Thursday, April 6, 2006
The Saint for the Year Devotion Continues

(Moved to the top of my blog)

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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37 comments:

February 15, 2006 at 7:18 AM
Eddy Lee said...

Moneybags,

If you could hook me, I'd appreciate it!

Yours in Christ,

Ed

February 17, 2006 at 8:41 AM
Anonymous said...

Moneybags, I always thought my saint was padre pio please do what you think and follow up on this as soon as possible. for me and GOD bless you william

March 3, 2006 at 8:15 PM
Moneybags said...

Eddy and William, I've posted both of your saints on the results page.

March 4, 2006 at 2:07 PM
Anonymous said...

Any recomandations on how to dive into a deeper relationship with the saint that chose you?

March 4, 2006 at 3:43 PM
Melissa said...

Thank you for taking the time to do this for so many people.

I'd like a saint too, please.

March 5, 2006 at 1:32 PM
Moneybags said...

Anonymous,

I would recommend prayer to the saint. I'm sure you could find many prayers online and I would also include litanies/novenas if possible. Just remember to pray to them regularly asking for prayers.

March 30, 2006 at 3:37 PM
Randy said...

I got mine.

April 2, 2006 at 11:43 AM
Kim said...

Thank you for helping me find mine clear back in January. I have found many connections between my saint and me.

If you wouldn't mind, could you please find a saint for HD, and for my mom. :)

Thank you, once again.

April 3, 2006 at 12:14 AM
Kim said...

Thank you so much for finding saints for HD and my mom. The connections are obvious, hopefully with many more to be discovered. :)

April 3, 2006 at 2:28 PM
Ron Rolling said...

With all I have/am going through, I also request a patron saint for this year.

April 3, 2006 at 3:42 PM
Anonymous said...

If there are any left, I too would like a patron for 2006. Jeeves can't be everywhere you know!

Bertie

April 3, 2006 at 3:44 PM
Anonymous said...

Could you pick one for me?
Thanks,
Becky

April 3, 2006 at 4:04 PM
Anonymous said...

Could you ask your friend to pick a saint for me plz? I've always loved that passage she refers to from Sr. Faustina.

April 3, 2006 at 4:56 PM
O=onionboy.ca+luminousmiseries.ca said...

I am glad this is still happening. I ask quite a while back but must have got missed; God's will no doubt ;-)

April 3, 2006 at 5:16 PM
Anonymous said...

Please have a saint choose me, too.

Thanks and God bless.

Mom of four

April 3, 2006 at 9:35 PM
Moneybags said...

Here are some results for you. Please just let me know that you see this message. Thank you:

Anonymous (the mother of four) - St. Barachisius 03/29

Owen - St. Imelda Lambertini 05/12

The other Anonymous person - St. Goar 07/06

Becky - St. Matthew, Apostle 09/21

Bertie - St. Apollonia

April 3, 2006 at 10:41 PM
Anonymous said...

Please chose a saint for me. I am having a year full of illiness and stress.
Thank you

April 3, 2006 at 10:53 PM
CathyM said...

Dear Moneybags,

I'm so glad you are still doing this as my son, Brian, would like a saint to choose him. Thanks so much and God Bless!

April 4, 2006 at 1:06 AM
Canaan said...

Could you please choose a saint for me?
Blessings,
Canaan Joy

April 4, 2006 at 6:54 AM
Anonymous said...

Is it too late? If not, I'd like to be chosen.

Leo

April 4, 2006 at 1:06 PM
willi said...

If it's not too late, please send a saint my way.

Thank you

April 4, 2006 at 3:14 PM
Moneybags said...

Here are a few more results. The anonymous person listed below is the same one that said he/she was suffering from a lot of illness this year.

Please just let me know you see this message:

Anonymous 21 - St. Crescentia 06/15

Brian - Isaac Jogues, John de Bre'beuf and Companions

Canaan - St. Amand

April 4, 2006 at 3:55 PM
CathyM said...

I got the saint for Brian - thanks so much for all the time you have devoted to this! Blessings!!

April 4, 2006 at 4:04 PM
Ron Rolling said...

Got your message. Need to do research on this one, since this saint is overshadowed by the Feast of Our Lady of Loudres.

April 5, 2006 at 1:02 AM
Diva Mom Vicki said...

I posted a request on the original 'Saint for the Year' post but I'll ask here as well. I'd love for Saints to pick my family:
Me (Vicki)
Husband, Dan
Son, Christopher
Thank you so much!

April 5, 2006 at 11:11 PM
Marianne said...

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!

April 6, 2006 at 12:14 AM
Tim said...

Moneybags,
Please have a saint drawn for me.
Thanks!

April 6, 2006 at 6:30 AM
Moneybags said...

Leo and Willi, here are your saints. Please just let me know that you see this message. Thanks.

Willi - The Eighteen Holy Martyrs of Saragossa
Leo - St. Maximus

April 6, 2006 at 10:18 AM
Anonymous said...

Thanks Moneybags,

did some googling on St. Maximus, and I've found 7 of them:

St Maximus of Constantinople (also known the the Theologian and the Confessor).
St Maximus of Turin.
St Maximus of Pavia.
St Maximus of Nola.
St Maximus of Aquila.
St Maximus of Alexandria.
St Maximus, martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Haven't realised any connection yet though.

Leo

April 6, 2006 at 3:07 PM
Moneybags said...

Tim, here's your saint:


Tim - St. Paul and his conversion 01/25

April 9, 2006 at 10:36 PM
Laura H. said...

I could have sworn I had asked for a saint already, but perhaps I did not. Can I please have a saint drawn for me?

April 9, 2006 at 10:50 PM
Anonymous said...

Hello,

I would like to request a patron saint for myself (Marie) and my spouse (Tim).

Thank you and may God bless you and yours.

April 9, 2006 at 10:51 PM
Anonymous said...

I love this idea! If you could find me a saint, I'd appreciate it!

Susie

April 10, 2006 at 3:50 PM
Moneybags said...

Please let me know you see this message. here are more saints:

Laura H. - St. Barbatus 02/19
Susie - St. Paternus 04/15
Marie - St. Marie Bernadette Soubirous and St. Paschal Baylon
Tim - St. Claude Apollinaire 01/08

April 11, 2006 at 9:36 AM
Anonymous said...

Dear Moneybags,

Thank you for the saints.

Marie & Tim

PS. Saint Bernadette is my patron saint from confirmation (how cool is that)

April 13, 2006 at 9:36 AM
Kalanna said...

Hi Moneybags,

Could you find a saint for me please?

Thank you,
Kalanna

April 15, 2006 at 11:54 AM
John said...

Thank you, and please add my comment here as a request to have a patron Saint selected for me!

A Blessed Easter to you and all!

John,
St Blog's Parish Directory -http://stblogsparish.com

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