An Existentialist Argument.

Nietzsche founded his philosophy on his belief that God could no longer give meaning to the lives of the men of his day. The following is a partial list of Saints, Blessed Persons, and Venerables that lived during Nietzsche’s lifetime.

Blessed Bartlomiej Osypiuk
Blessed Maria Francesca Rubatto
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
Saint Francisca Salesia
Saint Joseph Marello
Blessed Edmund Rice
Blessed Andre Bessette
Blessed Candida Maria de Jesus
Blessed Eugenia Ravasco
Venerable Maria Maddalena Della Passione
Saint Anthony Mary Gianell
Saint Marie Madeline Postel
Saint Andrew Kim Taegon
Blessed Angela of the Cross Guerrero
Blessed Arcangelo Tadini
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified
Venerable Giulia Salzano
Blessed Giulia Nemesia Valle
Saint Clelia Barbieri
Saint Vincentia Maria Lopez y Vicuña
Blessed Luigi Talamoni
Blessed María Dolores Rodríguez Sopeña
Venerable Celestine of the Mother of God
Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher
Blessed Dominic Barberi
Blessed Ludovico Pavoni
Blessed William Chaminade
Saint Vincent Pallotti
Blessed John Beyzym
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
Saint Raphaela Maria Porras
Blessed Joseph Allamano
Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia
Blessed Joseph Allamano
Saint Emily de Rodat
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
Saint Teresa Eustochio
Saint Augustine Schoffler
Saint John Louis Bonnard
Blessed Anton Maria Schwartz
Blessed Joseph Freinademetz
Saint Remigius Isore
Venerable Maria di Gesù
Saint Philip Minh
Blessed Salvatore Lilli
Saint Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
Saint Joseph Luu
Blessed Giovanni Mazzucconi
Saint Andrew Thong Kim Nguyen
Blessed Anicet Hryciuk
Venerable Marie Therese of Saint Joseph
Blessed Andrew Nam Thung
Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani
Blessed Michael Ghebre
Saint Mary di Rosa
Saint Auguste Chapdelaine
Saint Lawrence Pe-Man
Blessed Maria Cristina dell’Immacolata Concezione
Blessed Philip Rinaldi
Venerable Matt Talbot
Blessed Charles Steeb
Saint Emily de Vialar
Blessed Rosalie Rendu
Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia
Saint James Buzabaliao
Venerable Casimiro Barello Morello
Blessed Caterina Cittadini
Saint Dominic Savio
Blessed Benedicta Cambiagio Frassinello
Saint Lawrence Wang
ordination of the future Saint Pope Pius X
Saint Agatha Lin
Saint Francis Trung Von Tran
Saint Jerome Lu
Blessed Antoni Julian Nowowiejski
Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Blessed Colomba Gabriel
Venerable Amelia of Saint Joseph
Venerable Felix de Jesús Rougier
Blessed Josephine Vannini
Saint John Mary Vianney
Saint Joseph Thi
Saint Joseph Mukasa
Venerable Caritas Brader
Blessed Gaetano Errico
Blessed Johann Nepomuk von Tschiderer
Saint John Neumann
Saint Justin de Jacobis
Saint Joseph Cafasso
Blessed Pierre Bonhomme
Blessed Joseph Tshang
Saint John Hoan
Saint John Baptist Lo
Saint Joseph Khang
Saint Theophane Venard
Saint Valentin Faustino Berri Ochoa
Blessed Ceferino Jimenez Malla
Blessed Anton Martin Slom
Saint Benildus
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
Blessed John Peter
Blessed Martin
Blessed Juana Maria Condesa Lluch
Blessed Maria Dominica Mantovani
Blessed Andrea Giacinto Longhin
Saint Alberic Crescitelli
Venerable Cesare Maria Barzaghi
Venerable Bernarda Heimgartner
Saint José María Rubio y Peralta
Saint Agostina Petrantoni
Saint Jeanne Marie Kerguin
Blessed Jacques Laval
death of Venerable Charles Samuel Mazzuchelli
Saint Agostina Petrantoni
Saint Jeanne Marie Kerguin
Blessed Guido Maria Conforti
Blessed Maria Karlowska Blessed Ursula Ledochowska
Henri Chanès
Saint Charles Lwanga
Saint Pauline of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus
Blessed Jacques Laval
Blessed Maria de Mattias
Venerable Anastasius Hartmann
Saint Siméon-François Berneux
Blessed Eurosia Fabris
Blessed Ignatius Klopotowski
Saint Leopold Mandic
Saint Marie De Saint Just
Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks
Saint Mary Hermina Grivot
Venerable Carlo Liviero
Venerable Maria Luisa Josefa of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Blessed Eugenia Picco
Blessed Gregory Khomyshyn
Saint Peter Julian Eymund
Blessed Antoni Rewera
Blessed Florentina Nicol Goni
Saint Josephine Bakhita
Blessed Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran
Blessed Aurelio da Vinalesa
Blessed Clement Sheptytsky
Blessed Jose Tàpies Sirvant
Blessed John Adalbert Balicki
Blessed Ignazio Maloyan
Saint Cristobal Magallanes Jara
Venerable Agnel D’Souza
Saint Genoveva Torres Morales
Blessed Ladislao Batthyany-Strattmann
Saint Anthony Mary Claret
Saint Clelia Barbieri
Blessed Mary of Providence
Blessed Edmund Bojanowski
Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Blessed George Matulaitis
Blessed Francis Palau y Quer
Blessed Paolo Manni
Saint Maria Chaira
Saint Kizito
Saint Luigi Orione
Saint Marie Amandine
Saint Luigi Versiglia
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Blessed Anicet Hryciuk
Blessed Bartlomiej Osypiuk
Blessed Daniel Karmasz
Blessed Filip Geryluk
Blessed Ignacy Franczuk
the Martyrs of Podlasie
Saint Pedro Poveda Castroverde
Venerable Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena
Blessed Francis Coll
Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg
Blessed Luigi Variara
Venerable Angela de San Jose Lloret Marti
Blessed Frederick Albert
Blessed Mary Frances Schervier
Saint Catherine Laboure
Blessed Daniel Brottier
Blessed Francisco Castells Brenuy
Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky
Blessed Nicholas Konrad
Blessed Placide Viel
Blessed José Juan Perot Juanmarti
Blessed Maria Pilar of Saint Francis Borgia
Blessed Manuel Gonzalez Garcia
Blessed Maria Crucified
Blessed Nikita Budka
Blessed Pope Pius IX
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified
Blessed Bernardina Maria Jablonska
Blessed Clemens August von Galen
Blessed Felipe Ripoll Morata
Blessed Mary Assunta
Venerable Jean Marie Cassant
Blessed Gaetano Catanoso
Blessed Leonid Feodorov
Venerable Vincent Cimatti
Blessed Jeanne Jugan
Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger
Blessed Marco Antonio Durando
Venerable Emmanuel D’Alzon
Blessed Artemide Zatti
Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
Blessed George Preca
Blessed Joseph Moscati
Blessed Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi
Blessed Maria Mercedes Prat
Saint Joseph Moscati
Blessed Daniel Comboni
Venerable Brother Francois
Blessed Pope John XXIII
Blessed Anselmo Polanco
Blessed Isidore of Saint Joseph
Blessed Titus Brandsma
Venerable Silvio Gallotti
Saint Paula Frassinetti
Blessed Anna Schaeffer
Blessed Anastazy Jakub Pankiewicz
Blessed Gregory Lakota
Blessed Carlo Erana Guruceta
Blessed Josaphat Chichkov
Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist
Blessed Nicholas Charnetsky
Venerable Giacomo Alberione
Baron Odo Russell Ampthill
Saint Luigi Scrosoppi
Venerable Casimiro Barello Morello
Saint Joseph Mukasa
Venerable Antonio Amumdarain Garmendia
Saint Marie Victoire Therese Couderc
Blessed Mercedes Maria of Jesus
Saint Achileo Kiwanuka
Saint Adolofu Mukasa Ludigo
Saint Ambrosio Kibuuka
Saint Anatoli Kiriggwajjo
Saint Bruno Sserunkuuma
Saint Charles Lwanga
Saint Gonzaga Gonza
Saint Gyavire
Saint James Buzabaliao
Saint John Maria Muzeyi
Saint Kizito
Saint Lukka Baanabakintu
Saint Matiya Mulumba
Saint Mbaga Tuzinde
Saint Mugagga
Saint Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
Saint Nowa Mawaggali
Saint Ponsiano Ngondwe
Blessed Peter Donders
Saint Maria Soledad Torres Acosta
Saint John Maria Muzeyi
Blessed Andrew Ishchak
Blessed Charles of Austria
Blessed Isidore Bakanja
Blessed José Trinidad Rangél Montaño
Blessed José Boher Foix
Saint Padre Pio
Saint Inocencio de la Immaculada
Venerable Aurelian of the Blessed Sacrament
Blessed Giovanni Antonio Farina
Blessed Giacomo Cusmano
Saint John Bosco
Saint Mary Joseph Rosello
Blessed Jose Maria Robles Hurtado
Saint Bertilla Boscardin
Saint Cirilo Bertrán
Venerable Alberto Capellan Zuazo
Blessed Gaetana Sterni
Blessed Joseph de Veuster
Saint Paula of Saint Joseph of Calasanz
Blessed Antoni Leszczewicz
Blessed Carmelo Sastre Sastre
Blessed Edward Maria Joannes Poppe
Blessed Peter Verhun
Blessed Arnold Reche
Blessed Maria Repetto
Blessed Maria Anna Blondin
Venerable Antonio Rosa Ormieres
Blessed Maria Anna Sala
Blessed Tommaso Maria Fusco
Blessed Alfons Maria Mazurek
Blessed Laura Vicuna
Saint María Maravillas de Jesús
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Saint Antony Mary Pucci
Blessed Francis Rogaczewski
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified
Blessed Charles of Mount Argus
Blessed Ferdinand Mary Baccilleri
Blessed Josepha Naval Girbes
Venerable Amelia of Saint Joseph
Blessed Kamen Vitchev
Blessed Simeon Lukach
Blessed Caterina Volpicelli
Blessed Mary Restituta Kafka
Blessed María De Los Ángeles Ginard Martí
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Blessed Sigimondo Felice Felinski
Saint Joseph Marello
Blessed Aleksy Sobaszek
Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung
Blessed John Sleziuk
Blessed Yakym Senkivsky
Venerable Ivan Merz
Saint Henry de Osso y Cervello
Saint Vincentia Maria Lopez y Vicuña
Venerable Catalina of Mary
Saint Richard Pampuri
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Saint Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars
Saint Charbel Makhlouf
Blessed Alojzije Stepinac
Blessed Karolina Kózkówna
Blessed Nikolaus Gross
Saint Jaime Hilario Barbel
Blessed Eusebia Palomino Yenes
Blessed Alicja Maria Jadwiga Kotowska
Blessed Pascual Araguàs Guàrdia
Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno
Blessed Eugenia Ravasco
Blessed Luigi Maria Monti
Blessed Rafaela Ybarra de Villalongo
Saint Leonard Murialdo
Saint Alberic Crescitelli
Saint Maria Chaira
Saint Jeanne Marie Kerguin
Saint Marie Amandine
Saint Marie De Saint Just
Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks
Saint Mary Hermina Grivot
Saint Remigius Isore
Saint Rose Tch’Enn-Kai-Tsie
Saint Rose Tchao
Saint Rose Wang-Hoi
Saint Raymond Li-Ts’Uan
Blessed Claudio Granzotto
Blessed Vincent Eugene Bossilkoff
Saint Marciano José

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4 Comments

  1. Ed Raffetto said,

    October 6, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Bravo! How wonderful and humbling it is to see the juxtaposition of Nietzsche’s
    self-directed remark with such a powerful collection of names, each a person who grew into full human personhood through the dynamic work of grace from the living and true God. I have often wondered about the remark, both in itself and in its curious power to elicit powerful agreement from many “well-
    educated” people. Many people far more knowledgeable than I am seem willing to be taken in by this idea and to make it a kind of formulation of their own thinking. This list should give them pause, because Nietzsche was not demonstrating depth of perception. He was showing an understanding of self
    which proudly thinks it can act as if there is no God. The consequences of this can be compared with the results of the holy lives on this list.

  2. Bob the Chef said,

    February 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Well, this isn’t a philosophical argument. It’s an appeal to emotion. Nietzsche’s observation was that man was rejecting God, or the idea of God, as a rock on which to ground his life. The observation may be, as you claim, an exaggeration of the truth, but Nietzsche was not describing the pervasive state of affairs during his lifetime, only what he saw as an eventuality stemming from the philosophical shift occurring up to and through his time period. He foresaw nihilism as a result of this loss of a foundation, something which he disliked, and proposed the Ubermensch as the remedy to counter the nihilism. He believed that men during his time had not yet realized the resulting bottomless pit that resulted from their rejection of God (and it could be argued, that if true, the realization has not fully manifested itself even today). The realization of course would bring about the aforementioned nihilism.

    I believe that the views of Nietzsche are motivated for the same reason many philosophies arose, namely as coping mechanisms to be wielded against either a preexisting world view in the person himself, or against a sociological pathology. Much like snorting coke is not the optimal way to cure depression, so it is with certain philosophies, or more correctly stated, ideologies.

  3. February 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    So list like this has no value at all in determining the question of whether those who lived the 19th century lived in a time when God could no longer give any purpose to life?

  4. March 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    please can you tell me or send me a holy picture of Saint Joseph Moscati;
    Iwill Appreciate if you can send me one if possible.
    Raul Plasencia
    8210 Florida Drive Apt.311
    Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025.


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