This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Monday, 23 January 2023

World cup of uncrowned saints - nominations please

As a distraction from all the bad news that's coming out at present, let's have another World Cup - this time one of people who should be saints but aren't yet.

Please only nominate dead people that we can easily locate on the Internet (not "my mother"), but you don't have to write a long essay explaining why they should be saints. The nominees don't have to be Catholics, but I expect that the vast majority will be. You can nominate either by replying to the Tweet advertising this, or by commenting below.

The saint

This is what a saint looks like.

When I think we have enough I will arrange the usual sequence of Twitter polls.

Here are a few to get us started (found after 5 minutes of diligent research). Some are already Blessed, but I don't think any of them are saints.

G.K. Chesterton
Karl of Austria
Leo XIII
Louis XVI of France
Marie Antoinette of France
Pius XI
Pius XII
Fulton Sheen
Over to you!


Addendum: The 64 in the competition are:
Anna Maria Taigi
Anne Catherine Emmerich
Bartolo Longo
Benedict XVI
C.S. Lewis
Catherine Jarrige of Mauriac
Catherine of Aragon
Ceslaus of Poland
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi
Cristóbal de Morales
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dominic Barberi
Élisabeth Arrighi Leseur
Elizabetta Canori Mora
Franz Jagerstätter
Franz Joseph Haydn
Frederick William Faber
Frère Roger of Taizé
Fulton Sheen
G.K. Chesterton
George Neumayr
George Pell
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Girolamo Savonarola
Henry Edward Manning 
Hilaire Belloc
Isabella I of Castile
J.R.R. Tolkien
Jeremy Ponsonby Meredyth Davies
Juan de Padilla
Julian of Norwich
Karl Leisner
Karl of Austria
Leo XIII
Louis XVI of France
Marcel Lefebvre
Marco d'Aviano
Margaret Anne Sinclair
Mariana de Jesus Torres
Marie Antoinette of France
Mary Elias of the Blessed Sacrament
Mary of Jesus of Ágreda
Matt Talbot
Mother Angelica
Nelson Baker.
Nguyễn Văn Thuận
Nicholas II of Russia
Paul Comtois
Pius IX
Pius VII
Pius XI
Pius XII
Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger
Rafael Merry del Val
Ronald Knox
Simon of Cyrene
Solanus Casey
Sophie Scholl
Thomas à Kempis
Tomás de Torquemada
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Urban II
Vincent Robert Capodanno Jr.
Willie Doyle

27 comments:

  1. Catherine of Aragon
    Margaret of Castello
    Charles de Foucauld

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    1. Margaret of Castello is a saint.

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    2. Charles de Foucauld was canonised on 15 May last year. Pray for us, St Charles!

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  2. J.R.R. Tolkien!

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    1. Yes, J.R.R.Tolkien and G.K. Chesterton. Mighty power of the faithful Catholic pen.

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  3. secondly, blessed Franz Jagerstätter

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  4. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre obviously!

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  5. Blessed Catherine Jarrige of Mauriac.

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  6. I wonder if people who lose their lives boldly investigating Freemasonic influence in the Church, specifically recently in the Ivory Coast, could get on this list? George Neumayr.

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  7. Joseph Ratzinger aka Pope Benedict XVI

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  8. Isabel la Católica, Reina de Castilla

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  9. Anne Catherine Emmerich
    Mary of Agreda

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  10. OK, we have 64 now, and that will do. Apologies to anyone who missed out. We'll start the competition in a day or two.

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  11. Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

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  12. Ones I would have nominated are Anne Catherine Emmerich, so thanks TF, but there's Sister Lucia of Fátima missing ...

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  13. Jacques Fesch and Maria Valtorta

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  14. Benedict XVI CS Lewis John Bradburne

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  15. Since one or two of the nominees seem to be over-qualified (already saints) I will check the CVs of everyone as we go through the poll, and replace the saints by late nominees.

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  16. Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo, “the Madonna’s little old man”.

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  17. Don Dolindo Ruotolo, “the Madonna’s little old man”

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  18. Definitely Catherine of Aragon
    I would love to see Mary, Queen of Scotts nominated.

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  19. Cardinal Ottaviani

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