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Esto Vir

September 12, AD2013 7 Comments


\”Be a man.\”

Men are hardly given any credit these days. Hell, we cannot even get bad credit. Look at the Robin Thicke guy who pranced around with Miley Cyrus. She was slammed for her behavior, and rightly so, but Thicke hardly heard much at all. I think women and girls deserve better feminine examples than that of Cyrus. But examples of manly men or gentlemen are hard to find and the world has given up on us as can be shown by Thicke and the lack of fraternal correction he needs. It is hard to come up with a male equivalent of slut-shaming. How does debauchee-defaming sound?

For Catholic counter examples, I have listed below a number of Catholic saints that displayed manliness:

  1. St. Joseph
  2. St. Thomas More
  3. St. Aloyius Gonzaga
  4. St. Gabriel Possenti
  5. Bl. Giorgio Frassati
  6. St. Florian
  7. St. Maurice
  8. St. Michael the Archangel
  9. St. George
  10. St. Drausinus of Soissons
  11. Blessed Charles the Good
  12. St. Sebastian
  13. St. Francis of Paola
  14. St. Louis IX
  15. St. Nicholas of Flue
  16. St. Jerome
  17. St. Satruninus of Toulouse
  18. St. Eustachius
  19. St. Benedict
  20. St. Lawrence

In this masculine wasteland, there are hopeful signs. The Catholic Gentleman and Scouts of St. George have made a splash with a return to chivalry. Are there any other manly saints I missed? How about any other manly organizations that help to form men or boys?

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About the Author:

J.Q. lives in the country of Texas with his wife Denise, a Southern Belle from Trinidad and Tobago, and his three children. He holds two graduate degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, an MBA and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Having taught for five years in Catholic education, he now works in the construction industry in Victoria, TX. He is a parishioner of Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Parish in the Diocese of Victoria.

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