This is one day I wish I had a large audience because I'd love to hear about other people's favorite Saint. If you have a favorite Saint or have read a great book on a Saint or have had a neat encounter with a Saint, I'd love to hear it. At the bookstore one year, we had a contest for 4th and 5th graders. They had to tell about their favorite Saint and how that Saint had affected their life in some way. We received incredible stories. I personally have a difficult time choosing and wouldn't want to slight any of my friends above but today I think I'll choose St. Bernadette, strictly for her persistence despite the trials. I love her youthfulness, her simplicity, her obedience, her love and her faith. I can envision her digging in that dirt while everyone around her just stared in horror at her actions. I can hear her sweet, soft, kind voice repeating the words of Our Blessed Mother. She says she is "the Immaculate Conception." If you have a blog, encourage those who read to come over and let us know who their favorite Saint or Saint book is for today the Feast of All Saints. I'd love to learn more.