Hooray for Poland!

Today marks the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II! In honor, here is a post I’ve referred to often in consultations with parents: Patron saints for Caroline and Charlotte (one guess who one of my favorite patrons for girls with those names — and boys with the masculine variants — could be! 😉 ). And here are all the posts I’ve tagged “JPII” — a lot of good ones!

I also wanted to share this wonderful news that I know everyone with Polish heritage will love! As the official Divine Mercy page on Facebook put it, “On the 100th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s birthday, and on the birthday and feast day of St. Stanislaus Papczynski [founder of the Marian Fathers — my book’s publisher!], the Vatican has announced that St. Faustina’s Oct. 5 feast will be entered into the General Roman Calendar.” 🎉🎉🎉 Read all about it here! Happy Monday!

My book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018), is available to order from ShopMercy.org and Amazon — perfect for expectant parents, name enthusiasts, and lovers of Our Lady!


4 thoughts on “Hooray for Poland!

  1. Fun!
    I remember being pregnant with my 2nd and desperately wanting to name after JPII. You did a consult. I was due at Easter and wanted the middle name Pascal (boy or girl) and was trying to find a J name, but nothing fit and I didn’t quite like John/Paul variants. I still found a way and I tell my boy Martin Kane II he is named after grandpa (first), dad (middle) and JPII (the second).

    One of my good friends (Molly’s Godfather) and his mother are super close with the Marian Fathers. It is their order that gave me my Marian Fiat idea. I enjoy visits with Father Kaz.


  2. Can you do more name consultations? I know you must be up to your eyeballs with the kids during a pandemic. Maybe you could interview the boys on their favorite names or saints? I just love what you write and keep checking for more…

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    • You’re so sweet! I have a steady stream of consultations I’m working on, but most of the recent ones have been private consultations. I do have a post I’m working on for today! And I like your idea about asking my boys about their favorite names and saints — I’ll add that to my list of topics!


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