As posted by Anne at RevGals:
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which got me thinking about how the “official” saints of the church touch our individual and collective worlds. A woman I met recently was born on St. Patrick’s Day, and her parents honored the occasion by naming her for this saint whose feast day is the cause for much celebration. So for today’s Friday Five, please share with us a little something about the saints that are a part of your life in one way or another.
1) Do you have a “favorite” saint? Tell us about him or her! I'm quite partial to Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a martyr for civil rights. You can learn more about him here.
2) Some of us share names with a saint. If that is the case, has that saint, or his or her feast day, held any meaning for you? I'm named for Mary and Elizabeth, but they are also the names of my two grandmothers. However, I consider them saints in my personal life, so their stories mean a lot to me. Especially my Gramma Beth, who was a faithful Christian and churchwoman all her life.
3) Is there a saint whose life or story intrigues you (other than number 1)? I'm pretty interested in Egeria, about whom I just learned yesterday thanks to Lent Madness.
4) Do you pray with, or to, a saint (or saints)? Not really.
5) Many saints are designated patrons of occupations, needs or occasions (like traveling). Is there such a saint that factors into your life professional, or avocationally? I'm quite fond of St. Francis, who cared for the poor.
Bonus: please share a picture of one (or more) of the saints named above.
here is Francis
and here is Jonathan Daniels