Monday, December 1, 2008
It's time again for the most popular Church Lady annual event, the distribution of patron saints for the new liturgical year.
On the first of January a new calendar year begins. On the first Sunday of Advent the new year of the Church begins. Therefore, the Saturday preceding the first Advent Sunday has something of the character of a New Year’s Eve. One of the old customs is to choose a patron saint for the new year of the Church.
[Maria Trapp, Around the Year with the Trapp Family]
In keeping with the year of St Paul, this year's saints include the Apostle and his companions. I hope you enjoy learning more about your new patron by reading Acts and the Pauline epistles and looking at images of St Paul in art.
UPDATE: Email me at sanctalucia(at)gmail(dot)com to receive your new patron.
Image: Paul & Barnabas at Lystra