What's My Patronage?
Mary of The Beautiful Gate has tagged me for this very heavenly meme. Assuming you are a saint, and your cause has been executed, your miracles confirmed, your date on the calendar established, all that is required is to select that of which Holy Mother Church will name you Patron (ess).
Here are the rules:
*Name your patronage
*Tag 5 other saintly bloggers
*Give link to your nominator's post.
Well, let's see. The fact that I have made it through the pearly gates and past St Peter is a miracle in itself. I wonder if that would count as the first miracle attributed to my cause. Now past that, looking back at my life and especially my spiritual life, I guess I would have to say my patronage would be Patroness to the Spiritually Wounded.
All of us are to some degree spiritually wounded, but some more than others and in different ways. My spiritual wounds manifested themselves in the form of my numbing myself spiritually and emotionally. As someone who has been the recipient of Christ's healing of my heart and soul, I desire the same for others. Since my healing began almost nine years ago, I have worked in a ministry (Rachel's Vineyard) that brings Christ's healing to those who have been deeply wounded spiritually and emotionally. Perhaps God and Holy Mother Church would feel that I should continue this in my saintly state.
As Mary related in her post about remembering her physical suffering during her years of chronic illness, I can remember what it is like to wander through life spiritually and emotionally numb. I would greatly desire to intercede on these souls' behalf that God would use the same jackhammer He used on my high and thick walls on theirs.
I invite the following bloggers to name their patronage:
Colleen at Inadequate Disciple
Victor at Time for Reflections
ThereseRita at Zeal for Your House Consumes Me
Randy at Fishers of Men (blame Mary for this one, Randy and welcome to the world of memes :)