2013 Patron Saints

On the occasion of the New Year 1935 Saint Maria Faustina made this entry in her spiritual Diary:  "Jesus likes to intervene in the smallest details of our life. And He often fulfills secret wishes of mine that I sometimes hide from Him, although I know that from Him nothing can be hidden. There is a custom among us of drawing by lot on New Year's Day, special patrons for ourselves for the whole year...”

~ Saint Maria Faustina

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We are trying to get an early start on 2013.  Dad initiated the saint selection for the family’s patron saint for 2013.  Then each of us took a moment for prayer before we allowed a saint to select us as our personal patron saint for the year.* 

We used the Saint’s Name Generator.

2013 Family Patron Saints

Here are our patron saints for 2013:

  • Family – St. Guy of Anderlecht – Feast: September 12
  • Dad – St. Paul the Apostle - Feast: June 29; January 25 (celebration of conversion)
  • Mom – St. Bernard Scammacca - Feast: February 16 (fitting since I am due with Baby G on Feb. 17)
  • Rose – St. George – Feast: April 23
  • Sparkles –  St. Charles Borromeo – November 5 (old) – November 4 (new)
  • Sweetie – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Feast: January 4

*Only those who receive or will receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, selected a patron saint for the year.  The boys will focus on growing in devotion to their namesakes.

 

Family Patron Saints from 2010 I 2011 I 2012.

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! I think we may follow suit. Thank you!

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  2. We will be picking our saints (or allowing them to pick us!) on Jan. 1st; and I'm already praying about it! I really like your idea about having the younger ones growing in devotion to their namesakes.

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  3. Beautiful!! What a wonderful tradition to pass on to your GFG's.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  4. We always do this. I usually do each one of us and last year I said 'let's just do one for the family'...and we picked - the Holy Family! Perfect!
    Holy Family - pray for us

    we'll see who we get for 2013!

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