Sunday, November 15, 2009

Patron saints are here!

The Patron Saints drawing for 2010 has begun! We're starting a bit ahead of the liturgical new year due to Thanksgiving travel.

UPDATE: The combox is closed. If you would like a patron saint, please email us at psochurchladies(at)gmail(dot)com.

The Church Ladies are happy to share their list of saints with families and teachers so you can have your own drawings- just drop us an email.

All the blessings of the season!

47 comments:

Chris said...

Hi, Thanks so much for doing this. I enjoyed it last year. I would like to request a patron saint for me (a mom and a rare book seller and writer) and for my husband and two sons (ages 11 and 9).

Kat said...

Good Morning. I would like to request a patron saint for 2010. Thank you for doing this. I'm so excited to share this with my family. Blessings!

Lucy said...

Chris:
St John Nepomucene

Pray for parish priests

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

Chris' Mom:
St Claude Colombiere

Pray for Christian unity

That they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. [Jn 17, 21]

Chris' husband:
St Vincent de Paul

Pray for Catholic charities

Let us implore Him to bestow on us the spirit of mercy and compassion, so that we are filled with it and may never lose it. [St Vincent de Paul]

Son 1:
St Tarcsisus

Pray for increased devotion to the Eucharist

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. [Jn 6, 35]

Son 2:
St Peter Chanel

Pray for the missions

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. [Is 40, 11]


Kat:
St Anthony Claret

Pray for the missions

Inflamed with the same fire, apostolic missionaries have reached, are now reaching, and will continue to reach the ends of the earth, from one pole to the other, in order to proclaim the word of God.
[St Anthony Mary Claret]

Janet in Toronto said...

Thanks once again! I would love a(nother) patron saint this year! Could you please draw one for my husband as well.

Thanks!

some guy on the street said...

One student of mathematics, requesting one patron.

Lucy wrote: All the blessings of the season!

Respondeo et cum spiritu tuo

Lucy said...

Janet:
St John of the Cross

Pray for spiritual directors

The Lord measures our perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them. [St John of the Cross]

Janet's husband:
St John Eudes

Pray for increased devotion to the Sacred Heart

Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desires, and his disposition live and reign there. [St John Eudes]

Some guy on the street:
St Jerome

Pray for parish priests

But if the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others, at a time when they ought still be solicitous about themselves, how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs? [St Jerome]

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would like you to choose my patron for the next liturgical year. I'm a 25-year-old man working as an office assistant as well as sacristan for our local Latin Mass Community, all where at the same time discerning a religious vocation.

Lucy said...

Anonymous 11/16 @ 8 PM:
St Jerome Emiliani

Pray for those in street ministry

I urge you to persevere in your love for Christ and your faithful observance of the law of Christ.
[St Jerome Emiliani]

Megan said...

I would like a patron saint for 2010. Thanks!

Lucy said...

Megan:
St Philip Neri

Pray for an end to secularism

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits. [St Philip Neri]

Denise said...

I'd like to request a patron saint drawn for me. Thank you for organizing this.

Lucy said...

Denise:
St Catherine of Siena

Pray for faithful witnesses to the priestly life

Plant in this garden fragrant flowers, priests and rulers who are true servants of Jesus Christ, and care for nothing but the honor of God and the salvation of souls, and are fathers of the poor. [Letter to Gregory XI]

Miranda said...

Hi -- I'd love a patron saint for 2010 -- need all the help I can get! :-) Thanks so much for this wonderful devotion!

Monica said...

Hi! I would love to request a patron saint for me. Thanks so much.
Monica

K7 said...

I would like to request two patron saints; one for me and one for my husband. Thank you.

Lucy said...

Miranda
St Isaac Jogues

Pray for vocations to the Society of Jesus

Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to Him, and not to spoil His work by our shortcomings. [St Isaac Jogues]

Monica
St John Damascene

Pray for the reunification of the Eastern & Western Church

And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death, so that we may also share their crowns of glory. [St John Damascene]

K7
St Damien of Molokai

Pray for hospital chaplains

They build up the image of a man, with all his weakness, essentially heroic, and alive with rugged honesty, generosity, and mirth. [Robert Louis Stevenson]

K7's husband
St Maximilian Kolbe

Pray for the virtue of charity

Pray that my love will be beyond all limits. [Letter to his mother]

Anonymous said...

Could I have a patron saint for 2010 please? I'm a French catholic marrying an Anglican priest in August of that year.

Dany

Lynne said...

Hi Ladies!

I'd like to request a patron saint for 2010. I'm a married mother of one, an 18-year old daughter. Could you also 'assign' a saint for my husband and daughter? Neither of them currently attend church.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please name saints for my husband who was laid off in Feb--he is trying a small business but is struggling, for my son (24) and my son (20) and also for me
.

Many blessings!

Jorge Sanchez said...

Pious Sodality of Church Ladies—

Three patrons, please:

-for me, Jorge, a 31 year old theology student

-for my wife, Elizabeth, a 42 year old novelist

-for our son, Henry, a 5 year old wannabe-paleontologist.

Maria Raphael said...

Hi!

I'd like to request a patron saint for the year 2010, please. And also one for my husband, Robert.

Jamie said...

I would like to request a patron saint for the new year. Thank you so much for doing this. :)

Carmela said...

Hello..We would like to request a patron saint for 2010..We are a Catholic Homeschooling family of 5 (3 children & 2 parents)..Thank you very much..God Bless!!

Gregg the Obscure said...

Last year you listed St. Aristarchus and praying for prisoners. I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeves for this year.
Thanks.

Trondheimsveikja said...

I would also like a saint to pray to and a cause to pray for this year. Praying for deacons last year was a good cause, for our seminary is bursting now, and while most will become priests, many are now deacons on their way to priesthood. So I'm eager to get a new "commission"

Lucy said...

Dany:
St Andrew Bobola

Pray for persecuted priests

Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years. [Rev 20, 6]

Lynne:
St Peter Claver

Pray for the missions

We must speak to them with our hands by giving, before we try to speak to them with our lips.
[St Peter Claver]

Lynne's husband:
St Isaac Jogues

Pray for vocations to the Society of Jesus

Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to Him, and not to spoil His work by our shortcomings. [St Isaac Jogues]

Lynne's daughter:
St Camillus

Pray for hospital chaplains

Think well. Speak well. Do well. [St Camillus]

Anonymous 11/25 9:27:
St Francis de Sales

Pray for Catholic educators

A servant of God signifies one who has a great charity towards his neighbor and an inviolable resolution to follow in everything the Divine Will; who bears with his own deficiencies, and patiently supports the imperfections of others. [St Francis de Sales]

Anonymous 11/25 9:27's husband:
St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Pray for vocations to the priesthood

Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. [Mt 9, 38]

Son (24):
St Jerome

Pray for parish priests

But if the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others, at a time when they ought still be solicitous about themselves, how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs? [St Jerome]

Son (20):
St Francis Caracciolo

Pray for prison chaplains

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.[Is 61, 1]

Jorge Sanchez:
St Anthony Zaccaria

Pray for the universal call to holiness

That which God commands seems difficult and a burden. The way is rough; you draw back; you have no desire to follow it. Yet do so and you will attain glory. [St Anthony Zaccaria]

Elizabeth Sanchez:
St Jean Baptist de la Salle

Pray for the Catholic school system

God... willed to commit me entirely to the development of the schools. [St Jean Baptist de la Salle]

Henry Sanchez:
St Philip Neri

Pray for an end to secularism

Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits. [St Philip Neri]

Maria Raphael:
St John Damascene

Pray for the reunification of the Eastern & Western Church

And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death, so that we may also share their crowns of glory. [St John Damascene]

Robert Raphael:
St Hyacinth

Pray for the Church in China

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. [Mk 16, 15]

Jamie:
St Andrew Kim Taegon

Pray for the Church in Korea

This fledgling Church, so young and yet so strong in faith, withstood wave after wave of fierce persecution. [Pope John Paul II]

Carmela:
St Maximilian Kolbe

Pray for the virtue of charity

Pray that my love will be beyond all limits. [Letter to his mother]

Gregg the Obscure:
St Clement Mary Hofbauer

Pray for college chaplains

I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD; and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart. [Jer 24, 7]

Trondheimsveikja:
St Claude Colombiere

Pray for Christian unity

That they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. [Jn 17, 21]

Annemarie said...

I would like to request a patron saint. Thank you very much!

Maureen said...

I would like to request a patron saint for 2010. (Better late than never!)

Lucy said...

Annemarie:
St John Damascene

Pray for the reunification of the Eastern & Western Church

And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death, so that we may also share their crowns of glory. [St John Damascene]

Maureen:
St Vincent de Paul

Pray for Catholic charities

Let us implore Him to bestow on us the spirit of mercy and compassion, so that we are filled with it and may never lose it. [St Vincent de Paul]

Louise said...

I just turned 60 and am a devoted grandma who loves to sew and embroidery. I'd like to request a patron saint for me. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please choose a saint for me as I look for job this year. Thanks, AW

Jane said...

I would like a patron saint for 2010! I always look forward to making a new friend in heaven.

Lucy said...

Louise:
St Hyacinth

Pray for the Church in China

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. [Mk 16, 15]


AW:
St Tarcsisus

Pray for increased devotion to the Eucharist

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. [Jn 6, 35]

Jane:
St Francis de Sales

Pray for Catholic educators

A servant of God signifies one who has a great charity towards his neighbor and an inviolable resolution to follow in everything the Divine Will; who bears with his own deficiencies, and patiently supports the imperfections of others. [St Francis de Sales]

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Hello, I (Puff the Magic Dragon) am requesting a patron saint for myself and my husband (Bear-i-tone)

We are expecting our third child June 9, 2010

Gardenia said...

Requesting a patron saint for 2010 please. thanks.

Anonymous said...

If you would be so kind, I would like a patron saint for 2010. Thank you.

Diana

Lucy said...

Puff
St Pio of Pietrelcina

Pray for confessors

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. [Mt 16, 19]

Bear-i-tone
St Jean Baptist de la Salle

Pray for the Catholic school system

God... willed to commit me entirely to the development of the schools. [St Jean Baptist de la Salle]

Gardenia
St Peter Chanel

Pray for the missions

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. [Is 40, 11]

Diana
St Andrew Bobola

Pray for persecuted priests

Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years. [Rev 20, 6]

Jane said...

Lucy,

Thanks! How appropriate it is that you gave me St. Francis de Sales, since I am a Catholic academic myself!

Lirioroja said...

Hi, I'd like to request a patron for the new year if it's not too late. Thanks so much.

Aunty Belle said...

OH my gracious, may I git in line wif' t'others?

Please assign a spritely saint fer me--one that will call mah attention to the important thangs needful to "fight the good fight."

Blessin's on all y'all fer this fun an informative effort.

Mimi said...

Hello! I would like a patron saint as well, please! Thank you for doing this!

Lucy said...

Lirioja
St Damien of Molokai

Pray for hospital chaplains

They build up the image of a man, with all his weakness, essentially heroic, and alive with rugged honesty, generosity, and mirth. [Robert Louis Stevenson]

Aunty Belle
St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Pray for vocations to the priesthood

Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. [Mt 9, 38]

Mimi
St Jerome Emiliani

Pray for those in street ministry

I urge you to persevere in your love for Christ and your faithful observance of the law of Christ.
[St Jerome Emiliani]

Robynn said...

If is not to late, I would like to ask for for patron saints for my family, one for me, daughter 19 who is going to college across the country, son 16, daughter 13 and daughter 9. Thank you so much. God Bless
Robynn

Lucy said...

Robynn:
St Therese of Lisieux

Pray for priests

I knew that one love drove the members of the Church to action. [Story of a Soul]

Robynn's daughter:
St Maximilian Kolbe

Pray for the virtue of charity

Pray that my love will be beyond all limits. [Letter to his mother]

Robynn's son:
St Peter Chanel

Pray for the missions

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. [Is 40, 11]

Robynn's daughter:
St Damien of Molokai

Pray for hospital chaplains

They build up the image of a man, with all his weakness, essentially heroic, and alive with rugged honesty, generosity, and mirth. [Robert Louis Stevenson]

Robynn's daughter:
St John Cantius

Pray for parish priests

Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause. [St John Cantius]

maris and shane said...

Thank you very much for doing this, it's much appreciated :o)

Would you please draw one for me and my husband? We are newly weds.

Blessings

Felix said...

Great idea! I'm a government employee and would like a patron saint for 2010 please.

Lucy said...

Maris
St Peter Chanel

Pray for the missions

He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. [Is 40, 11]

Shane
St John Neumann

Pray for the Church in America

And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. [Gal 6, 9]

Felix
St Tarcsisus

Pray for increased devotion to the Eucharist

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. [Jn 6, 35]