Tuesday, August 17, 2010

St. Benedict of Nursia

St. Benedict of Nursia (480 – 547)
As a student in Rome, St. Benedict found it hard to spend time with God in the city. So he became a hermit. Soon he became a leader of some monks but they later decided that his rules were too strict. They even tried to murder him but when he blessed the poisoned drink, the glass broke! He left them and founded many monasteries based on his rules of work, prayer and penance. He is patron saint of Europe. His feast day is on 11 July. Visit the Happy Saints store.

Monday, August 9, 2010

St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491 - 1556)
St. Ignatius of Loyola was once a Spanish knight. During a battle, he was hurt by a cannonball and had to return home. Feeling bored, he read books about Jesus Christ and His saints. St. Ignatius was then inspired to serve Jesus. Eventually, he founded the Society of Jesus, or ‘Jesuits’ who preach the Good News all over the world. He is also known for his ‘Spiritual Exercises’, a method to make wise and Godly decisions. He is the patron saint of soldiers. His feastday is on 31 July. Visit the Happy Saints store.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney (1786 - 1859)
St. John Vianney almost did not become a priest because of his weak studies. However, he was ordained because of his holiness. Father Vianney was sent to the French village of Ars which had few God-fearing citizens. Through his works, penance and prayers, he converted the entire village. Soon, people everywhere came to seek him. He heard confessions for 16 hours everyday and converted many sinners. He is the patron saint of all priests. His feastday is on 4 August. Visit the Happy Saints store.

Welcome to the Happy Saints gallery!

Hi, this gallery showcases my artwork of the beloved Saints of God, whom I call 'Happy Saints'. This title is inspired by St. Alphosus Liguori's quote that 'those who love God are always happy'. I created these cute and happy saints cartoon in the hope to generate more interest in the saints, especially among today's young and young-at-heart, who are immersed in a world of rock stars, pop idols and sports celebrities. May the Saints of God guide us all back to true happiness in Christ!

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