For those like myself who had no idea really what a "meme" was/is, a meme (pronounced meem) is, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth edition, "a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another."
Those tagged for this meme will list their four favorite saints, their one favorite blessed, and one person they think should have been a saint. Simple, really. Here are mine:
Saint Francis of Assisi (ca. 1181-1226). There is something about il Poverello that draws me to him and I cannot resist. He is a captivating soul.
Saint Thomas More (1478-1535). His letters and writings are simply superb. He is a noble soul.
Saint Clare of Assisi (1194-1253). She is quite a woman. If you haven't her Life by Thomas of Celano, do so; you won't regret it. She is a striking soul (and in a good way).
Saint Augustine (354-430). I almost chose St. Bonaventure here, but I didn't want to choose only Franciscans. At the same time, why wouldn't you choose him? He is an intellectually prayerful soul.
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680). Her simple love of the Cross is most moving. She is a beautiful soul.
Now, who would I like to see raised to the dignity of the altars? Rich Mullins (1955-1997). A contemporary Christian singer and song writer, he died in an automobile accident on his way to a concert only days before he was to be received into the Catholic Church on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. I highly recommend his music for its depth of faith and focus on Christ. He is a lovable soul.
Now, then, to tag four people. I do hereby tag:
Benjamin Sember - A deacon in Rome of the Diocese of Green Bay who rarely updates his blog.
Ellen - A kind reader of my blog and fine commentor.
Sr. Eva Maria - She's taking a bit of a "sabbatical" from her blog, but this might draw her back.
His Holiness, Benedict XVI - I know he won't do it, but wouldn't it be awesome if he did?!