A New Year's saint devotion for everyone
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On New Year's day each of my family members randomly picks a Saint for the year.I have done it for six years now. This year I chose St Anselm (or he chose me). I used a Saints website, excel and a random number generator. Other family members prefer the hat. I feel connected to him already as there were over 7000 saints on my spreadsheet.

All year he will intercede for me and I will mention him after every decade.

I think it is great fun and providential picks often occur. My wife and kids each got one too and much learning has already been undertaken.

I encourage others to give this Saints raffle a try. In JMJ.
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#2
Cute idea!!!
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#3
This year I got St. Peter. My son James got St. Thomas Aquinas and my son Travis got, I think, St. Catherine Laboure.

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#4
So I decided to do this and asked my girlfriend if she'd like to as well.  And so I use a random internet generator...

I got her patron saint, and she got my birthday's saint.  Talk about Providence!!
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#5
How exactly does it work...?
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#6
me choose St John the Baptist, but there was only one Saint in the bucket  :jabs:
The Annus Fidei must coincide with the  Annus Poenitentiae :jabs:
The New Evangelization will not prosper without the New Mortification :jabs:

St John the Baptist, Pray for Us!
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#7
My spiritual father will choose patrons for me on the Feast of Epiphany.

But before he began to do this for me, a friend has a pail with saint's names and I withdrew St. Maximilian who already was my patron!  I really enjoyed that.
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(01-01-2013, 12:15 PM)Allan Wrote: How exactly does it work...?

I mean if I wanted to do this for my family.  How, exactly, would it work...?
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(01-01-2013, 12:15 PM)Allan Wrote: How exactly does it work...?

There aren't any rules. I use Saints Online because there are many names on it. Then each is given a number in a spreadsheet and finally I get a number from a random generator. The girls get a female Saint in our process.

We all pray that the Holy Ghost picks a kindly intercessor. Of course it always 'works'.

A couple of years ago I got St Vincent de Paul. On his feast day I received an unexpected gift, a substantial one. Providence always works with our prayerful entered into pursuits.
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(01-01-2013, 12:50 PM)Allan Wrote:
(01-01-2013, 12:15 PM)Allan Wrote: How exactly does it work...?

I mean if I wanted to do this for my family.  How, exactly, would it work...?

This may help: http://acatholiclife.blogspot.com.au/201...n.html?m=1

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