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Selecting a Saint's Name.
The choice of a saint’s name is entirely up to the parents and child. It is not mandatory to choose the name of a saint, however this activity can help the child to come to know more about some men and women who have shown their love & witness to God in a special way.
A useful website to explore taking a saint’s name is www.catholic.org/saints/ then click on Saints Index.
- Pope Saint John XXIII: http://bit.ly/1tuFnsJ
- St Francis of Assisi: http://bit.ly/1lUMFqY
- Dorothy Day: http://bit.ly/1uk4HnR
- Thomas Merton: http://bit.ly/1iTR8Yw
- Mother Teresa: http://bit.ly/1uHZy7n
- St Peter: http://bit.ly/1wfCtdh
- St Joan of Arc: http://bit.ly/1qfZb5w
- St Bernadette: http://bit.ly/1tJjVnI
If your child prefers s/he can research their Christian name received at Baptism and so appreciate how their namesake lived as a true witness to God.