Last year I began a tradition of sorts where I asked my readers if they would like me to choose a patron saint for them for the upcoming year. I decided to offer this once again this year, but instead of doing the calendar year I thought I would begin with the Liturgical year. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 21 this year. This Solemnity marks the end of the current Liturgical year. The first Sunday in Advent is the following Sunday on November 28.
Before choosing the saint for the person, I always say a short prayer. God knows what is in store for each of us and he knows who among His saints is best fit to walk through the year's circumstances with each of us. So in reality, it is the saints who do the choosing, not me.
I have tried to include some of the lesser known saints among the usual big boys and girls of heaven. Once you receive your saint, I invite you to learn more about them since they will be your trusted friend for the year.
God has given such a wonderful and beautiful gift in the Communion of Saints; their help, intercession and friendship is only a prayer away.
So dear readers if you would like a personal patron for this upcoming year, let me know by leaving your request in the comments. I will respond with your saint by e-mail if you have one on your blog or if not I will leave it in a comment on your blog. For anyone without a blog, you can leave me your e-mail in the comments, but I will not publish the comment so as not leave your e-mail address out in cyberspace.