Show me the Saint!

I'm in Australia this week, hopefully not sweltering too much!

Just a quick wee post to share a link I came across last week…

This is the Saint Name Generator.

The creator says

"I got the idea from the “saint for the year” devotion, where people have a patron saint for the new year chosen for them at random (usually by a priest or religious, who prays over each choice). I’ve had saints chosen for me this way before, and it’s always been a great experience. E.g. In 2007 St. Maximilian Kolbe was picked as my patron for the year. I wasn’t familiar with him before that, but his life ended up inspiring me tremendously all throughout the year, and I still ask him for prayers for all sorts of matters. He’s become one of my favorite saints."

Give it a go, I'd be interested to know who you get and if it has any personal significance for you. 

 

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    Comments: 2

    1. paulinem January 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      My personal preference for a saint or saints to follow and look up to for help in my daily life is the Holy Family.

      I have become very cynical about some of our named saints these days.  After reading recently how many of our saints came  by  wealthy european  families who paid the vatican to  declare their family member a saint for doing very little at all seemingly to deserve sainthood.

      The saints ( holy people ) I also look up to now  usually never get noticed by the people of influence and importance, but quietly live a very full holy and giving life.

      I am thinking of  people such as a friend of mine whom despite a very challenged childhood ( her mother died when she was a small child of about 8yrs and left her the oldest of four siblings) Married now for about 40yrs has raised nine children, today she spend her days  giving  much of her time to charity organisations such as World vision and also provides much voluntary help and assistance  to the community  being friendly helpful to many of all different backgrounds and faiths, by especially when she  uses of her God given talent in dressmaking. I also need to mention she also much of her time now caring for grandchildren etc to assist her children in thier now own family lives.

      People like that to me are far more a saint than those that entered convents at 16yrs ( after been raises in a very spoiled privileged upbringing) and died at 24yrs  as St Therese of Lisieux did.

      People say to me she wrote great books on Jesus etc ..well so what so did/does our own  Joy  Cowley  has written wonderful holy books will we declare Joy a saint when she dies ..more important would she want to be declared a saint as it does put your life up to scrutiny.

    2. Benedicta January 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      I love the Saint Name Generator…such a lovely idea.

      I drew St Vincent de Paul…Feast Day 27 September. I know quite a bit about him but will try to learn more.

      My two favourite Saints otherwise are St Margaret Clitherow and St John Fisher.

      My next  favourite Saint is St Therese of Lisieux followed very closely by all the Carmelite Saints….also all the Dominican Saints and then St Ignaitus and St Benedict.

      In fact I love them all.

      I think it a lovely Grace to receive the gift of the Saints. They are all united in charity in the light of Christ and emanate such joy in their unity. It must be a great party in Heaven!