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Sunday, October 8, 2006

St. Padre Pio saying Mass

I have been tagged with this meme by Catholic Fire.

1. If you were invited to a Halloween/ All Saints Day Costume Party, which saint would you dress up as and why? (The Blessed Virgin Mary,the Mother of God, is not an option.)

This is a hard question. I would probably dress up as St. Francis of Assisi. His radical humility and love for God and creation really is very dear to me. If not him, I would chose Pope St. Pius X, who lived in the early 1900s and did marvelous things for the Church.

2. Which saint or other person would accompany you to the party?

I would ask my friends to go with me and dress up as some of my other favorite saints - St. Dominic, Padre Pio, St. Joseph, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.

3. What famous quote would help others identify you?

"True Faith cannot be found outside the Church" (Singulari Quidem and Singulari Quandem, Encyclical of Pope Pius IX)

4. Describe your costume.

I would definitely wear the black cassock with a Rosary on my side. I would probably wear sandals and definitely a biretta. I'd also wear the St. Benedict's Crucifix, which I happen to wear in real life too.

5. Which movie or film best depicts the life of this saint?

Well, I don't know of any movies on St. Pius X, and I have never seen one on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

6. What is your favorite book written about this saint or that he or she has written?

For St. Pius X, I recommend any and all of his encyclicals. For St. Francis, I really recommend "The Lessons of St. Francis" by John Michael Talbot.

I tag:
  1. Christ the Center of Your Life
  2. Argent by the Tiber
  4. Epiphany of Faith
  5. St. Peter's Helpers
  6. Te Deum
  7. Any one else that wants to participate!


del_button October 8, 2006 at 10:40 PM
Catholic Fire said...

Wow! What a great saint you have chosen. I know only a little about Pius X, so I have learned more about him through your post.

St. Francis of Assisi is one of my favorites and he is even more appealing to me now since I went to Assisi. I learned that he was never a priest but was a deacon and that he was of very small stature and was less than five feet tall -- someone said he was 4'9" tall. (I heard that his growth was stunted by his diet.) The average person today has to bend down to get through the entraces to the rooms in his home. My husband who is 6'7" tall would have to crawl through if he were to go there. LOL!

My favorite film on St. Francis is "St. Francis of Assisi" starring Bradford Dillman and Delores Hart which is a biography shot on location in Assisi. You can learn more about it here

I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for doing this, Money! I hope things are going well for you at school.

God bless you,

del_button October 9, 2006 at 8:13 AM
Moneybags said...

Jean, thanks for the info. and comments. Things are going very well with my studies right now.

del_button October 9, 2006 at 8:38 AM
mzenner said...

Hey moneybags how is everything going? Hopefully well. This is a fun post - dressing up as a saint seems like a fun idea. I think I would be, even though he is not canonized yet, John Paul II. It would be a tough call between him St. Francis of Assisi and Padre Pio. John Paul was and still is so influential to our generation. One of my favorite lines JPII sates is: "I plead with you-never,ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid. Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves". There have been a few movies of him on the network stations but hopefully a major movie player will come out with a box office hit. Thanks for the posting - God Bless!

del_button October 9, 2006 at 12:46 PM
Anonymous said...

What a fun meme. I'll work on it and let you know when I'm done. Thanks.

del_button October 9, 2006 at 2:15 PM
Tito said...


I hear that 'The Flowers of St. Francis' is the best movie out there. I just purchased it over the weekend and intend to view it. I'll let you know.

My understanding is that the movie is a true depiction of the saint and his religious vocation. Not the 'flower-power' garbage that Hollywood is pushing.

del_button October 11, 2006 at 5:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Tito, I think I heard of that movie on Life on the Rock.

del_button October 11, 2006 at 6:25 PM
Tito said...


Yes, that's where I heard it as well.


I've responded!

del_button October 13, 2006 at 12:50 AM
Saint Peter's helpers said...

I've done mine too, here

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