This is my last reminder about this devotion for this year. If you have not participated yet, I strongly encourage you to do so.
The devotion of having a special patron saint for the year chose you is still ongoing! This isn't built on superstition or the like. Rather, a friend of mine over the Internet has a tin of 1500 saint names. I relay each name/screenname to her that askes for a saint, and she pulls a saint name for each person. The connections for some have fit to the tee and others have had to dive deeper into a relationship with their saint.
Above all, saints are alive in Heaven and continue to intercede for us. This is a part of our faith as stated in the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds. Their intercession is a wonderful part of our faith
If you would like more information please see the original post, and I've just posted more results so please also see my Results Page.
If you'd like a special saint, just ask and it shouldn't be more than a few days. This is a great tradition and if you have not participated yet, it's a great addition to our lenten purpose of getting back to Christ.
Here is a comment below that is from the person that is drawing the saints:
Let me just say that it is NEVER too late to request a patron saint for the year! Believe me, they are just sitting back and waiting for you to request them! For those that are wondering how to build a deeper relationship with their saints, I would recommend "googling" their saint and getting as much information as possible ... for so many, the connections will be obvious and almost frightening! For others, the connections will not seem to be there at all ... but don't fret and don't give up hope! Pray, meditate and talk to your saint and ask them why they chose you. Believe me, you will find out! Probably when you least expect it. Take a good, hard look at your life and compare things in your saint's life with your own. Maybe your saint is telling you something about how you are living your life. Perhaps your saint is a patron saint for some difficulty or cross in your life. Perhaps your saint's feast day is an important day in your life. Maybe your saint bore their cross in a way that will make your cross easier for you. Who knows and who will know better than you? And when you find out ... let us know. God bless and have fun finding out what your heavenly intercessor is all about!
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