Whether you are looking for a first name, a middle name, or a
confirmation name, you will find the names of many well-known saints in this
book, as well as a plethora of saints whose names and stories you have probably
For example, have you ever heard of 20th-century Spanish
St. Ceferino, who was uneducated but became a catechist and city councilman? Did
you know there was actually a third century Italian bishop named St.
Autonomous? And yes, the name does mean self-governing.
When I used to hear the name “Olympia”, the capital city of
my home state, I thought of Greek gods. But it turns out there is a St.
Olympia. She was born in the Ukraine. And although I don’t see the book mention
some common nicknames such as Peggy for Margaret, I was fascinated to learn
that there was a St. Pega, a hermitess, who once cured a blind man while she
was attending her brother’s funeral.
Catholic Baby Name Book gives you
the meanings behind the names of many saints, as well as the countries of
origin, brief stories about the saints, and multiple spellings.
You can also find out the top 100 names in the US since 2011;
the most popular Catholic names by decade since the sixties; a list of recently
canonized saints; and resources for finding more names, stories, and
Why "Simple Faith"? Jesus said we should become as little children, and St. Therese reminded us of that, with her childlike faith. "Childlike" is not immature - not childish - but "simply trusting" in God, and in His goodness and love for us...for each and every one of us.
Why "Simple Life"? Because I strive for it, every day...not because I am "there". My life has never really been "simple", but it is my quest, and I invite you to share in my quest, as I keep striving to rest in what really matters most.
At my other blog, Simply Frugal Concepts, I focus on practical topics, such as de-cluttering, being prepared for emergencies, and cooking frugally.
If you should wish to contact me by email, my address is margmary53 at yahoo dot com.
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