These last few weeks, it has been great to see how many of you have submitted names of saints to be assigned to the 13 rooms that will be commonly used in our Pastoral Center and Knight Hall. I wanted a lot of people to participate, and you did not disappoint me!In all, 267 submissions were made and a total of 93 different saints were nominated. You really know your saints! I hope the process of choosing which names to submit led to some good reflections and conversations about the saints.
Looking at the number of “votes” each saint received, I am able to announce the top 13 saints. These are the ones whose names will be attached to our 13 conference rooms: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Joseph, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Padre Pio, St. Pope John Paul II, St. Maria Goretti, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Christopher, and St. Junipero Serra.
If you voted for a saint who did not make the top 13, please don’t be discouraged. Continue your devotion to your favorite saints, whomever they may be. I do think the list of saints whose names are assigned to rooms in our Pastoral Center and Knight Hall would make a good litany of intercessors and role models as we prepare to use our new facility. May these saints, and all the saints in heaven, intercede for us and watch over us!