Saturday, August 26, 2006

"Five People" Meme

Michelle, the author of one of my favorite Catholic mom blogs called Rosetta Stone, has "tagged" me to complete the following meme. So, here I go!

"If you could meet and have a deep conversation with any five people on earth, living or dead, from any time period, who would they be?" (Explaining why is optional.)

Name five people from each of the following categories: Saints, Those in the Process of Being Canonized, Heroes from your native country, Authors/Writers, celebrities.

Five Saints:

1. Mary, Mother of God
2. St. Josemaria Escriva
3. St. Anthony of Padua
4. St. Joseph
5. St. Paul the Apostle

Those in the Process of Being Canonized:

1. Pope John Paul II
2. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
3. Blessed Junipero Serra
4. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
5. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Five U.S. Heroes:

1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Anyone on Titanic who gave up their place on a lifeboat to save someone else
3. The firefighters and police officers who gave their lives saving others, especially on 9/11
4. Parents who adopt troubled or special needs children, like Barbara Curtis
5. Joe Montana

Five Authors/Writers:

1. Kimberly Hahn
2. Michael Cumbie (granted, a speaker more than a writer)
3. Danielle Bean
4. James Stenson
5. Marla Cilley (Fly Lady)

Five Celebrities:

1. Dr. Laura
2. Ronn Owens (KGO Radio, San Francisco)
3. Mel Gibson (even and especially now)
4. Bill Clinton (clearly not in the "American Heroes" section, but fascinating nonetheless!)
5. Simon Cowell (can he really be that grumpy and cynical all the time?)

There you are: my answers, for what they're worth. This was actually educational for me as I learned a lot about some of the "blesseds" that I did not know. I had to do some reasearch to answer that one!

This was a lot harder than it seemed, as many of the celebrities and authors I enjoy watching/reading I would not actually want to meet nor have a conversation with! Which should probably tell me something about how I spend my "entertainment" time...but I'll think about that later.

If anyone would like to fill this meme out for themselves, please do so either in the comments section here or on your own blog. I would love to see your answers too!

3 comments:

Jay Di Silvestri said...

Hi Sweetie,

FWIW, Here is my list. I bent the rules in a couple of places, but here it is. . .




Five Saints:

1. St Joseph
2. St. Peter
3. St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas (for the best Catachesis ever. . .)
4. St Josemaria
5. St Thomas More
6. St. Maximilian Kolbe

Those in the Process of Being Canonized:

1. Pope John Paul II
2. Don Alvaro del Portillo
3. Father Michael J. McGivney
4. Mother Teresa
5. Father Groeschel (I know he is still alive, from my point of view it is just very early in the process.)

Five U.S. Heroes:

1. George Washington
2. Rosa Parks
3. General James Doolittle
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Carroll Shelby

Five Authors/Writers:

1. Pope John Paul II
2. Pete Townshend
3. David Hume
4. Joseph Campbell
5. Hunter S. Thompson

Five Celebrities:

1. John Stewart
2. David Letterman
3. Mel Gibson
4. George Lucas
5. Sean Hannity

Jay Di Silvestri said...

Major goof. I left Our Lady our of the list above. . . Sometimes when I think of "Saints" I leave out our Blessed Mother. My apologies. She goes to the top of this overcrowded list. This is the conversation I would love to hear:

1. Our Blessed Mother talking with St John, about the life of our Lord. How I would love to hear the stories of Christ that did not make it into scripture. What was he like as a toddler? at age 8? as a teen?

Jen said...

Hey Suz,
I can't comment on the Saints, or those in the process but I can agree with Jay on listening in on a conversation about what Christ was like as a child. Was he as mischievious as Jeffrey, as sarcastic and witty as Hannah? Did his mother struggle with his bedtime as I struggle with Jeffrey? That would be most interesting!!:)