Monday, December 1, 2008

Patron Saints 2009


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.

Happy 2009!

Image: Paul & Barnabas at Lystra

124 comments:

Margaret Mary said...

Choose for me please.

Lucy said...

St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Julie D. said...

Choose for me also, please. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I need a patron saint bad! Please choose one for me!

Thanks - Susan

PS - Good Sts. Peter and Paul are already my birthday patrons.

Lucy said...

Julie D:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Susan:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Please include me.

Lucy said...

St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Roz said...

I would appreciate finding out who has chosen me, please.

AngelQ said...

I'd like to know what Saint has chosen me. Thanks and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Please choose one for me!

Heidi

Anonymous said...

Please include me. Thank you.
Terentia

Oromin said...

I'd love to have one too.

Anonymous said...

Please choose for me as well. Thanks, and God bless you!

Maria

Anonymous said...

Please let me know who has chosen me.
Ann W.

Sarah Reinhard said...

Thank you so much for continuing this wonderful tradition! I look forward to finding out who chose me!

Blessings and peace to you,
Sarah

Marty said...

Please select for me as well!

Lucy said...

Roz:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

AngelQ:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Heidi:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Terentia:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Maria:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Ann W:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Sarah:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Lucy said...

Marty:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Gregg the Obscure said...

I'd appreciate the opportunity to participate.

Anonymous said...

I'd love a saint please! Thanks,

Mary Elizabeth

Katy said...

Ooh, who will pick me?

Stephanie said...

Please choose saints for my husband, Stephen, and me. Thank you!

Rebecca M. said...

I would like a saint for my family for 2009 please.

Thanks,
Rebecca

Lucy said...

Gregg:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

Mary Elizabeth:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

Katy:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Stephanie:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Stephen:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1,7]

Rebecca:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Jorge Sanchez said...

I would love to have a patron saint for 2009.

May I have one please?

Jen M said...

Please find a Saint for me, too.

Megan said...

I would like to participate as well! Who will chose me?

Jen V said...

May I have one too, please? Thanks in advance!

Luke said...

I am a new Catholic and need a saint, if you don't mind!

Oromin said...

I think you forgot me the first time around...

KS said...

Please select for me too! I've found such comfort in mine for this year.

Laura said...

Please choose a patron saint for me. Thanks, and God bless!! :)

Aliocha said...

Please, choose one for me also.
Thank you, and God bless you!

Jen said...

Choose for me please. Thank you!

Lucy said...

Jorge:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Jen M:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

Megan:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Jen V:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Luke:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

Oromin:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

KS:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Laura:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1,7]

Aliocha:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Jen 6.57 AM:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Matt said...

Please choose one for me also. Thank you!

Kevin said...

One for me please.

Lirioroja said...

Your selection for me for last year was so appropos re: what I needed to work on in my spiritual life, that I want to do this again. Please pick a patron for me for this year. Thanks.

Lucy said...

Matt:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Kevin:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Liriroja:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Jake said...

I'd like a patron saint please! Thanks for the fun and tradition.

Jessica said...

Aww, this tradition makes me domesick! Thanks so much for doing this, Lucy!

(and yes, this means I would like to be included, although I know I'm late.)

Lucy said...

Jake:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Jessica:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Jamie said...

Please choose one for me as well. Thank you!

Philangelus said...

May I have a saint and a prayer intention please?

Anonymous said...

May I have a saint chosen, too, please? Thanks you. kpupg@yahoo.com

FrB said...

Patronize me! ;)

Lucy said...

Jamie:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Philsngelus:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Kpupg:
Sts Peter

Pray for the Holy Father

After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. [Acts 15, 7]

FrB:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Anonymous said...

Could you please choose a saint for me? Grace and peace.
RosaryBoy

Huw said...

Please pick one for me!

Lucy said...

Rosary Boy:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Huw:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

MamaT said...

May I please have one? Thanks~

Lucy said...

MamaT:
St Phoebe

Pray for Catholic charities

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is (also) a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. [Rom 16, 1]

writedaily said...

Please choose for me. Can you also choose for my son and daughter? Thank you and God bless.
Diane

Mary Poppins NOT said...

I need one, as does my husband and my parish priest (this is now a tradition!)

Anonymous said...

Please choose one for me please. Thank you. Vicky

Lucy said...

Diane:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Diane's son:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Diane's daughter:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Mary Poppins NOT:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Mary Poppins NOT's Husband:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Mary Poppins NOT's parish priest:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Lucy said...

Vicky:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Anonymous said...

I too would like to have a saint chosen for me. Thank you!

anniebird

Chris said...

I would like to have a saint chosen for me, too, please. Thank you!

Susan said...

Please choose a saint for me -- thank you!

Susan

Cait said...

I'll happily take a patron saint...

Mike said...

Choose one for me, please!

Anonymous said...

Me, please? What a lovely idea.

Lizabeth

Kathleen said...

Help me find my saint please.

Anonymous said...

Could you please choose a patron saint for me as well?

Thank you!
Emily

Jeannine said...

Oh, please choose a saint for me. Such a great idea!

Thank you. :)

Susie said...

Could I have a saint picked for me as well? Thanks!

Susie

bridgit said...

Please choose a saint for me!
Thank you, bridgit
b.goett@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

May I have a saint too please? Thank you so much!
Marlena

Anonymous said...

May I please have a saint? I have a difficult year coming up and need some help. Thank you.

MaryJ said...

Linking from the Anchoress. Thought this would be an interesting way to deepen my understanding of the saints and enrich my prayer life. Thank you! And Happy New Year!

Alan said...

Please, I ask that you let me know which saint has chosen me?

Thank you. God bless you.

joe said...

Please pick a patron Saint for me too!
Thanks!
j

caite said...

Please let me know which saint has picked me this year. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Choose a saint for me, too, please. Thank you, and God bless!

Barbara

JT said...

Please choose for me, and thank you!

JT

Toni said...

Would you choose for me? Thank you.

Monkey Face said...

Please choose for me and my family:
Steve
Toni
Stephanie
Trissi
Ken
John
Dan
Chris

lhill said...

Please choose for me

Anonymous said...

Please choose a Saint for me. Bless you.

Fuquay Steve

Lisa S said...

What a wonderful idea! Please choose a saint for me.

squix said...

I would love an '09 patron saint! I need to make more friends in heaven. :D

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Please choose a patron saint for both myself and my husband, and for my inlaws as well. My father in law was just laid off again, and their financial house is in a great deal of trouble.

Courtney said...

Please pick a saint for me, too.

Anonymous said...

Would you please choose for me,too?
My birthday is Nov 2, All Saints Day.
I'm ready! Thank you so much.
Anne S.

Maureen said...

Please pick a patron for me. Thank you!

Fr. Peter said...

Would you please a saint for me?

Anonymous said...

Would you pick one for me as well?

Thanks,
Joy

titania said...

Saint Please!

Rebecca said...

Choose a saint for me please!

Jimmie said...

Oh, one for me also, please! Thank you so much.

Thomas said...

One for me please.

Sue said...

I've never had someone pick a sint for me. I'd love one- Sue

Emily said...

Please choose for me.

Lucy said...

Anniebird:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Chris:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Susan:
St Phoebe

Pray for Catholic charities

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is (also) a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. [Rom 16, 1]

Cait:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Mike:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Lizabeth:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Kathleen:
St Peter

Pray for the Holy Father

After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. [Acts 15, 7]

Emily:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Jeannine:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Susie:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Bridgit:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Marlena:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Anon 9.23PM:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1,7]

Mary J:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Alan:
St Luke

Pray for physician’s right to conscience

Luke is the only one with me. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Joe:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Caite:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Barbara:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

JT:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Toni:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Monkeyface:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Steve:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Toni:
St Phoebe

Pray for Catholic charities

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is (also) a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. [Rom 16, 1]

Stephanie:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Trissi:
St Luke

Pray for physician’s right to conscience

Luke is the only one with me. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Ken:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

John:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Dan:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1, 7]

Chris:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

lhill:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Fuquay Steve:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Lisa S:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

Squix:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Agnes Bullock:
St Peter

Pray for the Holy Father

After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. [Acts 15, 7]

Agnes' husband:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

Agnes' MIL:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Agnes' FIL:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

Courtney:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Anne S:
St Peter

Pray for the Holy Father

After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. [Acts 15, 7]

Maureen:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1, 7]

Fr Peter:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Joy:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Titania:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Lucy said...

Rebecca:
St Silas

Pray for parish priests

Judas and Silas, who were themselves prophets, exhorted and strengthened the brothers with many words. [Acts 15, 32]

Jimmie:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Thomas:
St Luke

Pray for physician’s right to conscience

Luke is the only one with me. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Sue:
St Phoebe

Pray for Catholic charities

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is (also) a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. [Rom 16, 1]

Emily:
St Mark the Evangelist

Pray for the Church in Africa

Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Anonymous said...

Please choose a saint for me.

Anonymous said...

Please choose a patron saint for me and for my son, Erik.

Thanks,
Chris

Anonymous said...

Have I been chosen? If so, could you please tell me by whom? Thanks and God bless.

Joseph

CherylM said...

Could you tellme what St has chosen me?
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

May I have a saint please?

Katie K.

jill ellis said...

A saint for me please...

Nicole Genevieve said...

I am ready to be chosen!

Lucy said...

Anon 9.17:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Chris:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Erik:
St Philemon

Pray for families

For I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the holy ones have been refreshed by you, brother. [Philemon 1, 7]

Joseph:
St Peter

Pray for the Holy Father

After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, "My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. [Acts 15, 7]

CherylM:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]

Katie K:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Jill Ellis:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

Nicole:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Monkey Face said...

Thanks for choosing saints for our family.

Diane said...

Please choose a saint for me as well. Thanks.

Kathleen said...

Thank you for choosing St.Philemon for me. You are so kind to do this for people you don't even know. Have a blessed Advent and Chirstmas!

Anonymous said...

Please choose for me. Thank you!

Nicole S.

Nicole Genevieve said...

Thank you for this kindness.

KineMaria said...

Could you please choose a patron saint for me as well? I know I am late, but please?

KineM

Tony said...

Can you pick one for me too?

monique said...

Please pick a Saint for me, thanks.

Anna Barrie said...

Please choose a patron saint for me. Thank you so much!

Elizabeth L. said...

I would be honored and humbled if you would pick a saint for me.

Maggie said...

Would you please choose one for me? Thanks so much!

Leslie said...

Please choose for me also. I would be grateful and honored! Blessings to you!

Juli B. said...

I would like a patron saint for 2008! Thanks :)

Diva Mom Vicki said...

Could you chose one for my husband, Dan, and me?

Many thanks,
Vicki

Mary Beth said...

What a wonderful tradition. I'm anxious to meet my special patron for 2009.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I need a saint for this coming year.(Last year I got St. Paul) I'm the mother of a prodigal son; my son needs a saint as well. (Last year you told me to pray to St. Faustina for him).

Thanks and God Bless.

Mary (and Patrick)

jannie_b said...

Choose for me, please!

Salome Ellen said...

One for me, please.

Lucy said...

Diane:
St Timothy

Pray for the Church in China

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [1 Tim 1, 1-2]

Nicole S:
St Lydia

Pray for fair trade businesses

One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper of God, listened, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. [Acts 16, 14]


KineMaria:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Tony:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Monique:
St Luke

Pray for physicians’ right to conscience

Luke is the only one with me. [2 Tim 4, 11]

Anna Barrie:
St Phoebe

Pray for Catholic charities

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is (also) a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. [Rom 16, 1]

Elizabeth L:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Maggie:
St Paul

Pray for Christian unity

So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. [2 Tim 1, 8]

Leslie:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Juli B:
St Publius

Pray for the sick

In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. [Acts 28, 7]

Vicki:
St Agabus

Pray for the media

Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? I am prepared not only to be bound but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. [Acts 21, 13]

Dan:
St Barnabas

Pray for converts

When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the holy Spirit and faith. And a large number of people was added to the Lord. [Acts 11, 25-26]

Mary Beth:
St Titus

Pray for the bishops

For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.[Titus 1, 7-9]

Mary:
St Aristarchus

Pray for those in prison

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas [Col 4, 10]

Patrick:
St Cornelius the Centurion

Pray for the newly baptized

Then Peter responded, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?" [Acts 10, 47]

Jannie B:
St Jason

Pray for the virtue of hospitality

When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, "These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them. [Acts 17, 6-7]

Salome Ellen:
St Philip the Deacon

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Lucy said...

Patron saints are still available via email: sanctalucia(at)gmail(dot)com, but I am closing the comments on the thread.