Monday, October 16, 2006
St Theodora Guérin (1798-1856)
Wikipedia: St. Theodore Guerin
Pope Benedict XVI does not seem to be such an canonization-maniac as John Paul II (to whom over half of all canonized saints can be attributed). [It's worth pointing out, I suppose, that "canonization", i.e. papal naming as a saint, is a fairly recent development: most named Catholic saints have never been "canonized" in any formal procedure.]
Mother Theodora Guerin (I see no need to use the male form of the name) has won plaudits from the liberal media, such as NPR's All Things Considered 10/16/2006.
Why? Basically because she told the local bishop, in the nicest possible way, to fuck off when he tried to control her and her order.
In the history of sainthood this canonization of a loyal servant of Christ is nothing new.
What do you think my chances are? I think they are good. The Virgin Mary will get me in the back door, then St. John Newman, SS Sergius and Bacchus, St Sebastian, and all the other heavenly queers will work for my eventual canonization.
I am still working out what I want to become patron saint of.