also, I share his love of words. Augustine was full of words (unlike Aquinas) --passionate words, abstruse words, fleshy words, spiritual words. He just wrote and wrote and wrote more and ever more words saying, here and there, something deeply meaningful or highly quotable.
4. St. Therese the Little Flower-To be frank, I don't care for her writing much at all. It strikes me as excessively girlish. But I think her "little way" is also my way and that I can appreciate. Far from girlish, the little way requires tremendous fortitude. It isn't easy to find and choose God in the ordinary and mundane, day after day. I sometimes wish I could exchange this slow, quiet, almost imperceptible death to self for a quick and glorious martyrdom!
1. John Paul II
2. Theresa of Calcutta
Someone I think should be a saint...
1. Either of those two Blesseds.