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If You Could Pick Your New Religious Name, What Would It Be?

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Kateri89
Just for fun, what name would you choose if you were a religious Sister? Obviously from my username, I love St. Kateri but there are lots of other saints I love. I know in some Orders the Superior picks the name for you but this is purely hypothetical. So if you could pick your new name, what would it be and why?

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:alone: <---I just really like this emoticon and wanted to use it. It has nothing to do with the topic though :lol4:

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DiscerningCatholic
My top 3:[list=1]
[*]Sr. Therese Faustina, O.P. (<-- had to add that)

[*]Sr. Bernadette Caritas

[*]Sr. Rita Dominic
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ETA: this could all change by the time I enter... x) Edited by DiscerningCatholic

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Spem in alium
Sr Ruth. Anything with Ruth, really. Joseph and Rita are good names too.

[quote name='DiscerningCatholic' timestamp='1352818515' post='2509168']
My top 3:[list=1]
[*]Sr. Therese Faustina, O.P. (<-- had to add that)
[/list]
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Really like :)

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EmilyAnn
I have a whole list:
Sr. Mary Ambrose
Sr. Mary Paul
Sr. Maria Albertina
Sr. Mary Helen
Sr. Maria Miguel
Sr. Mary Moses
Sr. Mary Agnes

But I decided a while ago that I do not want to submit any names and just let Mother decide for me.

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PhuturePriest
Women are interesting indeed. Before I discerned out, I never had huge lists of what my Religious name would be, or thought about it much. I just figured what my Superior chose it would be fine.

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i<3LSOP
Here's [i]part[/i] of my list:

Sr. Mary Therese
Sr. Therese Grace
Sr. Mary Fiat
Sr. Rachel Elizabeth
Sr. Marie Stella
Sr. Rachel Chiara

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ChristinaTherese
Whatever Mother chose, but I would like it to follow the pattern of: Sr. <Mary, Maria, Marie, or any other form of Mary> <some Saint's name> of the <Passion, Cross, or Sacred Heart>. Of course, the title is only if the order has them.... And I definitely would like Mary to come first.

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Kateri89
I don't have a long list of potential names because I feel like I should want a name of a saint that I have a lot in common with. But in any case, I can think of a few that I would really like:

Sr. Maria Teresa
Sr. Kateri Teresa
Sr. Maria Bakhita

I'm thinking that if I have any choice in the name, it should start with Maria. I picked that as my confirmation name for St. Maria Goretti and for some reason, it just feels like a comfortable fit if ya know what I mean.

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OnlySunshine
A while back, if you had asked me what I wanted, I would have said Sr. Mary Elizabeth or Sr. Mary Isabela. I still LOVE those names but I am growing very attached to my patron saints for this year and I might like to have either:

Sr. John Paul
Sr. Jerzy (for Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko)

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InPersonaChriste
Sr. Marie Claire of the most sacred heart (my birthday is the feast)
Sr. Francis Chiara
Sr. Marie Genevieve
Sr. Scholastica Jane

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emmaberry101
Like EmilyAnne, I really would like Mother to pick for me, assuming I make it that far. I am so glad I did not end up in a Carmel where you choose a name going in, because I will really treasure having a name given to me (again, assuming they don't kick me out before then!). This is for the same reason I like and value my birth name.. that it was chosen for me by my birth Mother (and dad :P) whom I love and respect. In the same way, I love and respect Mother Abbess, and the significance and beauty that any name may have for me personally will be far outshone by any name she chooses for me, just because she chose it for me through prayer. It's the same reason that most people who would not have picked their birth names for themselves generally don't legally change their name when they are of age. The name has value distinct from itself because of the ones who chose it for us.

Of course, this is assuming that it is alright to not submit any names-for all I know, the PCCs may require a list! And in some of the larger communities, this would be a large (probably too large) task for the Superior, so it makes perfect sense to ponder and submit religious names.

Sorry for waxing on. [color=#282828][img]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/public/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif[/img][/color][color=#282828] [/color]

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TheresaThoma
I kind of like Sr Miriam Edith or maybe something like Thomas/Thoma. My one friend says that I should be Sr Stella Maris since I love astronomy!

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