Do you ever wonder what the saints would write about if they lived in the age of the internet and had a blog? What would they say to us? What would their focuses be? Here are my imaginings.
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa of Avila would probably have a poetry blog called “Castles of My Heart” where she would post her latest creative edifications of the love of God for humanity. Of course, St. John of the Cross would be a guest contributor. She might even post her discalced feet!
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Another great Carmelite (although, not discalced)! Her blog would probably be in letter format and contain love letters to God detailing all the ways she was so grateful for him, including his saints that help her reach him. Her blog would be called “The World is My Ship” and she would use lots and lots of beautiful flowery language.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Since St. Gianna was both a doctor and a wife and mother, her blog would probably marry the two, focusing on family life with a smattering of medical information. It would be called “Santa Famiglia” and contain essays on how these different modern issues affect family life and how they can be used to bring families ever closer to Christ. She’d probably get heavy into the vaccines debate, too. 😉
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis would probably use a blog to simply upload text of all his Canticles. Being honest, he’d probably have a soundcloud account, too, with him preaching, and link that to his blog. He’d call the blog “The Earth Cries Out”.
Pope St. John Paul II
John Paul II is well-known for his Wednesday addresses that have been collected into the work Theology of the Body. In this same vein, his blog would probably focus on the same. He understood how important the body is to the spiritual reality and so would focus on this and would call it “Bios and Zoe” (the Greek for physical life and spiritual life). Of course, he’d make it available in several languages.
St. John Bosco
St. John Bosco’s blog would focus on educating the faithful, of course! He once summed up the purpose of education like this: “The school was not the end; it was rather the instrumental means for improving the way of life.” His blog would be full of essays on how best to achieve this and instruct youth and would be called “Serve the Lord Joyfully.”
St. Gaspar del Bufalo
St. Gaspar was hailed by Pope St. John XXIII as “the world’s greatest apostle of the devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus,” due to his devotion to the Precious Blood and his promulgation of devotion to it. St. Gaspar once said, “We must let it be known how the Blood of Christ cleanses the souls and sanctifies them, particularly by means of the sacraments.” His blog would be filled with sermons and reflections on the Precious Blood and be called “Redeeming Blood”.