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st jennifer of disasters
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
While trying to find a female saint to patron an order of militant demon-killing nuns, I ran across this: Female Patron Saints

There is a Saint Jennifer, patron saint of disasters.

My life is prefect, jsyk.

Also, if anyone can offer up a saint to name an order of militant demon-killing nuns after, I could also use suggestions. St. Jeanne d'Arc seems a little too on the nose. This thing is over 180,000 words, so really, why not have a militant order of demon killing nuns? That's the question you gotta ask yourself, and truth? No reason at all.

Honest to God, this spn fic from hell was started as a writing exercise to get back in the mood. The mood has not yet passed. On the other hand, exciting moment; I realized because of location of some parts, I could use y'all in dialogue finally, and my God, you have no freaking idea how magical it is to finally have command of a second person plural pronoun while writing. It's beautiful.

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Personally, I dig Saint Bridgit . She's a scrappy Irishwoman and allegedly performed an abortion. Ignore the Catholic index and read the wiki. The feminists have really taken her to their bosom.

She's a badass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Bridget

Saint Brigid is one of the few saints who stands on the boundary between pagan mythology, Druidism and Christian spirituality. Saint Brigid is the most famous female leader of the early Celtic Christian Church.

Even as the lore of the pious saint was being spread to America, Australia and other English speaking countries by Irish missionaries including the Brigidine Sisters founded in her honour in 1807, Brigit was adopted as an icon by 20th century feminists who admire her achievement in a patriarchal society. Her political proponents included Maud Gonne and Inghinidhe na hÉireann who promoted her as a model for women. Within the institutional church, there were many who hailed her achievement (and her successor abbesses) of holding a position superior to their male counterparts and the claim, consistent in her Lives, that she had the status of a bishop, a status afterwards accorded to successive abbesses of Kildare until the twelfth century, was a source of inspiration despite being downplayed in times of high misogynism by more Anglo-centric writers and translators.[22]

I second your choice! *grin* I'm using her in context in a different fandom. I'm using her Forge aspect for my law enforcement Dresden style wizard!Danno over in H50. She's got her own battlefield aspects and works seamlessly with militant demon killing nuns as much as healers.

Saint Barbara is the patron saint of those who deal with explosions. Might work for you.

Just from looking at the info in your link I suggest Saint Genevieve. She was at the end, as patron of the Women's Army Corp.

Also, here's part of the text about her:

How Saint Genevieve is represented in Christian Art
...Despite the piety of her life she was beset by demons. Often during her vigils the tapers would be extinguished, and as quickly re-kindled by her prayers and faith. "For God never permitted her to remain in the dark when she prayed for light." St. Genevieve is therefore represented in Christian Art with a lighted taper in her hand, and a demon trying to blow it out from behind her shoulder with a pair of bellows.

I would second St. Genevieve since she's who I'm named after, but since that's a bit self-serving, may I also recommend to your attention San Francesca Romana? Who did a fair bit of demon-wrestling in her day. As Wikipedia puts it, she could sense plots of diabolical origin.

You could always learn Russian for the plural second person.

I'm kind of wondering how it would work now to break into Russian during dialogue now. I took Russian in college, so assuming I could find my homework from freshman year, this is vaguely tempting on a theoretical level.

I could also break into the vosotros form of Spanish, which would have the added advantage of useful exercise for work.

Tempting.

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I KNOW. IT'S FREAKING MAGICAL.

How about St Quiteria?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiteria#Quiteria_and_the_nine_nonuplet_sisters

In the 5th century she and her 8 sisters escaped after being imprisoned by their father for refusing to marry pagans and then they waged a guerilla war against the Roman Empire before eventually being caught & beheaded.

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