Patron Saints

A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saint's life and when we ask for that saint's intercessory prayers to God.
"The patron saint provides a model of charity..." ~CCC 2156

Prayer to Blessed Mother Teresa

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all. Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request). Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others. Amen.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me.

Family Patron Saints Of 2013

  • Family – St. Guy of Anderlecht
  • Dad – St. Paul the Apostle
  • Mom – St. Bernard Scammacca
  • Rose – St. George
  • Sparkles – St. Charles Borromeo
  • Sweetie – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Family Patron Saints Of 2012

  • Family – St. Valentine of Rome
  • Dad – St. Joan of Arc
  • Mom – St. Mary Magdelen de Pazzi
  • Rose – St. Pascal Baylon
  • Sparkles – St. Margaret Clitherow
  • Sweetie – St. Gemma Galgani

Family Patron Saint Of 2011

Family Patron Saint Of 2011
St. Josemaria Escriva

Feast: June 26

O God, You granted your priest St. Josemaria Escriva countless graces, choosing him as a most faithful instrument to found Opus Dei, a way of sanctification in daily work and in the fulfillment of the Christian's ordinary duties. Grant that I too may learn to turn all the circumstances of my life into occasions of loving You and of serving the Church, the Pope and all souls with joy and simplicity, lighting up the pathways of this earth with faith and love. Deign to grant me, through the intercession of St. Josemaria, the favor of...(make your request). Amen.

Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be to the Father.

(printable prayer card

Family Patron Saint of 2010

St. John Chrysostom ~ DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

Feast: September 13

"...Everything is carried out joyfully and one can educate their children to virtue. When the first child is born, this is “like a bridge; the three become one flesh, so that the child links the two parts (Homily 12:5 “On the Letter to the Colossians”), and the three make up “one family, a little Church” (Homily 20:6 “On the Letter to the Ephesians”).

As you can see, dear brothers and sisters, this lesson of Chrysostom on the authentically Christian presence of the lay faithful in the family and in society, is important today more than ever. Let us pray that the Lord render us docile to the lessons of this great teacher of the faith.

Indeed, Saint John taught that the family is a “little Church” within the wider ecclesial community. Consequently, each of us has a responsibility for the salvation of those around us. Through the intercession of this saintly Bishop, may we generously embrace this and all our responsibilities in the Church and in society.

~Benedict XVI General Audiuence - Sept. 19, 2007 

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! Great prayers! Yes, each family is a "little church"! :)

    Could you please caption the painting you have up of Mother Teresa. That is actually a painting by my talented friend Mark Sanislo!



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