The Multiple Personalities of Holy Week

Many of us are preparing for the forthcoming Triduum in our parishes and dioceses. The Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois has an interesting take on the various services of Holy Week.

Everyone engages with Holy Week—the week leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection—in different ways. Some celebrate. Others contemplate. Some like it loud and laudable, others need things barely audible.

And the beauty of Holy Week is that with so many different services, there are opportunities for all of these expressions of worship. You can be stretched in the less comfortable parts and be fully at home in the places where you connect easily, whether that’s with your hands in the air or in your pockets.

And in those many different opportunities for worship, there are multiple personalities involved. Thus, the community offered this variation on the Myers-Briggs personality types, paired with various saints that might also match. 

To help prepare you for worship during Holy Week, we offer this reflection on genuflection using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). If you don’t know yours, you can take an unofficial version here. Each Holy Week personality is paired with a patron saint, so we can imitate them in our own unique, sacred pathways. Read the description for which services provide adoration opportunities that are the right rite for your praise personality.

You can find the full post on the church’s website, here. We’ve also included one of the graphics below for the purposes of swift type identification. 



  1. Cute. I assume I’m not the only one who couldn’t resist taking the quiz. That particular site thinks I’m ENTJ although in the past I’ve been ENTP. I admit I can never keep track of what they all mean. (That may be indicative of a particular personality type!)

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