Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Patron Saint 2013

In preparation for Advent (is that redundant?!) - I urge all of you to go and get your

PATRON SAINT assignment for 2013!

My special friend in heaven and intercessor for 2013 is:


St. Margaret of Antioch

Feast: July 20

Patronage: Against Kidney Disease; Against Loss of Milk by Nursing Mothers; Against Sterility; Childbirth; Dying People; Expectant Mothers; Falsely Accused People; For Safe Childbirth; Nurses; Pregnant Women; Women



Funny! This year was St. George, and interestingly, St Margaret of Antioch is also represented in art with a dragon. Looks like I'll be continuing in my quest to battle dragons next year :)


17 comments:

Hebrews 11:1 said...

TCIE: Dragon fighter. I love it. :)

St. Rita's Roses said...

Does it count, if I keep changing the saint until I get one I like? ;)

Lea said...

Thanks for sharing. I had never done this before and decided to per your advice. I ended up getting St Benedict and he is the patron saint for inflammatory diseases. My obgyn is treating me for inflamation as he believes this is the main cause of my infertility/miscarriages. I will definitely be praying to my saint!

Shannon said...

ummmm, TCIE... patron saint of sterility, childbirth, expectant mothers, pregnant women, falsely accused people... WHAT????
sorry, I just had to point this out.

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I love this!! I am looking forward to doing this before Advent starts! My saint last year was St. Hedwig and she is the patron saint (among other things) against the death of children. Well, unfortunately we had the miscarriage of little Mary, but I do thank St. Hedwig for helping me get through that hard time (and continue to be with me). Thanks for the reminder!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Shannon, hahahaha! I picked up on all the pregnancy/sterility stuff, but I totally didn't even notice the falsely accused thing. Ha!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

what? every infertile/mother topic possible AND the falsely accused?? Crazy!

JellyBelly said...

You're totally a dragon fighter! ;)

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

don't forget kidney disease, Kaitlin. And dying people! Lmbo!

callmemama said...

I always get the most obscure saints - nothing like who you've been assigned...wow! I love it! And yeah, I noticed the falsely accused thing, too :).

Catholic Mutt said...

Now your saint sounds awesome! Of course, any time I pick a saint, they're awesome, too (because all saints are awesome), but I usually end up looking at mine like, what the heck? I've been known to do the same as St. Rita's Roses!

Stephanie Z said...

Like some of the other commenters, I wasn't so sure about the first Saint chosen, so I tried again. I definitely think God is trying to tell me something here... first up was St Lucy, then St Thomas the Apostle. Both of them are patron saints for eye problems and blind people. I definitely think He is trying to tell me to open my eyes to the signs He has been providing about what to do next. Now I just have to open my husband's eyes...

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Maybe St Lucy is yours, and St Thomas is for your husband... ;)

Angela said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe that is the saint you got! I think 2013 is going to be a great year for you!! I'm going to go generate my saint for next year right now!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh, so I just did it and got St. Josemaria Escriva, whom I knew literally nothing about other than being familiar with his name. This is what it said, "his father's bankruptcy after business reverses, taught him the meaning of suffering and brought maturity to his outgoing and cheerful temperament." So I cannot blog about this as of yet since lots of family members read my blog, but my parents' bankruptcy just became official Nov. 14th due to my dad's squandering of his retirement and assets....unbelieveable. This is going to be a great saint for me! I just hope St. Escriva can bring me a cheerful temperament in dealing with my own dad!! Whew, pray for me!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Angela, you MUST watch There Be Dragons.

Go, rent it. Now. I'll wait... :)

Evu said...

Oh my goodness I got St. Thomas Aquinas. My husband is a lay theologian. I dont know how St Thomas would like to lead me through the year.
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