Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Family Patron Saint

Our family has a new patron saint for 2013.

Saint Bridget of Sweden





I stopped in at  Truth & Charity, and  randomly selected our family saint.  As Mr. Murphy explains this tradition...

"I’ve been told of a New Year’s tradition that is popular in monasteries and convents.  Every year, the monks and nuns get together and draw the names of saints from a hat.  These become their patrons of the year, about whom they will learn and for whose intercession they will pray."


St. Bridget, please pray for us!

~  Patty  ~

12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea, Patty...I never thought of this! : )

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    1. I didn't think of it either, but it is fun to participate in it! So many saints we have never ever heard of!

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  2. Wonderful! I picked mine from a different website and got St. Vladimir - the patron saint of converts, kings, murderers, and parents of large families. I am hoping he'll intercede to start that large family!:)

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    1. Oh, and so much of that went on in Europe...and you were just in London! You'll have to let us know what you learn.

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  3. awesome!! I got Blessed Margaret of Castello !

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    1. I can already imagine the ideas running through Little Flower's head!

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  4. We got St. Longinus the Centurion. I never heard of him before, but he is the soldier that pierced the side of Jesus while hanging on the cross! Should be interesting to learn more about him this year.

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    1. I've NEVER heard of that one! And what a very interesting one especially for your boys! Make sure you share what interesting facts you learn on your blog!

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  5. I think we will do this too this year! What a great way to learn about new saints!

    Blessings,
    Valerie

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    1. Yes, indeed! There are so many out there that people never hear about including myself. Let us know who you are matched with and let us know what you learn!

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  6. OH I love St. Bridget! I also love that this idea came from monasteries and convents...how neat! I wonder if all the religious out there are excited for their new patron saints too, hehe....

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  7. LOVE HER! Wow, good one. The 15 St. Bridget Prayers are amazing...perfect for Lent. Can't wait to have our saints pick us this weekend! ( I love to believe that they really do PICK US:) May you be showered with many saintly prayers and blessings this year, through the intercession of St. Bridget!

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