A Saint is a special friend in heaven who will pray for you, just as we ask our friends and families to pray for us, here. I urge you all to use the Saint Name generator after a moment of prayer, in choosing your special friend for 2015 :)
To date, I have had a mix of "big name" Saints/Archangels (Raphael), old-school "original" Saints (Margaret of Antioch), and some that were lesser known (Eugene de Mazenod, George) and not-at-all known to me (Paschal Baylon, 2014). Yet every year, no matter what huge obstacle I was met with (many of which I shared publicly here, and many I have not), these Saints managed to prove themselves as powerful intercessors and friends.
This year, today, I prayed and asked for a Saint to be chosen for me that will guide me through a brand new chapter in my life in 2015. And, I was blessed with:
St Zita, Feast Day April 27th
Patronage: Against Losing Keys; Domestic Servants; Homemakers; Lost Keys; Maids; People Ridiculed for Their Piety; Rape Victims; Single Laywomen; Waiters
I love it! I always enjoy reading the different patronages, particularly of my patron Saints through the years... always gives me something to chuckle about :) Like the year I had the Saint who wards against syphillis and skin diseases. That was a hoot. Then again, I did not contract syphillis or any skin diseases that year...
I can't wait to discover more about St Zita in 2015, particularly as I transition into the role of homemaker (and let's face it, maid, and waiter, too). But the thing that most excites me is the Feast Day - April 27th. I *wonder* if that date will be a big one for me...
(I also picked one for Baby TCIE, St Nicholas of Tolentino, Feast Day Sept 10th.)
DH hasn't picked his, yet, but I'll report back when he does.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get your Patron Saint for 2015!! Leave me a comment to let me know who picked you.