Your Saint for 2011 ~ An Inspiring Companion

11:34 AM

Where I prayerfully ask God to guide my hand in choosing for you a Saint Companion to guide your 2011....

FOR OUR 7th YEAR....it is time to pick a new saint to guide each of us this year, as we have done in years before. Did you get a saint last year? Blog about it...encourage this tradition.

It is said that the Saint picks YOU.

In our family, we post our Saints of the Year on our refrigerator so that we are constantly reminded of them... of our journey with them... to be inspired by what their life can teach us in our faith journey.

With solemnity, we each fervently pray as our hand reaches into the basket. We ask that the saint God intends to "teach and journey " with us this year will choose us.

And they have been so meaningful to us. Sometimes a certain saint likes to stay and share themselves with other members of our family....like Padre Pio, St. Therese's family and Mother Cabrini. We are growing in love for our saints. Some might say we are Saint Junkies!

Would you like to have a companion saint this year? CAN I PICK A SAINT FOR YOU?



Leave me a comment and I will leave you one back with a Saint Companion for 2011. Then, google them...read all you can about them. Get a medal and post their prayer card on your mirror...learn from them and their struggles. Make it a New Year's resolution to let them transform you in some way!

All you holy men and women, ora pro nobis.

203 comments:

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Lindsy said...

Thank you for your generous offer to choose saints for the year. My husband and I have a wonderful 2011 to look forward to- the birth of our first child! Would you please choose a saint for our growing family? May God bless you for your ministry. Happy New Year!
~ Lindsey Steciw

Lesa said...

I would like it very much if you could choose a saint for me and my 18 year old daughter for 2011. My 17 yr. old son would also appreciate a saint!! Thank you so much!!
God Bless,
Lesa
mom4adoption@aol.com

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

You know I have been waiting for this :) If I could bother you for one for each family member, it would be so appreciated!
Bob, Jen, Jacob, Jonah, Sarah, Anna, Leah & Levi

God Bless you and Happy New Year!!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I don't think I've ever done this. Can you have a saint choose our family this year? I'm interested to see which one ends up with our crazy family!

Connie Mesco said...

Hi Allison,

YES! Please have a Saint pick the Mesco family for 2011! We love this, and are making this a tradition in our home. So glad you are doing this again this year, we are really looking forward to it. :)

God bless,
Connie

Sue said...

Allison, what a wonderful tradition! Please, pick a saint for me... let me know who you pick as I bumble along my journey to grow in my Faith!

Laura O said...

This was on my mind in the wee hours this morning with me wondering if you'd offer to select patron Saints again. Thank you so much for doing this for those of us who seek to learn from the holy men and women who walked this earth before us.

Lisa said...

Allison, thank you so much for doing this again this year! Our family would love a Saint for 2011.
God bless you for bringing us all closer to Our Saints!

Jenny said...

I'm ready Allison!

The Road Scholar said...

Please pick a saint for my family of 6 kids, 2 aspiring parents. 2010 has been a tough year for us and we are very hopeful for 2011.

Thank you and we will add your intentions to our prayers.

Cathie

kimberly said...

Happy New Year! Our family would be delighted if you would choose a patron for us...God bless you!

notacookie said...

I always love when you do this -- thanks!

Lorna

Jody said...

Please pick one for me personally Allison. Many thanks! And Happy New Year to you and your family! Jody

Sheila said...

Please pick a 2011 Patron Saint for me.

Many thanks!

And prayers and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Holy New Year to you and yours.

~Sheila

Gardenia said...

Dear Allison, I would love one for our family. God Bless!

+JMJ+ said...

Congratulations Lindsy!

My hand was guided to St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, April 29th and to pray for holy women in all states of life.

Are you having a girl???!!

+JMJ+ said...

Dear Lesa,

For you - St. John Bosco, Jan 31 and to pray for teachers

For your daughter - St. ANthony of Egypt, Jan 17 and to pray for the purification of the world from evil

For your son - St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church, Jan 28 and to pray for the conversion of lukewarm souls.

How interesting that they are all January saints!

+JMJ+ said...

Dearest Jen @ Forever, For Always

Bob - Blessed Joseph-Marie Cassant and to pray for vocations to the priesthood

Jen - St. Bonaventure Doctor of the Church, July 15 Pray to and reflect on the crucified Lord.

Jacob - Blessed Leonie Martin, June 16 and to pray for children who are not understood

Jonah - St. Veronica Feb 4 and to comfort Jesus thru adoration

Sarah - Blessed Jacinta of Fatima July 26 to pray for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Anna - St. Benedict Joseph Labre apr 16 to pray for the homeless

Leah - St. Valentine Feb 14 to pray that people will model their love after God's love

Levi - St. Margaret mary Alacoque to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

+JMJ+ said...

Darling Laura the Crazy Mama - for your family...

St. JoseMaria Escriva June 26
Pray that all would find THE WAY to live for Christ each day

+JMJ+ said...

Dear Mesco family -

What a blessing to have the Holy Guardian Angels, Oct 2

Help someone to meet and get to know their guardian angel

+JMJ+ said...

Dearest Sue -

St. Bernard of Clarivaux, Doctor of the Church, Aug 20

Pray for thise who are called and have not yet said "yes." http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/BE.html

+JMJ+ said...

Dearest Laura O -

For you - St. Bernadette of Lourdes April 16 and to offer sacrifices to Mary for her intentions

For your blog - St. Leo, Doctor of the Church, Nov 10 - a heavy hitter on Doctrine, see http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/L.html

For S - St. Camille of Lellis praying for those in the health care profession

For P - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini dec 22 pray for an increase in religious, especially sisters

For R - St. Ambrose Doctor of the Church Dec 7 http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/AM.html

For D - St. Athanasius, Doctor of the Church May 2 Defender of the Faith http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/AT.html

For J - St. Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, Nov 5, pray that mothers welcome new life

+JMJ+ said...

For Lisa's family - St. Faustina of Divine Mercy! Oct 5 Pray for deeper intimacy with God.

+JMJ+ said...

For my Jenny Minute family - St. Juan Diego July 31 praying for unity among nations

Love this saint and image of Our Lady!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Allison! Please select a saint for our family. God bless you and your family.

Mychlle,
Nick,
Nicholas,
Mike and Sean

+JMJ+ said...

For Cathy, the Road Scholar - St. Francis of Assisi Oct 4 Pray for the gift of faith

For husband - Sts. Cosmas & Damian, physicians Sept 27 Pray for those who minister to the sick and to sick souls

Child #1 - St. John of the Cross Dec 14 Pray for those who suffer, that they unite with Jesus and find joy

Child #2 - Mary, Queen of Peace June 25 Bring Mary to every single conflict you come across

Child #3 - St. Clare of Assisi!!!!!! Aug 11 Pray for consecrated to grow ardently in love for Jesus

Child #4 - St. John the Baptist June 24 & Aug 29 Pray for the prophets of our day

Child #5 - St. Albert, Doctor of the Church and Science Nov 15 Pray that all would recognize God as creator of all science

Child #6 - St. Stephen, first martyr Dec 26 pray for the gift of profound holiness

+JMJ+ said...

My dearest Kimberly and in prayer for a healthy 2011 for you all -

St. Dominic Savio, March 9 to pray for the young

+JMJ+ said...

Lorna at NotACookie - Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Aug 9 Pray for philosophers and theologians.

Have you read about this Jewish convert and woman of great intelligence?

+JMJ+ said...

For Jody - Wow...and on this day...

Mary, Mother of God!

Pray for those rebelling against the Church.

+JMJ+ said...

THANK YOU, Sheila!!

And for you - a favorite of mine!

St. Peter Julian Eymard, Aug 3, saint of Eucharistic Adoration

Pray that souls make Jesus in the Eucharist their first joy in life.

+JMJ+ said...

For my friend, Gardenia and family -

Russian Saint Seraphim of Sarov, Jan 2 praying for unity of the Church

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seraphim_of_Sarov

+JMJ+ said...

Mychlle - St. Joan of Arc May 30 Pray for France and conversion of Freemasons

Nick - St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church Oct 15 http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/TA.html
Pray for consecrated souls

Nicholas - St. ANthony of Padua June 13 Pray for non-believers

Mike - St. Rose of Lima AUg 23 Pray that souls find true beauty in the Cross

Sean - St. Maria Goretti July 6 Pray for purity of heart

Anonymous said...

Dear Friend

I was thinking of this for days. When youhave time the Remaleys would like our family saint. Happy New Year.

Kathy

+JMJ+ said...

Dearest Remaley family!

St. Thomas More, June 22 praying for a culture of life from our lawyers and judges.

Didn't you get the Holy Innocents too one year?

Gardenia said...

Thank you Allison!!! Blessings in the new year.

JOYfilled Family said...

love this faithfilled custom. it has been a blessing to our family. my husband selected our patro saint for the year via the sain't name gerator. i posted the link at my blog.
may God bless you for sharing this custom and helping others.
pax Christi -lena

Kaczobek said...

Dear Allison,
Thank you so much for what are doing for so many of us. Could I bother you for picking Saints for each of my family members?
God bless you,
Joanna
Alexander
Christopher
Timothy, and
Thomas

Anonymous said...

The Reed family would love a saint for 2011. Thank you and God bless you!

Making and Saving $$$ said...

My 4yo daughter and I would like one for us to concentrate on for the year in homeschooling.

Thanks~

Mum2eight said...

I would love a saint for me, my hubby Steve and our children if you can.

Our children are:

Daniel, Sam, Madeline, Brigette, Tom, Amelia, Christopher and Joseph.

Thanks
Therese.

+JMJ+ said...

Joanna - St. Cecilia, pray for married couples to have Holy and pure love

Alexander - Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16 (this would be a call to be invested in and wear the brown scapular) Pray for peace and interior silence in the hearts of bishops and priests

Christopher - Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 11 Pray for the apostles/those devoted to Our Lady

Timothy - St. Philip Neri May 26 Pray for those who have yet to find true joy in Jesus

Thomas - St. Lawrence Aug 10 Carry the poor in your heart and encourage them

+JMJ+ said...

The Reed Family - St. Maximilian Kolbe Aug 14 Pray that Mary Immaculate may reign in our hearts
(This could be a call to a Kolbe Marian Consecration by your family)

+JMJ+ said...

$$ 4 year old girl - Holy Souls in Purgatory Nov 2 - Pray for the Holy Souls

and for you - St. Andrew Nov 30 Pray for the quiet and humble of the world who do the work of the Lord without recognition

christina said...

We would love to have a Saint Companion for 2011! Gary, Christina, Alexandra, Jacob, Carol, Aidan, and Luke! Thanks so much :)

Leanne said...

I would love to have a family Saint this year. Thank you Leanne

+JMJ+ said...

Gary - Blessed Leonie Martin, sister of St. Therese June 16 - pray for children who are not understood

Christina - St. Benedict Joseph Labre Apr 16 Pray for the homeless

Alexandra - Sts. Cosmas & Damian, physicians Sept 27 Pray for those who minister to sick bodies and to sick souls

Jacob - St. Padre Pio Sept 23 Pray for the salvation of souls that are bound to satan.

Carol - St. Jerome Sept 30 Pray for a deep love of God's Word and for bible scholars

Aidan - The Holy Family of Nazareth - Pray for blessed, holy and happy families

Luke - St. ALbert Doctor of the Church, Science Nov 15 Pray that all would recognize God as the Creator of all science.

NuthinLikeGatorMama said...

Hello, Allison, I'd love it if you could pick saints for my family!!
Krystin (myself)
Kevin (dh)
Meghan
Jenna
Kenneth
John (aka Jack)
Allison

Thank you and God bless you this year!

+JMJ+ said...

Steve - St. Thomas More June 22 Pray that lawyers and judges decide for gospel values to bring about a culture of life

Therese - St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Doctor of the Church against heresy - March 18 - Pray for those who are distracted and bewitched by false teachings

Daniel - St. Lawrence Aug 10 Carry the poor in your heart and encourage them

Sam - St. Dominic Savio March 9 Pray for the young

Madeline -St. Nicodemus Aug 3 Pray for the enlightment of Israel

Brigette - Edith Stein, St. Teresa benedicta of the Cross Aug 9 - Pray for philosophers and theologians

Tom - St. Philip Neri May 26 Pray for those who have yet to find true joy in Jesus

Amelia -Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16 Pray for peace and interior silence in the hearts of bishops and priests (wear a brown scapular)

Christopher - St. Maximilian Kolbe Aug 14 Pray that Mary Immaculate may reign in our hearts

Joseph - St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31 Pray for a spirit of total surrender

+JMJ+ said...

Krystin (myself) - Our Lady of Lourdes FEb 11 Pray for the apostles/those devoted to Our Lady

Kevin (dh) - St. John of the Cross Dec 14 Pray for those who suffer, that they unite with Jesus and find joy

Meghan - The Holy Guardian Angels Oct 2 Help someone to meet and get to know their guardian angel

Jenna - St. Faustina of Divine Mercy Oct 5 Pray for deeper intimacy with God

Kenneth - St. Leopold Mandic of Yugoslavia Oct 16 Pray for souls to make a Holy Confession

John (aka Jack) - St. Timothy Jan 26 Pray that Christians proclaim the Gospel with great zeal

Allison - St Bernard of Clarivaux Doctor of the Church Aug 20 Pray for those who are called and have not yet said "yes."

+JMJ+ said...

Leanne - St. Isidore Doctor of the Church and Education April 4 Pray that our learning promotes our sanctity and our sanctity spurs our learning and knowledge.

Nanette said...

Please pick saints for my family:
Nan, mom
Kris, dad
Jenn, John, Ian and Chloe
Jeffrey, Rebecca, Gin Juniper and Silas
Charlie
Maren
Claire
Andrew
and Anna.

My husband and older children are not practicing their faith, and their children are not being catechized, but I've been wrapping them in Mama Mary's mantle, and I know she wouldn't mind a little more support from some other patrons, besides their namesakes. Thank you, Allison, for being such a wonderful encourager!!

Angela said...

We would love it if you would pick saints for us!

In Christ,

The Millers
A (mom), J (dad), G (girl, 2), baby (due 6/11)

Tara said...

I'd love for you to "Pick a Saint" for my family!

Tara (myself)
Thomas (my husband)
Eryn (our daughter)
Riley (our son)

Thanks so much in advance!!

wink4mom said...

Hi Thank you for picking saints for families. We loved it last year .
Could you please pick a saint for each member of our family?
Rob dh
Paula
Ryan ds
Tyler ds
Jacob ds
Shayla dd

Jen said...

Hi Allison,
I'd love it if you picke a saint for my family. Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Thank you and God Bless you for this New Year's gift to all of us! I would love you to find a saint for me. Ave Maria.

Dirtdartwife said...

You picked a Saint for me last year and I'm requesting a pick again! Can I ask for one for my husband as well? :) Thanks so much!!

Dirtdartwife said...

Ok, I see that others have asked for their children as well. My children would be delighted to have a Saint pick them! I have C, A, E, E and S. Thanks so much!!!

kaykristo said...

Is it too late to get one for us too? :)

Josette
Raffy
Joey
Pax

Serena said...

Thank you for doing this. I would love if you could pick a saint for each of my family members; Jim, Serena, Annette, Lucien, Emmalee and Victoria. Thank you and may your New Year be filled with an overabundance of God's graces.

Kristin said...

Dear Allison,

I would love it if you would choose a saint for me (Kristin) and my daughter (Sarah). Thank you very much!

God bless,
Kristin

Cheryl Hess said...

We would love to have you pick us saints again this year! For my husband Pete and me, oldest son Chad (11), daughter Colby (8), and youngest son Brett (2). Thank you, and God bless!

Cheryl

Holly said...

This is so timely! this morning in prayer I was thinking of asking for a Patron Saint for each of our family members, some of whom are no longer practing Catholics, some are lukewarm and some are only beginning their faith journey!
The DiNardo Family prayerfully requests patron saints for:
The DiNardo Family
John, the father
Holly, the mother
Ramona, 5 year old
Angela Grace, 24 left Church but still believes in Christ
Anthony Gerard, left Church and is agnostic

Thank you, thank you thank you for this opportunity!
Blessings, Holly

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE for you to choose saints for our family! If you can, one for me, for my husband Jim, and for our sons John (!%) and David (11).
Thanks and God Bless.
Sandy

MRL said...

We would love a saint either for our family or for each individual person. We have Mindy (grandma), Steven (son), Isaiah, 7 year old grandson, and Avannah, 6 year old granddaughter.

Thank you so much. Blessings to you.

Jessica said...

We had St. Gregory the Great for 2010 for our family (totally appropriate). Could you pick a saint for us for 2011. Thanks and God Bless.

Christina said...

Thank you so much for doing this! I think it is a wonderful idea. If you would be willing I would love for you to a pick a Saint for me this new year. I will be finishing my master's this Spring and hopefully looking finding a job that helps me to use my talents to better serve God.

Thanks
Christina
Christinabk1@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for your offer to do this -- we would love to take part in this opportunity! If you could pick a saint for each of our family, we would truly be thankful! There is myself (Kelly), hubby Ray, then Natalie, Rachel, Mary, Elyse, and Therese.

May God bless your family abundantly this year!

Lauren said...
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Becky Booth said...

I would love you to pick a Saint for our family this year. We will be having major upheaval as my husband is being posted to Germany, and we are all settling there for a couple of years as our first British Army posting abroad. Our children are Anna (3) and Alexander (1).

God bless you,
Becky Booth.

TJsMommy said...

I would like a Saint for 2011. Thank you! ~Joan

Jennifer said...

Hi Allison,
I would love a saint again this year! You are so wonderful to do this. May God's peace and many blessings be with you and yours throughout the year!
Jennifer (in AL)

Jamie Jo said...

Dear JMJ-could you please pick a saint for me? and one for my children? Oh, heck, how about one for my husband too?

I'll be begging intercession constantly!

Pam Lees said...

Dear Allison,
May I ask if you could pick a saint for my family ? We are MODGers & right now are in the middle of a protracted move. My oldest DC, 2 college students & one graduate are staying here whilst the younger 3 DC, DH & I are awaiting the move. Feeling overwhelmed but so enjoying reading your words of encouragement. Pam JMJ AMDG

pam lees said...

um this is pam again-forgot to leave my e-mial, ds needed shower help!

Alexis C. said...

What a wonderful idea! Our family would love one as well :)

Mrs. Russianbear said...

The Yarbrough family would love if you could chose a saint for us for this year! Thank you so much.

Martianne said...

What a wonderful, fun and helpful idea. I would love it if you would pick one for our family - two parents, a 5 yr old, a 3 yr old and a 6 mos old. St Terese and St francis speak to me as I soooo need to embrace simplicity and declutter. St Gemma does, too, as the name - which I had never heard - popped up everywhere when I was pregnant with my youngest son to the point where I was convinced I was having a girl and should name her Gemma (but have our beautiful Jack instead) There are more, but I am wondering who you might prayerfully help pick us. Thanks!

+JMJ+ said...

Nan, mom - St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church july 15 praying to reflect on the crucified Lord and act with goodness toward others

Kris, dad - St. Anne, mother of BVM July 26 Pray for holiness of all mothers

Jenn - Mary, Mother of God pray for those rebelling against the CHurch

John - Blessed Charles de Foucault of France pray for peace in the Holy Land

Ian - St. John Bosco! Jan 31 Pray for teachers

Chloe - Blessed Jacinta of Fatima July 26 Pray for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Jeffrey -St Thomas Aquinas Jan 28 Pray for the conversion of lukewarm souls

Rebecca - St Anthony of Padua June 13 Pray for non-believers

Gin Juniper - St. Clare of Assisi Aug 11 Pray for consecrated to grow ardently in love for Jesus

Silas - St. Abraham of the O.T. Pray for the conversion of Israel

Charlie - St. Isidore Doctor of the Church & Education Apr 4 Pray that our learning promotes our sanctity and our sanctity spurs our learning and knowledge

Maren - St. Jeanne of Chantal Dec 12 Pray for mothers

Claire - St Camille of Lellis Pray for those in the healthcare profession

Andrew - St. Peter the Apostle June 29 Pray for the Pope and his intentions

Anna - St. Elijah of the O.T. Pray for a deepening of faith throughout the world

God bless you all!

+JMJ+ said...

The Millers
A (mom) - Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 11 Pray for the apostles of/those devoted to Our Lady

J (dad) - St John the Baptist June 24 & Aug 29 Pray for the prophets of our day

G (girl, 2)- Archangel Raphael Sept 29 Pray for healing of families

baby (due 6/11) - St. Juan Diego July 31 Pray for unity among nations

+JMJ+ said...

Tara (myself)- st. Elizabeth mother of John the Baptist Nov 5 Pray for all mothers to welcome new life

Thomas (my husband)- St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus praying to spread devotion to this reparation

Eryn (our daughter) - Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Aug 9 Pray for philosophers and theologians

Riley (our son) - St. Catherine of Siena Doctor of the Church Apr 29 Pray for holy women in all states of life

+JMJ+ said...

Rob dh - St. Cecilia Pray for married couples to have Holy and pure love

Paula - St. Anthony of Egypt Jan 17 Pray for purification of the world from evil

Ryan ds - St. Teresa of Avila Doctor of the Church Oct 15 Pray for consecrated souls

Tyler ds - St. Monica Aug 27 Pray for holy mothers

Jacob ds - St. Gertrude Nov 16 Pray for enemies

Shayla dd - St. Andrew Nov 30 Pray for the quiet and humble of the world who do the work of the Lord without recognition

+JMJ+ said...

Pixler family - The Holy SOuls in Purgatory Nov 2 Pray for the Holy Souls

+JMJ+ said...

Tiffany - Child Jesus, King of Love praying for the reign of the Child Jesus in all hearts

Jen said...

Allison, we'd be honored to have you do this for our growing Catholic family, too!

Jen the Convert

;)

+JMJ+ said...

DirtDart Wife - St. Matthew Sept 21 Pray for those who do not know the love of Jesus

DirtDart Husband - Mother Cabrini Dec 22 pray for an increase in women religious (She must like husbands, she picked mine twice.)

C - Blessed Pope John XXIII praying for the true spirit of Vatican II to bear fruit in the church

A - St. Benedict July 11 Pray for the coming of the Kingdom of God

E - St. JoseMaria Escriva June 26 Pray that all would find THE WAY to live for Christ each day.

E - St. Veronica Feb 4 Comfort Jesus thru adoration

and S - St. Francis de Sales Jan 24 Pray for writers, journalists and editors of all kinds

+JMJ+ said...

Josette - St. Padre Pio Sept 23 Pray for the salvation of souls that are bound to satan

Raffy - St, Cyril of Jerusalem, Doctor of the Church against heresy Mar 18 Pray for those who are distracted and bewitched by false teachings

Joey - Russian St. Seraphim of Sarov Jan 2 Pray for the unity of the Church

Pax - Blessed Leonie Martin, sister of the Little Flower June 16 Pray for children who are not understood

+JMJ+ said...

Jim, St. Bernadette of Lourdes April 16 Offer sacrifices to Mary for her intentions

Serena, Our Lady of Fatima May 13 Pray for greater devotion to the rosary

Annette, Bl. Joseph-Marie Cassant pray for vocations to the priesthood

Lucien, St. Ambrose Dec 7 Pray that all honor the Magisterium and that through Mary's intercession that all babies are welcomed into families

Emmalee St. Maximilian Kolbe Aug 14 (consider making a Marian/Kolbe consecration this year) Pray that Mary Immaculate may reign in our hearts

and Victoria The Holy Family of nazareth praying for blessed, holy and happy families

+JMJ+ said...

Kristin St. ALphonsus de Ligouri Aug 1 Pray for good spiritual directors

daughter Sarah - St. Stephen, first martyr Dec 26 Pray for the gift of profound holiness

+JMJ+ said...

Pete - St. Dominic Savio Mar 9 Pray for the young

Cheryl Hess - St. Lawrence Aug 10 Carry the poor in your heart and encourage them

oldest son Chad (11), - St. Thomas More June 22 Pray that lawyers and judges decide for Gospel values to bring about a culture of life

daughter Colby (8), St. Cosmas & Damian, physicians Sept 27 Pray for those who minister to the sick and to sick souls

and youngest son Brett (2). Sts Joachim and Ann grandparents of Jesus July 26 Pray for healing within families

+JMJ+ said...

The DiNardo Family

John, the father - St. John of the Cross Dec 14 Pray for those who suffer that they unite with Jesus and find joy

Holly, the mother - The Holy Guardian Angels Oct 2 Help someone meet and get to know their guardian angel

Ramona, 5 year old - St. Charbel Dec 24 Pray for Lebanon

Angela Grace, 24 left Church but still believes in Christ - St. Vincent de Paul Sept 27 Pray for compassion

Anthony Gerard, left Church and is agnostic -
St. ALbert Doctor of the Church & Science Nov 15 Pray that all would recognize God as the Creator of all science

+JMJ+ said...

me, Sandy - St. John Vianney Aug 4 Pray for priests

for my husband Jim, - Mary Queen of Peace June 25 Bring to Mary every single conflict you come across

and John - St. Philip Neri May 26 Pray for thise who have yet to find true joy in Jesus

and David - St. Nicodemus Aug 3 Pray for the enlightenment of Israel

+JMJ+ said...

Mindy (grandma), St. Luke Oct 18 Pray for those who are questioning their faith in the Church

Steven (son), St. Maria Goretti the forgiving July 6 Pray for purity of the heart

Isaiah, 7 year old grandson, St. Valentine Feb 14 Pray that people will model their love after God's love

and Avannah, 6 year old granddaughter. - St. Francis Xavier Dec 3 Pray for missionaries

+JMJ+ said...

Jessica of Belief in Abundance - St. Jerome Sept 30 Pray for a deep love of God's Word and pray for bible scholars

+JMJ+ said...

Christina bk1

St. Mechtilde - Pray for the underprivileged

+JMJ+ said...

(Kelly), St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31 Pray for a spirit of total surrender

hubby Ray, St. Bernard of Clarivaux, Doctor of the Church Aug 20 Pray for those who are called and have not yet said "yes."

then Natalie, St. Louis de Montfort of Marian consecration Apr 28 Pray for Our Lady's intentions

Rachel, St. Faustina (Divine mercy) Oct 5 Pray for deeper intimacy with God

Mary, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Nov 9 Pray for vocations to the contemplative life

Elyse, St. Francis of ASsisi Oct 4 Pray for the gift of faith

nd Therese - St. Benedict Joseph Labre Apr 16 Pray for the homeless

+JMJ+ said...

Lauren, the discerning - in prayer, God's hand led me to St. Simon of Cyrene who carried the Cross with Christ. Pray that many will be drawn to help others carry their crosses.

Hope this helps you....

+JMJ+ said...

Becky Booth - St. Leopold Mandic of Yugoslavia Oct 16 Pray for souls to make a Holy Confession

Husband -St. Pierre Louis-Marie Chanel Pray for the Gospel to be preached around the world

Anna (3) St. Catherine Laboure of the miraculous medal Nov 28 pray for the enemies of the church

nd Alexander (1) St Joan of Arc May 30 Pray for France and the conversion of freemasons

+JMJ+ said...

Joan TJsMommy - St. Genevieve pray for the virginity of young people

+JMJ+ said...

Jennifer in AL - St. Augustine Doctor of the Church Aug 28 Pray for conversions

+JMJ+ said...

Jamie Jo - St. Angela Merici, mystic and religious founder Jan 27 Pray for mothers!

Husband - St. Patrick of Ireland march 17 Pray for the laity to respond to the call to evangelize

Jedi -St. Gianna Molla Apr 28 Pray for pregnant Mothers to choose life

Ballerina Rosie -The Holy Innocents Dec 28 Pray for an end to abortion!

Mary Hannah-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Jan 4 Pray for an increase in women religious

Babycakes -St. Therese the Little Flower Oct 1 Pray for an outpouring of love in families

Sweetie Pie-St. Joseph Pray for the gift of blessed fatherhood for the world's families

Wow, some powerful ones there!

+JMJ+ said...

Pam Lees family - St. Athanasius, Doctor of the Church for Orthodoxy May 2 Pray for all to defend the faith with courage and perseverance and to not lose heart admist setbacks!

+JMJ+ said...

Alexis C - St. Peter Julian Eymard of Eucharistic Adoration Aug 3 Pray that souls make Jesus in the Eucharist their first joy in life.

Do you have a holy hour?

+JMJ+ said...

Yarbrough family - archangel Gabriel Sept 29 Pray that Divine love will conquer the world

+JMJ+ said...

Martianne - St. Helen who found the cross Aug 18 pray for children who are mistreated

husband - St. Leo Doctor of the Church Nov 10 Pray to have Christ's peace guide you in all tribulations


a 5 yr old, St. Rose of Lima Aug 23 Pray that souls find the true beauty of the cross

a 3 yr old St. Martin de Porres Nov 3 Pray for greater humility, charity and generousity in God's service

and a 6 mos old. St. Timothy Jan 26 Pray that Christians proclaim the Gospel with great zeal

+JMJ+ said...

Jen the convert :)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16

Pray for peace and interior silence in the hearts of bishops and priest

Do you wear the scapular? Are you invested in it?

A Handmaid said...

I'm so grateful that you chose saints every year - thank you.

Please choose for us:

Lance
Stephanie
James
Ian
Johnathan
Lily

God bless

Stephanie

Noel said...

We would love to have you pick out a Saint for our Family! What a wonderful tradition.

Noey another Catholic Convert :)

Lauren said...

I am SO happy I commented for your 'advice,' I nearly didn't bother, having all but selected St. Teresa of Avila. When I first saw your reply with St. Simon of Cyrene I admit to being a bit surprised, as I thought about it more however, I realized he was really the PERFECT patron saint for me at this time. After a year of teaching full-time I made the decision to move back home with my family. I was dissapointed about not using my education, but realised my greater goal is to "use" my life by serving God through others. What better role model in trying to serve the marginalized, than the man who served the marginalized Christ Himself!!

I wrote all about it in my blog today too. http://journeyliving.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-winner-is.html


sorry this post is soooo long!

Kathy Lemanowicz said...

Dear Alison,

Please pick a saint for us this year. Thank you so much!

The Lemanowicz Family

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much, Allison!
God Bless you.
Jennifer (AL)

Jennie Prater said...

Dear Allison,

Could you please help our saints find us this year? Thank you so much! We really appreciate it!

We are:

Bruce
Jennie
Tess
Alden
Jillian
Camille
Sarah

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! A saint for us would be perfect.

Brenda
Scott
Sarah, 13
William, 12
Steven, 10
Melissa, 9
John, 5

Thank you,
Brenda in Michigan

Michele said...

Thank you so much for offering to choose a saint for our family. Would love someone for my husband and 2 boys (10 and 5) as well as myself. We are a homeschooling family, and I look forward to learning more about our saints this year. Thank you again!

Tabatha said...

I'd love if you would do this for the Klug family again. What a gift you give everyone doing this every year. Thank you!

Vos Family said...

Our family would love it if you would have a saint pick our family for us to encorporate into our lives for 2011. We cannot wait to see who chooses us!

Satchfanswife said...

I would love for you to choose a saint for my family and also wonder if you would choose one for my confirmation class as well. Thanks and God bless! T K

debbi said...

Allison,
I would love a Saint for myself and one for my 8yo dd. thank you and God bless!
Debbi

Melissa in MN said...

This is a wonderful tradition and gift. I would truly appreciate you choosing a saint for my family this year.

+JMJ+ said...

Lance - St. Catherine of Siena Apr 29 Doctor of the Church Pray for holy women in all states of life

Stephanie - St. Timothy Jan 26 Pray for Christians to proclaim the Gospel with great zeal

James - St. Alphonsus Aug 1 Pray for good spiritual directors

Ian - St. John Chrysostom Sept 13 Pray to be obedient to God's will and be kind to to others, especially if they are unkind to you

Johnathan - St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31 Pray for a spirit of total surrender

Lily - St. Francis Xavier - Pray for missionaries Dec 3

+JMJ+ said...

Noel - St. Gianna Beretta Molla Apr 28 Pray for pregnant mothers to choose life.

+JMJ+ said...

The Lemanowicz Family -

St. John the Evangelist Dec 27 Pray for those wounded by life that they may be healed.

+JMJ+ said...

Bruce - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Jul 16 (Does he wear a scapular?)
Pray for peace and interior silence in the hearts of bishops and priests

Jennie - St. AUgustine Doctor of the Church Aug 28 Pray for conversions

Tess - St. Lawrence Aug 10 Carry the poor in your heart and encourage them

Alden - St. Joan of Arc May 20 Pray for France and for the conversion of freemasons

Jillian - Child Jesus, King of Love Pray for the reign of the child Jesus in all hearts.

Camille - The Holy Innocents Dec 28 Pray for an end to abortion

Sarah - St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Nov 9 Pray for vocations to the contemplative life

Christine said...

Did you pick on for me?

If you please? There are so many not sure if I am in there or not?

+JMJ+ said...

Brenda - St. Stephen 1st martyr Dec 26 Pray for the gift of profound holiness

Scott - St. Genevieve Pray for the virginity of young people

Sarah, 13 - St. Anthony of Padua June 13 Pray for non-believers

William, 12 - St. Clare of Assisi Aug 11 Pray for consecrated to grow ardently in love for Jesus

Steven, 10 - St. Monica AUg 27 Pray for holy mothers

Melissa, 9 - St. Martin de Porres Nov 3 Pray for greater humility, charity and generosity in God's service
John, 5

+JMJ+ said...

Michelle at Tyson Zoo - St. Michael the Archangel Sept 29 Pray that those who are under the influence of satan may be saved

Husband - St. Isidore Doctor of the Church Apr 4 Pray that our learning promotes our sanctity and our sanctity spurs our learning and knowledge

First child - St. Juan Diego July 31 Pray for unity among nations

2nd child - St. Camille of Lellis Pray for nurses and those in the healthcare profession

+JMJ+ said...

Klug family - St. Anthony of Egypt Jan 17 Pray for the purification of the world from evil

God bless, Tabatha!

+JMJ+ said...

VOS family - St. Catherine of Genoa Sept 15 Pray for the souls in purgatory

+JMJ+ said...

Satchfanswife - Blessed Pope John XXIII Pray that the true spirit of Vatican II can bear fruit in the Church

Class - St. Abraham of the O.T. Pray for the conversion of Israel

+JMJ+ said...

Debbi - St. Thomas More Jun 22 Pray that lawyers and judges will decide for Gospel values and bring about a culture of life

8 year old DD - St. Angela Merici Jan 27 Pray for mothers (mystic and religious founder)

+JMJ+ said...

My friend Christine!

Blessed Charles de Foucault of France
Pray for peace in the Holy Land.

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20051113_de-foucauld_en.html

Archbishop Fulton J Sheen on Youtube speaking on Blessed Charles de Foucald - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Os_PEyTU5s&feature=related

misspam said...

Please pick a saint for the Smiths--Joe(dh), Pam(dw), Aaron(ds) and Rachel(dd). Thank you ever so much!!! God bless you!

nosoulleftbehind said...

Will you please pick a saint for me? Thanks!

Jen

Noel said...

Thank you very much! I look forward to learning more about St. Gianna Beretta Molla this year.

Anonymous said...

A saint for new beginnings alone after Emotional abuse...Lori and her 5 kids.

Dawnya said...

Could you please choose a saint for our family, God bless you, Dawnya margueritemary@verizon.net

tallyma said...

Please pick a saint for me, and for my two sons, age 12 and 9. Thank you so much!

groovie mom said...

I thought I made a request Sun. night, but I don't see it so I'll try again. Please choose a saint for me, my 9yo son and 6 yo daughter. Thanks!

cantatrix said...

What a beautiful charism! I read your post on the KIC list. I would appreciate any saint recomendations you have for us:
Jenny (me)
S. (my husband, new convert)
D. (DS, 16, in high school, health challenges)
G. (DD, 15, in high school)
little S. (DS, 9, homeschooling)

May God bless you and your family in this new year.

Kay said...

Thank you for following my blog.

I'm thinking I probably need a saint for 2011 and thank you for making these connections. God bless.

Alexandra said...

Could you please pick a patron saint for 2011 me, I am a busy mom to four boys, one of whom is special needs. I look forward to spending more time in devotion. Thank you in advance. Alexandra Bryn

Joe, Anna and baby Gus said...

thank you! We would love companion Saints! My husband, Joe, myself, and our little boy! This is one of the best parts of the new year!

+JMJ+ said...

Smiths--Joe(dh), St. Gertrude Nov 16 Pray for enemies

Pam(dw), St. Therese Doctor of the CHurch Oct 1 Pray for an outpouring of love in families

Aaron(ds) - St. Rose of Lima Aug 23 Pray that souls find the true beauty of the cross

and Rachel(dd) - St. ALbert Doctor of the Church Pray that all would recognize God as the Creator of all science.

Olga said...

I would love if you picked a Saint for me :)

Al said...

Oh! What a wonderful idea! Am I too late? I would love a saint for the year.
Blessings,
Alison

Christine said...

Thank you so much. This is perfect. My prayers are answered.

YOU are a great friend.

Ashley said...

I'm late! ;) I hope it's not too late. I would love for you to choose one for me and one for my family (Drew family).

Thank you so much!

God Bless you!

AShley

+JMJ+ said...

Jen from NoSoulLeftBehind

St. Louis de Montfort of Marian COnsecration to Jesus. April 28 - Pray for Our Lady's intentions.

Have you made the consecration?

+JMJ+ said...

Lori, beginning anew after emotional abuse - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Jan 4 Pray for an increase in women religious (She too had to begin anew, I find this very symbolic)

Child 1 - St. Peter the Apostle June 29 Pray for the Pope and his intentions for the world

CHild 2 - St. Bernard of Clarivaux Doctor of the Church Aug 20 Pray for those who are called and have not yet said "yes."

CHild 3 - Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerick author Mel Gibson based the Passion film on - Feb 9 Pray for those who share the Passion of Christ in our time

Child 4 - St. Maximilian Kolbe Aug 14 Pray that Mary Immaculate may reign in our hearts

Child 5 - St. Bonaventure Doctor of the Church July 15 Pray to reflect on the crucified Lord often and share unselfishly

Jennie Prater said...

Dear Allison,

Thank you so much for the saits!! We love them. :-) :-)

+JMJ+ said...

Dawnya -

St. Peter Julian Eymard Aug 3 - Saint of Eucharistic Adoration - Pray that souls make Jesus in the Eucharist their first joy in life

Sounds like you are being called to a Holy Hour!

+JMJ+ said...

Tallyma - St. Jeanne de Chantal Dec 12 Pray for mothers

son 1 - St. Athanasius Doctor of the Church Orthodoxy May 2 Pray for all to defend the faith with courage and perseverence and not to lose heart amidst setbacks.

son 2 - St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church Jan 28 Pray for the conversion of lukewarm souls.

+JMJ+ said...

GroovieMom - St. Dismas, the good thief...Jesus remember me when you come into your Kingdom. Pray for the conversion of criminals

9 yr. old - St. Leopold Mandic of Yugoslavia Oct 16 Pray for souls to make a Holy COnfession

6 yr. old - St. Benedict July 11 Pray for the coming of the Kingdom of God

+JMJ+ said...

Cantatrix

Jenny (me)- St. Pierre Louis-Marie Chanel Pray for the Gospel to be preached throughout the world

S. (my husband, new convert)- St. Mary Mother of God Pray for those rebelling against the Church

D. (DS, 16, in high school, health challenges) - St. Valentine, physician & Martyr Feb 14 Pray that pople will model their love after God's love

G. (DD, 15, in high school) - St. Mechtilde Pray for the underprivileged

little S. (DS, 9, homeschooling) - Archangel Gabriel Sept 29 Pray that Divine love will conquer the world

+JMJ+ said...

Alexandra Bryn - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotion in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Oct 16 - Pray for those crushed by trials

+JMJ+ said...

Olga - St. Veronica, who wiped the face of Jesus on his way of the Cross. Feb 4 - Comfort Jesus through Adoration

+JMJ+ said...

Joe - St. Peter Chanel Apr 28 Pray for missionary vocations

Anna - St. Luke Oct 18 Pray for those who are questioning their faith in the Church

Baby Gus - St. Philip Neri May 26 Pray for those who have not yet found true joy in Jesus

+JMJ+ said...

Al

Alison - Newborn Baby Jesus, let the baby Jesus be your guide

+JMJ+ said...

Ashley - St. John of the Cross Dec 14 Pray for those who suffer, that they unite with Jesus and find joy

Drew family - St. Martha of Bethany July 29 Pray for the despairing

Margie said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing! May God bless you abundantly!! May I please ask for a Saint companion for myself and for my family? God Bless you!

Terry D said...

Can you please pick a saint for me.

Kay said...

I hope you found my reply to your question about using the image of Mary, Queen of Peace and it is certainly fine.

Also, can you please pick a saint for me? Thank you.

Ashley said...

Thanks, Alison! My due date just happens to be July 29!!! What a great saint for the Drew family!!!

As for me, St. John of the Cross is a perfect choice too. My grandmother suffered much during her final weeks of life. She was in the hospital in agony on December 14. She was unable to eat or drink much and could barely put together two words. I will pray for her soul as I pray for others who are suffering and despairing.

Thank you so much.

Ashley Drew

Kimberlie said...

I found your blog through Jen at Forever, For Always, No Matter What. I used Conversion Diary tool for our personal saints this year but I love the idea of having a patron saint for my blogs. My family blog is http://www.welcometothedumplinghouse.blogspot.com and my personal thoughts blog is http://www.carpeveritatem.wordpress.com

You can feel free to take my blog addresses out or delete my comment altogether. I would just love to have some more saints personally praying for us. :)
Thanks so much!
Kimberlie

+JMJ+ said...

For Terry D - St. DOminic, AUg 8 Intercede for hardened hearts

+JMJ+ said...

Hi Kay - Thanks!

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotion in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Spread devotion to the Sacred Heart

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

I would love for you to choose a saint to acompany me throughout the year. Thank you for this kindness!
joy in Christ..Trish

+JMJ+ said...

Kimberlie's blogs

1 - Blessed Francisco of Fatima and to Pray for children

2 - St Andrew, Nov 30 Pray in thanksgiving for the quiet and humble of the world who do the work of the Lord without recognition

+JMJ+ said...

Trish of Angel Wings and Apron Strings (the most charming name for a blog!)

St. John Eudes, author of Marian classics - Pray for the renewal of seminaries throughout the world.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=st+john+eudes&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=3620315819&ref=pd_sl_42nfud4ne4_b

kaykristo said...

Thank you, so much! Ours is so perfect! I do have a growing love and admiration for Padre Pio and my husband has been feeling a call to speak truth where it isn't. Can't wait to discover with the boys!

"Josette - St. Padre Pio Sept 23 Pray for the salvation of souls that are bound to satan

Raffy - St, Cyril of Jerusalem, Doctor of the Church against heresy Mar 18 Pray for those who are distracted and bewitched by false teachings

Joey - Russian St. Seraphim of Sarov Jan 2 Pray for the unity of the Church

Pax - Blessed Leonie Martin, sister of the Little Flower June 16 Pray for children who are not understood"

Anonymous said...

Could you pick a saint for each of us again this year? We appreciate your kindness in doing this for us!

Debbie
Paul
Ben
Ellie
Maggie

+JMJ+ said...

Debbie - Our Lady Queen of Peace - Pray for the plan of Our Lady in her appearances

Paul - St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church Oct 15 Pray for consecrated souls, they are the soul of the CHurch

Ben - St. Mary Magdalene July 22 Pray that those lost in sin will come to know the great love of Jesus

Ellie - St. Joseph Pray for the gift of blessed fatherhood for the world's families

Maggie - St. Martha of Bethany Pray for the homeless, poor, HIV sufferers among us

Dirtdartwife said...

Thank you!!!! :) :)

Karla in MN said...

Lovely...Last years Saints fit so well for each of us, I am excited to see who you pick for each of us this year!Especially interested to see which Saints will be helping us through our youngest son's bone marrow transplant...

Dad
Mom
son...Max-17
daughter...Cheyenne-15
daughter...Josy-10.5
son...Sanjay-10

Lisa said...

Would love a saint picked for our family and for each individual.
Lisa
Brent
Alex
Joseph
Matthew
Elizabeth
Emma
Anna
Angela
Thanks for offering your time to do this!

Christine said...

Am I too late to ask for a Saint for 2011? I would like one.

+JMJ+ said...

Dad - St. Monica, Aug 27 Pray for holy mothers

Mom - St. Michael the Archangel Sept 29 Pray for those who are under the influence of Satan

son...Max-17 - St. Juan Diego July 31 Pray for unity among the nations

daughter...Cheyenne-15 - St. CAtherine Laboure of the Miraculous medal (does she wear one?) Nov 28 Pray for enemies of the church

daughter...Josy-10.5 - St. Lawrence of Brindisi Aug 10 Doctor of the CHurch Pray the protestants return to the true Church thru the intercession of the BVM

son...Sanjay-10 - St. Peter Chanel April 28 Pray for missionary vocations

+JMJ+ said...

Lisa - Our Lady of Fatima May 13 Pray for a greater devotion to the rosary

Brent - St. Albert Doctor of the Church Nov 15 Pray that all would recognize God as the creator of all science

Alex - St. Rose of Lima Aug 23 Pray that souls find the true beauty of the Cross

Joseph - St. Elizabeth Nov 5 Pray for all mothers that they will welcome new life like John the Baptist's mother did

Matthew - Bl. Joseph Marie Cassant Pray for vocations to the priesthood

Elizabeth - St. Jerome Sept 30 Pray for a deep love of God's Word and pray for bible scholars

Emma - St. Padre Pio Sept 23 Pray for the salvation of souls that are bound to satan

Anna - St. Louis de Montfort of Marian Consecration to Jesus April 28 Pray for Our Lady's intentions

Angela - St. Dominic Aug 8 Intercede for hardened hearts

+JMJ+ said...

Whoops, and Lisa's family, too -

Bl. Charles de Foucault of France, Pray for peace in the Holy Land

Watch Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen speak of him on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Os_PEyTU5s

+JMJ+ said...

Christine as my house turns -

Mother Cabrini Dec 22
Pray for an increase in women religious

cantatrix said...

Thank you for your generosity! We can't wait to get started exploring and praying with our saints!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

I am delighted in your choice and want to tell you that the Lord had asked me to pray specifically for priests last year.
Thank you so much for this confirmation!
joy in Christ..Trish

McDonald Clan said...

May God bless you for your generosity! You gave us saints a few years back. Can you again? We have me (Kelly), Matt (husband), Brendan (8), Patrick (6), Erin (4), Nora (3), Seamus (1), and new baby (due in March). Thank you so much.

+JMJ+ said...

(Kelly), - St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church Oct 15 Pray for consecrated souls, they are the soul of the Church

Matt (husband), -St. Joseph! (St. Teresa of Avila was devoted to him) Pray for the gift of blessed fatherhood for the world's families

Brendan (8), - Holy SOuls in Purgatory Nov 2 Pray for the Holy Souls and ask them to pray for you

Patrick (6), -Our Lady Queen of Peace - June 25, Pray for Our Lady's Plans

Erin (4), St. Luke Oct 18 Pray for those who are questioning their faith

Nora (3), - St. Philip Neri May 26 Pray for those who have not yet found true joy in Jesus

Seamus (1), - St. Peter Julian Eymard Aug 3 Pray that souls make Jesus in the Eucharist their first joy in life

and new baby (due in March)- Archangel Gabriel Sept 29 Pray that Divine love will conquer the world

Tabatha said...

Thanks again! Jan 17th is Zane's birthday! How cool is that?!

+JMJ+ said...

Again, this year, I am blessed to hear from a bunch of you about the "connections" to your saints.

Confirmation.

It reaffirms what we notice every year - that THE SAINT really does choose you!

Looking forward to letting God and His holy men and women, our cloud of witnesses, our saints lead us....

christine said...

Is it too late for this? How do you pick a saint? or rather, how does your saint pick you?

I'd be honored if you could pick one for our family. Husband (not a practicing Catholic, but I know there's a saint who would interecede for him ;), me, girl (8), boy (6), boy (4).

Thank you!

+JMJ+ said...

Christine - St. Martha of Bethany - Pray for the homeless, the poor, the HIV sufferers

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=79

Husband - WOW! St. Augustine...really! Aug 28 Pray for conversions

girl (8), St. Matthew Sept 21 Pray for those who do not know the love of Jesus

boy (6), St. Anthony of Padua, pray for non-believers

boy (4). St. Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus Feb 4 Comfort Jesus through adoration

ChristineC said...

I was coming back here to tell you i found your list of saints and was going to do it myself. Thank you! and WOW! I am floored by both boys. Truly, the Saints do pick us.

Mackenzie Klema said...

Hello, would you please pick a saint for me? I'm eighteen, a first-year in college. Thanks!

+JMJ+ said...

Hi Mackenzie!

St. Therese, the Little Flower, Doctor of the Church

http://doctorsofthecatholicchurch.com/TL.html

Oct 1 Pray for an outpouring of love in families

jennyann1126 said...

I greatly appreciate you doing this!! I am a homeschooling mother of 2 boys; 6 and 3 years. My husband is a Catholic convert and a professional horse trainer. We live in a small southern town where Catholicism is definitly not common and I am struggling with support and friendship. Thanks again!

MRL said...

I would love it if saints would pick some of my family members who are away from the Church right now. My sons, Michael, David, John, DILs Morgan and Sarah, husband Chuck and granddaughter Emi.

Thank you so much
Mindy

+JMJ+ said...

For JennyAnn -

St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church Jan 28 Pray for the conversion of lukewarm souls

For her husband - St. Therese, the Little Flower, Doctor of the Church Oct 1 Pray for an outpouring of love in families

6yo - St. Michael the Archangel Sept 29 Pray that those who are under the influence of Satan may be saved

3 yo - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Jan 4 Pray for an increase in women religious

God bless you!

+JMJ+ said...

Mindy - St. Maria Goretti July 6 Pray for purity of heart

Michael, - St. Anthony of Padua June 13 Pray for non-believers!

David, - St Padre Pio Sept 23 Pray for the salvation of souls that are bound to satan

John, - St. Stephen, 1st martyr Dec 26 Pray for the gift of profound holiness

Morgan -St. Rose of Lima Aug 23 Pray that souls find true beauty in the Cross

Sarah, - St. Albert, Doctor of the Church Nov 15 Pray that all would recognize God as the Creator of all science

Chuck - St. Joseph Pray for the gift of blessed fatherhood on the world's families

Emi. - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotion in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Oct 16 Pray for those crushed by trials.

God bless you!

Kaitlyn Klema said...

hi! can you please choose a saint for me? im 16 years old and a junior in high school. thank you very much!

+JMJ+ said...

For Kaitlyn -

St. Valentine, priest, physician, martyr Feb 14

Pray that people will model their love after God's love

God bless!

Adrianne said...

I know I am late but I would like a saint! Thanks!

Mamas Musings said...

I was late with this last year and never got a Saint. I hope you are still doing this :) I would like a Saint for each of my family members: Husband, myself, son (9) and daughter (8)
Thanks!

+JMJ+ said...

Hi Adrianne - St. DOminic, Aug 8 Intercede for the hardened hearts.

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