Thursday, June 01, 2006

Holy Top Trumps!



Over at Patter Noster there's the wonderful tale of Softsaints.com. As an aid to passing on the Faith to wee ones, Holy Cards are pretty good too (obviously trying to be a good example, leading in prayer and teaching the Faith kindly but firmly are important). The Holy Cards are purchased as a reward for good behaviour at Mass (30p from the piety stall, including plastic cover - very good value). But my own boys have developed a version of Top Trumps. So far the rules seem to be that Our Lord trumps anything and Our Lady trumps anything other than Our Lord. Can anyone suggest some more (theologically sound) rules?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Gerontius said...

You need comparable categories e.g. Martyr, Confessor, Pope, Number of miracles/conversions etc...

Does Christ not say that St. John the Baptist is the greatest of all sons of men, or something like that? St. Michael the Archangel must be pretty high as well.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Bonifatia said...

You could also take the year of death - even in normal trumpt cards, the categories are sometimes not "better" and "not so good" - and it helps you to get a clue about which saints lived in which century

9:12 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Clearly some work to be done over the w/e. Will need some guidance from the Holy Ghost this w/e!!

9:20 AM  

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