Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Saints Day

I must begin with the patron saint of my trade. Even though he probably never picked up a brush or pencil in his life, I don't think he'd mind sharing himself with the artists as well as the physicians.

Here's a sample from my completely unofficial calendar of personal saints. This list should include Father Charles Bewick, though I have no picture of him.


Bartolome de las Casas



Father Mychal Judge



Archbishop Oscar Romero



Saint Benedict




John Wesley




Jonathan Swift




Dietrich Bonhoeffer




Martin Luther King Jr.



Mahalia Jackson



Julian of Norwich




Mary Magdalene



Francis of Assisi (Francesco Bernadone)

I apologize for the dearth of theologians here. I'm simply not qualified and not literate enough in the field. Suggestions are welcome.

But for the fact that I'm sticking to the technicality of Christian allegiance, this list would be a whole lot longer.

Who's on your completely personal and unofficial calendar of saints?

4 comments:

Thrup'ny bits said...

My own would include the Anglo-Celtic Saints Columba, Aidan and Cedd.

Alan

Thrup'ny bits said...

My own would include the Anglo-Celtic Saints Columba, Aidan and Cedd.

Alan

it's margaret said...

I made my list --and I didn't follow the technicality of Christian allegiance... so, it includes the following:
Blessed Van Gogh, El Greco, Michelangelo, Cassad, Raphael, Rivera, Di Vinci, Perts, Picasso, Warhol, O'Keefe, and all those whom Counterlight loves and writes about!

motheramelia said...

I would add Ghandi to you list (who says Saints have to be Christian) and my own favorite, Constance and her companions of the Yellow Fever plague in Memphis.