Saints, those souls who have fought the good fight and made it to
Heaven, are in the best position to help us, as they can intercede
before the very throne of God on our behalf - all we have to do is
Yes, all prayers ultimately go to God. However, keep in mind that
asking the saints to pray for us is no different than asking a
friend or relative to pray for us. The saints have a special "in"
with God by virtue of having made it to God's kingdom in Heaven.
These saints have a particular predilection for helping those of us
struggling with pornography, lust and impurity -
Margaret of Cortona
- Patron saint of those who suffer
from sexual temptations.
Therese of Lisieux
(The Little Flower of Jesus) - Model of purity
(Powerful with God) - Early Christian
virgin and martyr
tortured and killed for
witnessing to Christ.
- Another early Christian martyr who was mutilated and
killed rather than allow herself to be
a Roman soldier.
- An Irish Christian martyr who was killed by her father rather than
enter into an incestuous marriage.
Mary of Egypt
- A reformed child prostitute who died a hermit.
Patron saint of penitent women, prostitutes and sexual temptation.
Saint: Clare of Montefalco
(Clare of the Cross) -
O God, you chose to glorify Saint Clare of the Cross, fixing in
her life and on her heart the signs of Our Lordís passion, so that she
might be a model of faith and an example of love. Through her
intercession, grant me a vibrant devotion to the cross of Jesus so that
I, too, may be an authentic disciple of our Divine Redeemer for the
salvation of the world.
Saint Clare, pray for me that I may be strengthened each day to
take up my cross and follow Jesus. Amen.
- Italian peasant girl who, at the age
chose death over sexual
St. Maria Goretti was murdered in
and canonized on
Mary, the Mother of God
- Virgin of Virgins,
model of perfect purity.
She desires, above all
else, to lead each and
every one of us, her
children, back to her