10 Saints I Can’t Wait to Meet When I get to Heaven

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This is one of those random thoughts that came to my mind as I was going about my day. I was thinking about the saints and I started to recall some of my favorites – the saints that I pray to often and whom I wish I had known while they were on earth. Then it came to mind that this would be a fun Top Ten Tuesday post to share. πŸ™‚ In no particular order, here are some saints who fascinate me and whom I can’t wait to meet (I’m not including Our Lord or the Blessed Mother, as they are a given!):

1. St. Joseph. I had to put St. Joseph first on the list because he is truly my all-time favorite saint and I have great devotion to him. Not only is he the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus, he has never let me down. πŸ™‚ His feast days are March 19 (St. Joseph, husband of Mary) and May 1 (St Joseph the Worker).

2. St. Peter. I love St. Peter! Yes, he was our first Pope; however, when I read about him in the bible I can relate to his humanness. St. Peter shares his feast day on June 29 with St. Paul.

3. St. Paul. There’s not a lot I can say about St. Paul. He’s awesome and someone I can’t wait to meet for sure. πŸ™‚ St. Paul shares his feast day on June 29 with St. Peter.

4. St. Josemaria Escriva. St. Josemaria is the founder of Opus Dei. I had “adopted” him as my spiritual father several years ago because I appreciate his practical nature that comes through his many writings. His feast day is June 26.

5. St. Martin de Porres. I was introduced to St. Martin de Porres by a sister back when I was discerning a vocation. He grew up poor and had a great charity and love for the poor. He is a wonderful example of prayer and holiness. His feast day in November 3.

6. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. St. Margaret was an apostle to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of my favorite devotions. She suffered much in her life and yet prevailed in great virtue. Her feast day is October 17.

7. St. Faustina. The apostle of Mercy, St. Faustina, is pretty well-known, so not much introduction is needed. I have relied on her intercession many times and I look forward to seeing her in heaven. St. Faustina’s feast day is October 5.

8. St. Monica. Oh, St. Monica is a wonderful model of perseverance! For many years she prayed for the conversion of her son, St. Augustine and her own husband. She encourages me when I get sad or discouraged about the family members who are far from the Lord. Her feast day is August 27.

9.  Saint Jeanne Jugan. I’ve mentioned Saint Jeanne Jugan before, twice. πŸ™‚ I have great admiration for Blessed Jeanne Jugan’s humility, deep faith and prayer life. Her feast day is August 30.

10. St. Bridget of Sweden. St. Bridget had great devotion to the passion of Our Lord and it is from her that we get the controversal 15 Prayers. She is known for great visions but what I admire is her said devotion to the passion of Our Lord and her example of prayer. St. Bridget’s feast day is July 23.

I have to say it was hard just picking just ten! I could probably do a top 100 list of saints I want to meet – and I probably will do another one of these lists. πŸ™‚ Til then it’s your turn. Who are some the saints you can’t wait to meet when you get to heaven?

(Linked also to Saints and Scripture Sundays.)


  1. Great list, Carol! I’d love for you to link it up to Saints and Scripture Sundays …. it’s terrific!

    I’d have to add:
    Mother Teresa
    St Anthony of Padua
    St Gianna

    Gosh — there are so, so many!
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      You must have been reading my mind: I was thinking of linking this up next Sunday. πŸ™‚

      There sure are, I had such a time narrowing my list down to 10!

  2. I tend to agree with C. S. Lewis when he imagined the saints in heaven being quite intimidating – I think we can be a little cavalier, from his book “Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer:”

    “My grandfather, IÒ€ℒm told, used to say that he ‘looked forward to having some very interesting conversations with St. Paul when he got to heaven.’ Two clerical gentlemen talking at ease in a [coffee shop]! It never seemed to cross his mind that an encounter with St. Paul might be rather an overwhelming experience even for an Evangelical clergyman of good family. But when Dante saw the great apostles in heaven they affected him like mountains. ThereÒ€ℒs lots to be said against devotions to saints; but at least they keep on reminding us that we are very small people compared with them. How much smaller before their Master? . . . “

    • SimpleCatholic says

      I agree, but at the sametime, they were HUMAN and endured suffering and emotions and joys. I think of Mother Teresa and our Holy Father Pope John Paul II. They were both very holy but they were loved and we could relate to them.

      We should definitely have respect and reverence for the saints, but we don’t have to be afraid to appoach them or be afraid to talk to them. We will be with them forever in heaven, after all. πŸ™‚

  3. St Josemaria is definitely one of my favorites. I love not just that his spiritual writings are practical, but I have trouble focusing for more than a page or so and his short, concise advice has really resonated with me.
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      Oh yes, St. Josemaria’s writings are short, sweet and to the point. That’s one of the reasons i love him too. πŸ™‚ He pack a lot of punch in short writings!

  4. My 10, and not overlapping prior selctions:

    Max Kolbe; Isaac Jogues; Fr Damien; Joan of Arc; Cyril and Methodius; Athanasius; Augustine; Jerome; Robert Bellarmine.
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      Those are fantastic selections, thanks for sharing. I don’t know much about St. isaac Jogues but maybe I should. πŸ™‚

  5. I’m looking forward to meeting St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Benedict, St. Augustine, and all the early Church fathers. I feel so thankful to them for leaving behind such a great body of work to help us today.
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      Oh yes, St. Polycarp would be one of the early fathers I’d love to meet. I once read a book about him and it was every enlightening.

  6. What book of St. Monica do you recommend? I want to get to know her but have a hard time reading St. Augustine’s Confessions. Thanks.

    • SimpleCatholic says

      I learned about St. Monica from diffrent sources over the years so unfortunately, I don’ have a specific book to recommend. Sorry!

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