Your Saint for the Year 2012!


Where I prayerfully ask God to guide my hand in choosing for you a Saint Companion to guide your 2012....

FOR OUR 8th 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. It becomes a great learning and spiritual study to google our saint and learn and read as much as we can about them.

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 2012. 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.



(This project becomes larger each year, thank you, Lord!  Please be patient with me as I gladly respond to requests as promptly as I can.)



167 comments:

Laura said...

Could I possibly be the first one??? I would gladly have you pick a saint for us again this coming year! God Bless.

Lisa said...

Oh, Allison, I am so grateful you are doing this again! I really look forward to who our family will get each year! May God bless you family abundantly in the new year!

Anonymous said...

Could you please pick a Patron Saint for me for 2012? Many thanks for all you do for Catholic homeschooling and consequently, for the Church as well...A Blessed, Happy, Healthy, and Holy New Year...Sheila

Jamie said...

We are a new Catholic family and would love to have a Saint for the Year. Could you pick one for us? Thank you!

griffithfamily1@live.com

Gretchen said...
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Gretchen said...

Allison, I'd love for a saint to choose me through you! Er, actually, could you do this for my family and me please? There are 6 of us. (Hope that's not too many!)
God bless your new year!
Gretchen & Patrick, Frank, John, Leo, and Faith Ann

carmelitemom said...

Allison~missed last year...but NOT this year : ) Would love a Saint to guide us and watch over us in the New Year. Thanks for your dedication.~Theresa

Patty said...

Happy New Year, Allison! I would like to get in line (and I promise to wait patiently) for a saint to pick our family :) Thanks for doing this!

Maureen said...

Thank you for doing this, Alison!! Would you please select a patron saint for my family? God bless, Maureen

Maureen said...

What a wonderful idea! I am a new follower so this tradition is new to me. Would you please pick a saint for me? And maybe for my husband and 3 year old daughter? Or just one for our family? However you do it is great! Thank you! :)
purplekoolaid (at) yahoo (dot) com

Wendy said...

I love the idea of a saint companion for the year - please pick a saint for me! Blessings, Wendy

Diane Toler said...

Merry Christmas, Allison!

I'd love to have you pick a saint for me.

Diane Toler
Glenmoore, PA

Joanna said...

Happy New Year, Alison and thank you for doing it yet again. Could you, please, pick patron saints for the members of our family: Alexander, Joanna, Christopher, Timothy and Thomas
God bless you,
Joanna

Anonymous said...

Dear Friend,
would you please. Thank you

Kathy

Margie said...

You sent my family one last year, would you be so kind as to send us one for this year too? Thank you so much for your kindness!

Tina Marie said...

Alison, thank you for doing this. Would you choose a saint for our family, too. God Bless and Happy New Year!

Brandi Leach said...

I would love for you to pick a Saint for me. Than ks so much!

Brandi L.

Carly said...

Yes! Please send a companion our way! Peace and love to you. Thank you for blog! -Carly F.

Unknown said...

We would love to participate again this year. Thank you for this ministry!
Angela, Jason, Gianna (3), Joshua (6 months)

NuthinLikeGatorMama said...

I would love it, if you could find me a friend in heaven!!
God bless you for doing this, and thanks for being a good internet-friend!!

Kristin Saegaert said...

We would love for you to pick a saint for us this year! We will also be patient! Thank you for doing this.

Kristin Saegaert said...

We would love for you to pick a saint for us this year! We will also be patient. Thank you for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Allison,
Thank you so much for doing this again. Could you please prayerfully draw a Saint for me?

Judy

Mychelle said...

Thank you, Allison! Our son is home on leave from the Navy and we are all together tonight. It would be wonderful for you to choose a patron saint for our family. We have been so blessed by this in the past. It's good that we have friends in high places :)!

Thanks again and God bless,
Mychelle

Josie said...

Please and thank you and sending lots of love from our homoe to yours!

Kelly said...

Our family would love a patron saint. We are also homeschoolers and have four children. Thanks and may God bless you abundantly in 2012.

Kelly, Jerry, Conor, Claire, Ryan & Sean

daisyKat Studio said...

Allison, this is a wonderful idea. I'm so glad I found you on the CCE list. Could you please choose a saint for me for 2012? Thank you.

:) jessica said...

Thanks so much for doing this!! I emailed you earlier this week about wanting a saint for myself, husband and son... thank you! God bless. <><

Gardenia said...

So glad you are doing this again this year, Allison. I'd love for a saint to pick me for the year, through your hand!!

Nancy said...

Oh, I would love for you to consider a Saint for me! Thank you! Nancy

Lisa said...

Hi Allison,

If anyone would like to talk more about what saint you chose for this new year and why you chose them could shoot me an email at the St. Louis Review: lisajohnston@archstl.org or Tweet it to #catholicstl


THANKS!

noreen said...

I like the way your saints choose you Allison! I was picked by Saint Margaret Clitherow through a saint generator and I was thinking that the Holy Spirit led me to her... but I think I like your thinking. St. Margaret picked me! Otherwise I would have been happy for you to pick one for me! Happy New Year!

MamaMunky said...

I would love a patron saint for this year. I am a Catholic raising my son with my atheist husband. Yikes! I need all the saintly help I can get! Thank you so much for doing this, it's so sweet of you.

Lindsey from babiesbooksandsigns.com

Jennifer said...

Hi Allison,
Could you please pick a saint for me aagain this year and if I may ask for one for my husband, John?
Many blessings to you and thank you so much.
Jennifer

Andrea said...

Hi Alison,
Our family lives on Canada. Would you be willing to pick a Saint for us as well? Thanks in advance
Andrea

kaykristo said...

I was looking forward to this again this year! Last years Saints were such a blessing!
Raffy (Dad)
Josette (Mom)
Joey (7 yo)
Pax (5, going on 6 yo)

Slappy Pants said...

Hi Allison,
I'd like a companion saint. Even though my name is Michael, I am a female. I don't know if that matters, but when I've done this in the past I always get male saints. Lol I think I'd like to have someone I can relate to.
Thanks and many blessings,
Michael

Connie said...

Hi Allison, the Mesco family would love to have a saint for 2012! What a beautiful tradition.... :)

thais said...

Thank you so much Allison! Our family would love to be blessed with a saint! Many blessings in the coming New Year!
Thais

Annie said...

Hi, I am new to this tradition, and to your site. Please pick a saint for my family and I to share. Thank you so much!

Annie

Allison said...

God bless you all! Happy New year!

Mesco Family - St. John the Evangelist

Michael Slappy Pants - Hope this doesn't disappoint but my hand was led to a male saint, the one that transcribed the bible - St. Jerome.

KayKristo - St. John the Baptist
Raffy - Our Lady of Mount Carmel (wear the scapular!)
Josette -St. maria Faustina
Joey - St. Bernadette of Lourdes
Pax - Bl. Francisco of Fatima

Andrea from Canada - St. Francis Xavier

Jennifer - St. Catherine of Siena
John - Anne Catherine Emmerick and St. Clare of ASsissi.

MamaMunky - St. Cecilia

Nancy - Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity (We had her recently and enjoyed learning about her)

Gardenia - St. Luke the Evangelist

;)Jessica - sorry for the delay - St. Timothy, disciple of Paul for you and for your husband jewish intellectual and convert, Edith Stein, St. Teresa Bendicta. For your son,St. Jeanne of Chantal.

DaisyKatStudio - St. Ignatius of Loyola

Kelly's family saint - St. Camille of Lellis. (we've had this saint twice and loved learning about him)

Josie - Mother Cabrini!

Mychelle - St. Anne, grandmother of Our Lord

Judy - St. JoseMaria Escriva

Kristin S. - St. Leo, Doctor

NuthinLikeAGatorMomma - St. margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotions

Angela Unknown - Bl. Joseph Marie Cassant and Jason - St. Catherine of genoa and Giana - St. Peter Julian Eymard of eucharistic adoration and Joshua - St. AMbrose, Doctor

Carly F - Mother Theresa

Brandi Leach - Jesus' grandparents, Sts. Joachim and Anne

Tina Marie - St. Martha of bethany

Margie - St. Mary Magdalene

Kathy R. - St. Peter Chanel http://saints.sqpn.com/saintp52.htm

Alexander - St. Bernard Clarivaux, Joanna - St. veronica, Christopher - St. Monica, Timothy - St. Elizabeth mother of John the Baptist and Thomas - St. Peter the apostle

Diane Toler - St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Wendy - St. Leopold Mandic, praying for souls to make a holy confession

Maureen - Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney

Patty - St. Bonaventure, Doctor

CarmeliteMom, Theresa - St, Martin de Porrres

Gretchen - St. Charbel & Patrick - St. Athanasius, Frank - St, Joseph, John - St, Valentin, Leo - St. Rose of Lima, and Faith Ann - St. Mary Mother of God

Sheila - St. Michael the archangel

Lisa - St. Albert, Doctor

Laura - St. Francis of Assisi

elizabeth said...

Please choose a Saint for me - thank you so much.

PAX

From The Pews said...

Since you offered...

YES, POR FAVOR!!!



And Thank You ♥

God Love You and Your BEAUTIFUL Family!!

And, ummm, see what you get for offering ;)

Margaret Yo said...

Please, if you would pick one from your basket for me. I need a saint to choose to guide me. A wise and holy teacher and guide...

Thank you for your kindness! A Happy and blessed new year.

Margaret Yo said...

That is, a guiding saint for our family.... :^)

Kristina said...

I love starting out the New Year with a new friend! Can you pick a saint for me as well? What a blessing!

Pentimento said...

I already have a "saint of the year" for 2012, but would like to ask one for my brother G. He is suffering from a debilitating depression, is long-term unemployed, and is a lapsed Catholic. At one time he was reading everything he could (he is an intellectual) to try to convince himself to come back to the Church, but then he married a wonderful woman who unfortunately was raised in an atheistic home, and as a result he has fallen even further away.

Needless to say, G. will not be praying for the intercession of this saint, but I would like to pray to the saint on his behalf.

Thank you so much and God bless you.

Dawn said...

Blessed New Year to you! Please select a companion saint for me! Thank you!

Carole in Wales said...

Atllison, I realize that it is the first day of the year and perhaps I am a little late, but I believe that our family needs a saint this year. Could you still pick one for us? Thank you so much!

CDO said...

I would love to have a saint picked. Thanks!

Chris said...

Is it too late for you to pick me a saint? I thought I posted last night but it didn't go through for some reason.

Thanks,

Chris

Mrs. Russianbear said...

I would love it if you would chose a saint for my family this year. May God guide and bless you. Thanks!
Lisa Y. wife and mother (of 6).

martha unavidaenconstrucc said...

I really love it... this year Im going to begin this meanful tradition with my husband and daughter... he chose San Juan Diego, mi little daughter chose Santa Emma de Sajonia and I chose: Santa Faustina Kowalska...thanks for this!! This year they chose us!! as you said... have a blessed 2012 !!!

Sue said...

Allison, would you please pick a saint for me? God bless you! xo Sue

Wendy R said...

I love this! I will pray about it at Mass today, but I'd love you to pick one for us, too. We are a homeschooling family with three kiddos ages 2-9. Thank you for your wonderful writing.

Al said...

Hi Allison! I would love to start this tradition in my family. Thank you for this lovely inspiration. It will be so nice to ask these saints for help with these wonderful children God has entrusted us with.

Alison- mommy
Marc- dad
Liam
Elizabeth
Aidan
Mary Therese
Flannery (girl)
Augustine
Jane-Frances (the baby)

Teachinmine said...
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Teachinmine said...

Hi! I would love for you to choose a Companion Saint for our family! Only myself and my children still at home are Catholic, unfortunately so maybe with our Saint's help, the rest will follow us into the Church?! Thanks so much for doing this!

Kathy said...

Hi Allison,
Thank you for doing this!! If you are able, please draw 1 saint for each family member below. God Bless! Kathy Fetter
Kathy (mom)
Mark (dad)
Jacob (12)
Gabriel (10)
Colette (8)
Joseph (4)
Kateri (4)
Emilie (9 months)

Lindsey said...

Would you please choose a saint for the Steciw family? May God bless you in this ministry!

Erica said...

Happy New Year, Allison!
Thanks for taking time to do this -I've read this thread in past years, and finally feel ready to jump in : )

Can't wait to see who chooses us:
Dad
Mom
PinewoodD (son-10)
Superball (son-7)
Pink (daughter-4)

Many thanks!
Erica

Anonymous said...

I would love for you to pick a Saint for our family. We have started our homeschooling journey this past fall and have more big changes coming in 2012. Thank you and Bless you and your family.

The Nelson Family

Julie said...

Allison, I have been a follower for a long time. I do not blog, but have your blog sent to my email. I would love for you to pick a Saint for the Year 2012 for me. I wish you and your family a very blessed and Happy New Year!1 God Bless. If possible I would like to have a saint for my 3 sons, 3 daughter-in-laws, and my 2 grandsons.
jbdt6@bellsouth.net
Julie

Margaret Yo said...

Dear Allison,
Now that I've taken a little time to consider...
For my family members to 'come home' to Mother Church:
My mother Annie (82) now anti-Church
My husband Ignatius- believing, non-practicing
My daughter Anna (34) atheist
My son Sean(37) agnostic
My granddaughter Gwendolyn (5) raised in secular family
My granddaughter Lillian (3) raised in secular family
My DIL Jen (37) non practicing

Anonymous said...

I would love if you could choose a saint for me. Thank you!

Christy

Cattitude said...

I would also love to have our family chosen by a saint for 2012. Merry Christmas and many Blessings for the New Year! Janine

Holly said...

Mery Christmas and Happy Feast Day of Mary, Mother of the Church!
The DiNardo family could alluse a little extra help on this narrow path:
John, Holly & Ramona
Thank you, thank you for your prayers and sharing.
Blessings, Holly

hsmomof6 said...

Please pick a Saint for our family. Thank you for helping us on our journey to Heaven.

Gardenia said...

Thank you Allison! I just read who my saint is! God bless your New Year~!

Jessica said...

We had St. Gregory last year and enjoyed learning about him. Could you pick a saint for our family and saint for each family member. The Steele Family,
Chris, Jess, Finn, Declan, Bernadette, and Gabriel. thanks and God Bless

kaykristo said...

Thank you sooooo much! God bless you! This really ministers to us!

Josette (Raffy, Joey and Pax) Urgino

MP said...

I would love for you to pick a saint for my husband and me! Thank you so much!
sasslips (at) hotmail (dot) com

just little ole' me said...

Alison,

This is such a great service that you offer all of us! We would love a saint again! Last year, you sent one for each of us, but I think a family saint for us this year would be good. May God bless you and your family this year!

Kelly, Ray, Natalie, Rachel, Mary, Elyse and Therese

Christina said...

Dearest Allison,

This is such a beautiful tradition! I would love a saint for little family. Thanks so much :)

Christina said...

Dearest Allison, This is such a beautiful tradition. I would love a saint for my little family!

Blessings :)

Lorna said...

Yes, please, if I'm not too late!

groovie mom said...

Please choose saints for us again this year.
Thanks!
Kela
Jeremy (10)
Ashley (7)

Janelle said...

Allison, Please pick a saint for our family of 2 kids and 2 adults. 2012 will be a year of transition for us, so we need the prayers! Thanks for all you do!
Janelle Willett

Micaela said...

I would love it if you chose a saint for us!

Mom
Dad
Gianna- 6
Aliya-4
Gabe-2
Ezekiel-8 mos

Thanks, Allison!

Amy said...

Hello and thank you for your wonderful blog. If you have time, I would love for you to pick a Saint for my family.

Thank you so very much and God Bless you and your family,
Amy

Tricia said...

Could you please pick a saint for us?
Thank you and God bless,
Tricia

CatholicMom said...

Hi Allison!
Please pick patron saints for my family!
MOM
DAD
DD (18)
DS (17)
DD (12)
Thank you!

just little ole' me said...

Allison,
Thank you and knowing from last year how much this blessed our family, I pray that you receive blessings as well.

If you would consider our family for a saint this year as well, that would be great!

May your 2012 be blessed!

Kelly, Ray, Natalie, Rachel, Mary, Elyse, and Therese

marie said...

I would love to have a saint for 2012.
Thank you!
Marie

marie said...

I would love to have a saint for 2012.
Thank you!
Marie

Lindsey said...

Thank you so much Allison! God Bles you and this ministry! We would love a saint for this year (you chose one for us last year as well).

Merry Christmas! Lindsey Steciw

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Allison!
I now have a request from the twins, Matthew and Michael, who will be confirmed in March. Could you please pray for a saint for each of them?

Thank you again and blessings,
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Please choose a saint for our family too. Thank you and God bless!

Jenny

Gretchen said...

Thank you so much!!

Heather said...

I would love for you to select a saint for us. I am a Catholic convert learning along with my children about the faith. Thank you.
Heather

Debbi said...

I would love a saint for myself and one for my daughter. Thanks and God bless you!

Becky B said...

Dear Alison, I would love a Saint to help our family on our journey this year!
With love,
Becky Booth

Martianne said...

I would be delighted to have you pick a saint for our family. Thank you! Martianne traininghappyhearts (at) gamil (dot) come

family said...

Hi, I am 13 and getting ready for my Confirmation. My name is Mia. I am thinking of St. Monica but I,m still very unsure. Could you pray for me and help me? I,d like to consider a suggestion from you. Thanks p

Jenny said...

Allison,
Many Blessings this New Year, thank you for guiding us to who has chosen us for 2012.
Mom
Dad
Petunia (girl age 8)
Bubbilicious (boy age 7)
Thank you and a blessed New Year!
Jenny

Tom said...

Allison,

Please pick for each our family - my wife and I, 4 daughters (21, 19, 16, 13), 2 sons (7, 6), and female foreign exchange student (16).

Thanks Allison, God bless!
Tom

Karla in MN said...

Thank you Allison!

Family Home-school
Ted(dad)
Karla(mom)
Max
Cheyenne
Josy

Allison said...

Thank you, thank you for your patience! (Round Two)

Elizabeth - St. Anne, Jesus' grandmother

From the Pews -St. Lawrence

For the Margaret Yo family - St. Padre Pio!

Kristina - St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity

For Pentimento's G - St. Phillip Neri

Dawn - St. Benedict Joseph Labre

Carole in Wales - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of First Friday devotion

CDO - St. Juan Diego

Chris Longing for Home - Bl. Charles de Foucault

Mrs. RussianBear - Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the brown scapular

My dear, Sue! - St. Clare of Assisi

Wendy R - St. Dismas, the good thief

Alison- mommy - St. Ignatius of Loyola
Marc- dad - St. Cecilia
Liam - St. Peter Chanel
Elizabeth - St. Ambrose
Aidan - St. Maximilian Kolbe
Mary Therese - Child Jesus, King of Love
Flannery (girl)- St. Mother Cabrini
Augustine - St. Luke
Jane-Frances (the baby)- Bl. Francisco of Fatima

Teachinmine - St. Francis Xavier

Kathy (mom)- Sts. Joachim + Anne
Mark (dad) - St. ANdrew
Jacob (12) - St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Gabriel (10)- St. JoseMaria Escriva
Colette (8)- St. Leo
Joseph (4)- St. Isadore
Kateri (4) - St. Rose of Lima
Emilie (9 months)- St. Mary Mother of God

Steciw family - St. ALbert

Dad - St. Peter Julian Eymard
Mom ERICA - St, Genevieve
PinewoodD (son-10)- St. Martha of bethany
Superball (son-7) - St. Patrick
Pink (daughter-4)St. Seraphim of Sarov

Nelson Family - Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Margaret Yo's My mother Annie (82) now anti-Church - St. ohn Chrysostom
My husband Ignatius- believing, non-practicing - St. Michael the archangel
My daughter Anna (34) atheist -St. Louis Marie de Montfort
My son Sean(37) agnostic - St. Jeanne of Chantal
My granddaughter Gwendolyn (5) raised in secular family - St. Catherine of Genoa
My granddaughter Lillian (3) raised in secular family - St. Bonaventure
My DIL Jen (37) non practicing - St. Benedict

Christy - Newborn baby Jesus

Janine Cattitude - St. Matthew, apostle

The DiNardo family - Bl. Jacinta of Fatima

The Steele Family, - St. Cyril of jerusalem, Dctor
Chris, - St. Peter Chanel
Jess, - St. Monica
Finn, - St. Gertrude
Declan,- St. Augustine
Bernadette, - Holy Souls in purgatory and Gabriel - St. Athanasius

Just lil ole me - St. Martha of bethany

Christina - St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor and Little Flower

Lorna - St. John the Evangelist

Kela - St. Timothy
Jeremy (10) - St. Anthony of Padua
Ashley (7)St. Simon of Cyrene

Janelle Willett - sT. bERNARD
Willet father - St. Valentine
Willett child 1 - St. Francis de Sales
Willett child 2 - The holy Family!

Mom - Micaela - St. Alphonsus Ligouri
Dad - St. Thomas More
Gianna- 6 - St. Anthony of Egypt
Aliya-4 - St. DOminic
Gabe-2 - St. Camille de Lellis
St. Margaret mary Alacoque for Ezekiel-8 mos

Amy - St. Dominic Savio

Tricia - St. Thomas, the apostle

CATHOLICMOM - aRCHANGEL Raphael
DAD - St. Dismas, the good thief
DD (18) -St. John Bosco
DS (17) - St. Lawrence Brindisi
DD (12) - St. Joan of Arc

Marie - St. Mary Magdalene

Matthew and Michael, who will be confirmed in March. - Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe!!!!

Jenny - St. Teresa of Avila

Heather - St. Francis of Assisi

Debbi and daughter - St. AUgustine + St. Veronica

Becky Booth - St. Peter, apostle

Mia - Saint John the Baptist would also like to journey with you towards confirmation

Mom - St. Thomas Aquinas
Dad - St. Stephen, first martyr
Petunia (girl age 8)- Bl. John XXIII
Bubbilicious (boy age 7)- St. Helen

For TOm wife - St. Teresa Benedicta
Tom - St. Leopold Mandic
21 - The Holy Innocents,
19 - St. Elijah
16 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
13 - St. Elizabeth mother of John the Baptist
7 - St. Gianna Beretta Molla
6 - Bl. Joseph-Marie Cassant
female foreign exchange student(16)- Cure of Ars, St. jean Vianney.

Karla Family Home-school - St. Jerome
Ted(dad)- St. Faustina
Karla(mom) - St. Vincent de Paul
Max - St. Joseph
Cheyenne - St. Catherine Laboure
Josy -Bl. Louis + Zelie martin

Stephanie said...

Allison, thank you so much. In the past years we have grown to know and love our Saints.

Please pick saints for us:

DH
Me
DS1
DS2
DS3
DS4
DD

Thank you!

God bless

Stephanie

Unknown said...

Thank you Allison! Homeschooling family with Seton
would love Saints again this year!
Winkel's - Rob, Paula, ds Ryan, ds Tyler , ds Jacob, and
dd Shayla

Unknown said...

Thank you for the saint's drawing! Helps our homeschool year!
The Winkel's Dad, mom, ds 20 , ds 18, ds 14, dd 10

Unknown said...

Thank you Allison! Winkel Homeschool family would like some saints chosen !
Hubbie , Mom, Ryan, Tyler, Jacob, Shayla

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO much for taking the time to do this. You are very much appreciated.
~The Nelson Family

Carole in Wales said...

Thank you so much, Allison. Saint Margaret Mary and the Friday devotion is a saint I have studied briefly, but I look forward to learning more about her and having her as our intercessor for 2012.

Ashley said...

Allison,

Would you please choose one for me and one for my family?

God Bless you!

Ashley Drew

qenime said...

Would you please choose a saint for me? Thank you!
Pam

Mrs. Russianbear said...

Thank you so much for picking a saint for us. In the back of my head I was hoping you would be guided to pick our lady for us and lo and behold you did!!! Blessings from God to you and your family this year.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Please pick one for our family!

Unknown said...

I think my request came in twice! Sorry having difficulties
With sign in!
Blessings to your family! Thank you for shating your Catholic Homeschooling support!
Paula

Joe, Anna and baby Gus said...

I look forward to this every year! Please send us some Saints! One for myself, my husband, Joe, and our son, Augustine.
Many blessings!

Janelle Willett said...

Thanks so much for choosing saints for us, and for all you do. God Bless you!
Janelle

Anonymous said...

Yes please! We are L, E, O, M, F, X and B!

Allison said...

DH - Bl. Mother Teresa
stephanie - Sts. Joachim + Anne
DS1 - St. Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity
DS2 - bl. Louis + Zelie Martin
DS3 - St. Patrick
DS4 - St. Catherine Laboure
DD - St. Ambrose

Winkel's - Rob, - St. Eliabeth of the Trinity
Paula, - St. Juan Diego
ds Ryan, - St. Luke
ds Tyler - St. Mother Cabrini
ds Jacob, - St. Peter Julian Eymard
dd Shayla - St. Andrew

Ashley Drew - St. Seraphim of Sarov

Pam - Child Jesus, King of Love

Ladybug - Bl. Francisco of Fatima

Anna - St. John Chrysostom
Joe, - Bl. Charles de Foucault
son, Augustine - Our Lady of Mount Carmel

L, - St. JoseMaria Escriva
E, - St. Peter Chanel
O, - St. Cecilia
M, - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
F, - St. Benedict Labre
X - St. Philip Neri
B - St. Clare of Assisi

Sue said...

Thank you, Allison! You are a blessing!

Lorna said...

Thank you!

Angela Gonzales said...

What a wonderful, inspiring idea! Every first of the new year, we renew our consecration of our family to the Blessed Mother, a month-long dedication. I love the idea of having a year-long dedication to a dear friend and building a relationship and friendship...what a powerful friend in heaven to intercede for the needs of our family! Please choose one for us. Our family consists of my husband and myself, and our 5 children. We already have a dedication to Sts. Cecilia, Monica, Francis and Michael the Archangel. Thank you! God Bless!
Angela

iMom-Lynn said...

My family ordinarily has great-grandma choose saints - unfortunately, she passed away this past year and no one picked up the tradition. I'm feeling the family out now to see if they'd like me to continue the tradition, but so far no responses. I prefer to have another choose a saint for me. Would you be that person for me this year?

Thank you,
Lynn

Kristi said...

If you possibly have time could you have a Saint pick our family? We are a homeschooling family of now 5 since we added our precious little Kathleen Hope in February of 2011. Thank you. I have just found your site and am loving it! You are such an inspiration. I was beginning to feel like the only Catholic Homeschooler out there.
Blessed Be your family,
Kristi

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. By heavenly coincidence, my new patron's feast is on my birthday!
E

Misty said...

I am eager to hear who might be watching over our family for 2012. Thank you for hosting this!

Jasmin said...

Dear Allison

Please would you pick a Saint for me.

God bless

Jasmin

Anonymous said...

Would you please choose saints for our family again this year? Thanks!
God bless you!
Debbie
Ben
Paul
Maggie
Elizabeth

hsmomof6 said...

Oh, this can't be good...there isn't a saint for my family?!? :)
I asked on January 1, and my post is there, but I don't see my saint yet.
When you get time, I know my family is difficult, please let us know the saint.
Thanks

Therese said...

Hi Allison, I would love a saint for the year and for my husband Steve and Children.

Our children are:

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

Thanks
Therese.

Caroline said...

Thank you for being willing to do this! Could you please choose a saint for my family fr 2012? Last year, we chose St. John Bosco and we really have a devotion to him now. Looking forward to having our saint choose us this year!

Caroline said...

Allison,

Thanks to Theresa, I found your site and would love to have a saint for our family this year.

God bless you for your willingness to do this.

Blessings and +

Tamara Moravec said...

Allison, Is it too late to get a Saint?
Tamara Moravec +JMJ+

Gardenia said...

Hi Allison, thanks for the comments about my blog. re your question: go to your dashboard, click on design, then click on template design, then you can make many changes. on the left there is a list going down of all different parts of your layout that you can experiment with. one of those will let you experiment with how many columns you want (2, 3, 4) and how wide you want the columns. if you like it then you save the changes (or apply the changes. if you don't like it, you just go back to your current layout). of course, after you get your column to the width you like, when you're drafting your post and insertig photos, you can enlarge the photos to extra large, and they fit so nicely in the column!! if you have more Q's feel free to ask (I'm not a guru at it, but manage to muddle through it!)

Ann Minarik said...

If I'm not too late, I would love it if you could pick a Saint for our family too. Many Blessings to you and your family!!!

God Bless,
Ann

Tiffany said...

Look at all of these 127 blessings you have received. Love it! I would be honored if you could please pick a patron saint for my blog this year:) Thank you, thank you!

Ashley said...

Hello! I remember reading that you did this last year and was hoping I would be able to join in someday. I hope I'm not too late! I'm in the process of conversion and am starting RCIA within the next few weeks. I would so appreciate if you could pick a Saint for me! Thank you!

Ashley said...

Hello! I read that you did this last year and was hoping I would be able to join in this year! I just hope I'm not too late. I'm actually in the process of conversion and am entering RCIA soon. My husband has also been miraculously receptive to the Church. It's a very exciting time! I would love if you could choose a saint for me! Thank you!

Tiffany said...

Hi Allison~I left a comment earlier but it doesn't look to have gone through. I was wondering if I'm too late to ask you kindly to pick a patron saint for my blog this year? Thank you so much and God Bless your Epiphany!

Mary Corrigan said...

Could you please pick saints for the year for our family. I will list each of them below. Thank you

Mary Corrigan
mlcorrigan@sbcglobal.net

Mary
Jim
Maggie
Ellie
Lucy
Kate
Jack
Tommy

Karla in MN said...

My Mom and my brother who live with us thought it was a great idea when we were talking about our 2012 companion Saints at dinner. They would like saints too please?
For:
Janet
Russell

Anonymous said...

We are a homeschooling family living in the south and travel as a family a lot for work...my husband is a convert. Thank you!

thais said...

Is it too late? Our family would truly be blessed to receive a saint for the year! THank you Allison,
Thais

Kelli said...

Oh my, so many comments! I would absolutely love to request a saint. We are in the process of converting to the faith, and this would be truly be a new and wonderful experience for our family!

Adam
Kelli
Abby
Will
and can we count Baby #3 due in July??? =o)

Dorothy said...

I just learned about your saint of the year tradition from a friend. I would love it if you would choose a saint for our family. Much thanks and blessings to you and your family.

Allison said...

THAIS - Sorry for missing you! St. Jeanne of Chantal

Mea culpa to you too, Annie - St. Philip Neri

Angela G - Newborn baby Jesus

iMom Lynn - Mary, Mother of God

Kristi - St. Dominic Savio

Misty - St. John Eudes

Jasmin - The Holy Family

Debbie - St. Maria Goretti
Ben - St. Timothy
Paul - St. Benedict
Maggie - St. Elijah
Elizabeth - St. Cyril, Doctor of the Church

HSMomOfG - forgive me! St. Valentine

Steve - St. Genevieve
Therese - St. Bonaventure
Daniel - St. Benedict Joseph Labre
Sam - Bl. Joseph-Marie Cassant
Madeline - St. Augustine
Bridgette - St. Matthew
Tom - St. Therese of Lisieux
Amelia - St. Vincent de Paul
Christopher - Bl. Jacinta of Fatima
Joseph - Sts. Joachim and Anne

Caroline - St. Elizabeth mother of John the Baptist

Caroline - St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Ann Minarck - St. Martha

Tiffany - St. Charbel

Ashley - St. Monica

Karla's Janet - St. Helen
Karla's Russell - St. Thomas the Apostle

Anonymous - The Holy Innocents

Adam - St. Peter Chanel
Kelli - St. Frances Xavier
Abby - St. Peter Chanel (this was even from a different slip, not the same as Adam's!)
Will - St. Peter the APostle
Baby #3 - St. Isidore, Doctor of the Church

Dorothy - St. Dismas, the good thief.

Thank you all for your patience!

Misty said...

Thank you so much! I am excited to learn all about my Saint.

Raise Them Up in The Way They Should Go said...

I would love for you to pick a Patron Saint for me for the New Year 2012. Thanks, Stephanie

just me said...

have a saint for me?

Anonymous said...

Please pick a patron saint for our family again this year.
Thanks! Megan

Walking with Him... said...

Allison, thank you for helping us find a Saint-companion for 2012!
I would be so happy if you could choose one for me and my family.
May God bless you..Trish

Caroline said...

Dear Allison, Thanl you so much for choosing my saint. I feel the choice of St. Elizabeth is so perfect for me this year, as I am also an older mother struggling at times to be content and faithful in my vocation when most my age are free from the demands of young children. God truly guided your choice of this saintly older mother whose great contribution to the Kingdom was faithfully raising a holy son as He willed. I know her prayers will assist me! God bless you in 2012!

Allison said...

For Stephanie of Raise Them Up...Bl. Charles de Foucault.

For JUST ME...St. Elijah and The Holy Family (For some reason these two slips came out together.)

For Megan - St. Isidore, Doctor of the Church

For Trish of Walking With Him - Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

God bless your 2012!

Mary in Cincinnati said...

Could you pick a companion saint for each of us?

Mary
Mark
JohnPaul
Timothy
Maximilian
Kateri
We appreciate you doing this for us. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am new to your site. I would love if you would pick a companion saint for our family. Thank You!

Katie

Anonymous said...

Hi! Would you please pick a companion saint for my family? Thanks!

Katie

Trish.. said...

Thank you so much for choosing Mother Teresa for me, Allison!
Or should I say..for helping her choose me!
I was telling my Anglican Benedictine friend about your offer and she asked if you would find a Saint for her too, please.
Her name is Jill.
God bless you and your family..Trish

Kathy Wolfe said...

May I have a saint if it's not too late.
TY!
Kathy

Allison said...

Mary in Cinncinati - Holy Family
Mark - Dominic Savio
JohnPaul - St. Isidore
Timothy - Elizabeth Ann Seton
Maximilian - St. Lawrence
Kateri - Newborn Baby Jesus

Katie - St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Jill (Via Trish) - St. Camille de Lellis

Kathy Wolfe - St. Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist

God bless your 2012!

just me said...

Hi i seemed to have been over looked? waiting the name of a saint. (cath)

Allison said...

Hi JUST ME, your saints were posted January 13 at 8:17 EST, see above.

They are - For JUST ME...St. Elijah and The Holy Family (For some reason these two slips came out together.)

just me said...

St. Elijah and The Holy Family (For some reason these two slips came out together.)

Saint Eligah.... a connection because i'm in formation for the 3rd order carmelites.... Holy Family? maybe because my daughter recently went out to L.A. for school. (so far away) and our "family" could use lots of prayer.... to become the "family" it should have been? i'll have to look into this more? there is something there i'm sure! thank you! <3

Mary Jo said...

Hello...
Could you please choose a companion saint for us, the Brunner family? Thank you so much. God Bless.

Nicole said...

Hi! Would you please choose a Saint companion for each of us? We are:
Joey, Nicole, Nathaniel, Ava, Eden & Jacob. And maybe a patron for our entire family?
We would love to be inspired by a new Saint that chooses us & we can get to know!
Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Hi Allison...
Thank you very much for offering to do this. If you would not mind, would you kindly choose saints for my family?

Tina (me)
My husband
DS (8)
DS (6)
DS (4)

Thank you again & God Bless! Tina

Stacey said...

Hello Allison,

I would be so grateful if you could help a saint to choose my family.

Thank you for what you do!

SLU

Jessica said...

Will you please choose a saint for our family for 2012? I would greatly appreciate the help.

Allison said...

Sorry for the delay.

For the Brunner family - Blessed Leonie Martin, sister of St. Therese, the Little Flower


Joey, Holy Guardian ANgels
Nicole, St. Michael the Archangel
Nathaniel, St. Bernard of Clarivaux, Doctor of the Church
Ava, St. John Eudes
Eden St. Cyril of Jerusalem, DOctor of the CHurch
Jacob - St. Therese the Little Flower, DOctor of the Church!
entire family - St. Peter the Apostle

Tina (me) - St. Charbel
My husband - St. John Chrysostom
DS (8)- St. Lawrence
DS (6)- St. AUgustine, Doctor of the Church
DS (4) - St. Maria Goretti

Stacy SLU - Edith Stein, St. Teresa Bendicta

Jessica - St. Benedict Joseph Labre

God bless you 2012!

Anonymous said...

I would love to start this tradition in our family even if we are a little late this year. We are a homeschooling family with 6 wonderful blessings entrusted to us.

Thank you for doing this

The Bernier family

Amy K. said...

Hello Allison,

I'm late in my thank you, but wanted to still extend a thanks for picking our family Saint for 2012. St. Dominic Savio. AND as a bonus, Catholic Heritage Curricula has a free printable booklet about him. Also our curricula choice as new homeschoolers. Thank you and may God bless you and your family!

Amy K.

Allison said...

Dear Bernier family,

Thank you for your patience!

St. Helen, empress who found the true cross - AUg.18

A Handmaid said...

Hi Allison

Is it time yet? Are we there yet?

I am so grateful for previous Saints, and I'm looking forward to meeting my new Saint for 2013!!

Thanks for blessing us all.

Stephanie

KelLee said...

This will be my first time of doing this, so if you can, please pick a Saint for me. I will be praying earnestly to pick Saints for my children as we focus on Humility for this year. That is our key word in our household. We seem to be struggling with pride in our home. A meek and humble spirit is our goal.

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