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Saintly Challenge

September 23rd, 2010, Promulgated by Monk

I visited a beautiful Catholic church out-of-state this summer. It had a very large painted mural of saints overlooking the altar. My family had a wonderful time trying to name all the Saints (or Blesseds) in the mural. I thought it presented a great opportunity to explain the lives of these saints to the children. So I thought I would present to Cleansing Fire folks a saintly challenge – name these Saints! A hint: The partial halos are Blesseds To anyone who gets them all correct, I will enjoy a slice of Monks bread in their honor! Reply by listing the Saints by row, left to right. I will post the answers in a few days. Click on the image to enlarge.



7 Responses to “Saintly Challenge”

  1. avatar Bro AJK says:

    WEll, I am stumped on the topmost one, but I have the rest.

  2. avatar Ink says:

    That top one has me completely stumped–I hardly know where to begin in my research. It’s too early though… I’ll tackle it at a later hour.

  3. avatar Bro AJK says:

    OK, I have an idea for the top

    Top: St. John the Evangelist. He holds a chalice, typical for him. He is dressed in blue with red trim, harking iconography of Jesus.

    Next row: Sts. Therese the Little Flower and Faustina Kowalska

    Third Row: St. Katherine Drexel, Bld. Miguel Pro, Sts. Gemma Galgani and Maximilian Kolbe, Bld. Kateri Tekakwitha

    Bottom Row: Sts. John Neumann and Pio (aka Padre Pio), Blds. Jacinta and Francisco Marto (Fatima Visionaries) and Mother Theresa, Sts. Elizabeth Anne Seton and Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

  4. Top. St. Therese the Little Flower, St. John the Evangelist, St. Faustina.
    Middle row…St. Katherine Drexel, Blessed Migel Pro Juàrez, St. Gemma, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Taker Tekakwitha
    Bottom most row…St. John Neumann, St. Padre Pio, Blessed Jacinta of Fatima, Blessed Pier Giorgio, Blessed Mother Teresa, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Edith Stein (Theresa Benedicta of the Cross)

    And with no help! I was confused though, on the St. Gemma one…I cheated on that one. God Bless!

  5. avatar Bro AJK says:

    Dear Sancta Camerinus,

    I look some of them up, too.

    I am curious why we differ on the one next to Bld. Jacinta. Since she is holding hands with him, I figured he was her brother.

  6. avatar Bernie says:

    Well, that top one is a challenge!
    I’m thinking a north African/Egyptian connection. St. Mark?

  7. Dear Brother AJK!
    You could be absolutely right! I struggled on that one, but I just thought it was Blessed Jacinta because of what she was wearing. More than likely you are right! God Bless!

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