Monday, December 4, 2017

New (Liturgical) Year, You Know What That Means!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!


St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross has sure been great to me and Robbie this past year, but it is time to move along and begin a new friendship with our patron for 2018.


This year, I decided to choose separate Saints for me and Robbie. I went first:



Yeah. So... ok, let's pick someone new, for me AND Robbie (I'm sorry Vladimir, I really never do this, but... c'mon, now, really??):



Awww, much better. His Feast Day is the day before Robbie's birthday (and the day I really thought Robbie would finally be born, it was Divine Mercy Sunday), and Joseph is his middle name, and I can get on board with this. 

As I always do, I quickly Googled him, too.

He shares my birthday! He's Italian (is actually Giuseppe Moscati), and was a physician.

"Not often is someone with a professional degree from a modern secular university declared a saint. Moreover, it is positively earth-shattering when an internationally acclaimed scientist becomes a certified miracle-worker."

My kind of guy! Seems a perfect fit for us, and I'm excited to start this new year with a great new friend, and male role model in heaven for Robbie. (Sorry, Vladimir...)


OH, and it gets EVEN BETTER...

For those who have been following right along with the development of my new Holistic Fertility Program, with its Mind-Body-Soul approach, check this out:

"His approach was indeed holistic, but it extended beyond what can be learned in the lecture hall or the laboratory. "Remember," he once wrote to a young doctor, one of his former students, "that you must treat not only bodies, but also souls, with counsel that appeals to their minds and hearts rather than with cold prescriptions to be sent in to the pharmacist.""

WOW! Thanks for picking us, St Joseph Moscati!

Go hop over to my friend Jen's site, where I've been snagging this every year, and come back and share your Saint and special connections, here!


Happy New Year, all!




4 comments:

Rebecca said...

I want to go on record as saying I'm going to LOL (with you, of course) when you are writing a post next year about how Vladimir really did help you out in some obscure way this coming year.

For now, St. Joseph Moscati, pray for Amy and Robbie!

PaxEtBonum said...

Hi Amy, I would not so easily ‘retire’ a saint. I myself had weird picks that became more meaningful during the year. The webpage doesn’t says that your first pick is a patron saint for Ukrainians and he was very skilled opening up commercial routes. Who knows, maybe you will understand your pick later on..

Kat said...

Watch out St. Vladimir is totally going to help you out this year ;) It sounds like St. Joseph Moscati is a great patron for your business though!

I just got St. Valentine of Rome which sounds so cheesy to me but I am excited to learn more about him!

Molly M. said...

I went and selected ones for my son and I.

I received St. Andrew Corsini, the patron saint against riots and civil disorder. Not sure why he was picked for me, but I have felt called for a couple years now to spread light and love wherever I can. I also am highly amused by it since I portray Elsie Bowerman in a Titanic dinner. She was a member of the WSPU (the militant suffragettes who blew up postboxes and threw bricks), but that while she spread the word about women's right to vote and helped bring in new members, she never took part in any of the deputations instead working tirelessly to speak with people one on one. I don't believe she much caired for civil disorder too.

For my son, St. Peter Orseolo was chosen. That one is more mysterious to me. My little boy is 5, so we shall see.