Are you ready for the Catholic alphabet meme? I was tagged by Jean at Catholic Fire.
[A is for apparitions – your favorite]: Fatima & Lourdes are tied.
[B is for Bible – the one you read most often]: Jerusalem Bible
[C is for Charism – the one you would most like to have]: love
[D is for Doctor of the Church – your favorite]: It’s a tie: St. Bonaventure and St. Anthony of Padua
[E is for Essential Prayer – What’s yours?]: Liturgy of the Hours
[F is for Favorite Hymn]: Regular: How Great Thou Art; Marian: Hail Holy Queen; Franciscan: Canticle of the Sun; Christmas: O Holy Night (no one who knows me thinks I can answer this question with only ONE hymn!)
[G is for Gospel – your favorite author?]: Luke
[H is for Holy Communion – How would you describe it, using one word?]: Gift
[I is for Inspiration – When do you feel most inspired by God?]: When I’m singing
[J is for Jesus – When did you first meet Him?]: In Baptism when I was an infant.
[K is for Kindness – Which saint or person has most inspired you by their kindness?] Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta; St. Maximilian Kolbe
[L is for liturgical year – your favorite time in the liturgical cycle?]: Easter
[M is for Mary, the Mother of God – Your favorite term of endearment for her]: Blessed Mother
[N is for New Testament – Your favorite passage]: The Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-55)
[O is for Old Testament – Your favorite Book here]: Psalms
[P is for Psalms – your favorite] Psalm 150
[Q is for quote – saint quote]: “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” Francis of Assisi
[R is for rosary – your favorite mysteries] the Joyful mysteries
[S is for Saint – the one you turn to in time of need – not including the Blessed Virgin Mary]: St. Anthony
[T is for Tradition – your favorite Catholic tradition]: Devotion to the Saints.
[U is for university – Which Catholic University have you attended or are currently attending?] Marywood University for undergrad; University of Notre Dame for graduate school
[V is for Virtue – the one you wish you had]: Gentleness
[W is for Way of the Cross – Which station can you most relate to?]: 6th Station–Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus.
[X is for Xaverian Brothers – Do you know who they are?]: No.
[Y is for your favorite Catholic musician]: John Michael Talbot
[Z is for Zeal for the faith]: You definitely have a lot of zeal for the faith if you have made it this far.