Trinity Lutheran Church

Pastor’s Monthly Letter

I realized that I hadn’t put together a quiz for you in a long time. So, I began to brainstorm and was instantly drawn to Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, February 14th is the commemoration day of St. Valentine who according to legend was martyred outside of the walls of Rome for converting people to Christianity.  This month’s newsletter will test you on your knowledge of the saints of the church.

 

1. This Saint has a very popular holiday in the month of March.

a. St. March

b. St. Patrick

c. St. Joseph

d. St. Sean Connery

 

2.   This Saint was a prolific Roman soldier. However, Emperor Diocletian decided that all soldiers who were Christians had to renounce their faith and become pagan. This saint did not and was executed.

a. St. Marius

b. St. John

c. St. George the Dragon Slayer

d. St. Francis

 

3. This prayer was written by what saint: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

      a. St. Francis of Assisi

       b. St. Fredrick

       c. St. Elizabeth

       d. St. Justin

 

4. This saint in the Lutheran church helped Luther survive arrest and execution.

       a. St. Melanchthon

       b. St. Fredrick the Wise

       c. St. Bernard the Elder

       d. St. Ignatius

 

5. In May of 1521 this saint was wounded when a cannonball broke his leg. Unperturbed, he got up and hobbled back to the castle.

       a. St. Ignatius of Loyola

       b. St. Louis the IX

       c. St. Simeon

       d. St. Joan

 

6. This saint was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" and is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lacastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War.

       a. St. Mary

       b. St. Elizabeth of Paris

       c. St. Joan of Arc

       d. St. Mary of France

 

7. This saint is rumored to be the one who pierced Jesus side on the cross.

a. St. Longinus

b. St. Pullo

c. St. Titus

d. St. March

 

8. This saint provided the tomb where Jesus was buried.

a. St. Joseph

b. St. Luke

c. St. Matthew

d. St. Joseph of Arimathea

 

9. Many catholic children have a medallion of this saint in their car after they get their license.

a. St. Christopher

b. St. Michael

c. St. Paul

d. St. John

 

10. This saints name in Hebrew means, “one who is like God.”

a. St. Gabriel

b. St. Michael

c. St. James

d. St. Joseph

 

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Brad

(618)697-4273

beidson@live.com