People choose patron saints for all sorts of reasons. We choose a saint’s name to take when we’re Confirmed as Catholics, our parents often choose to name us after a patron saint of the Catholic Church, we might even choose a favorite patron saint because of our occupation or hobbies. Catholics have many ties to different patron saints.
Here at The Catholic Gift Shop, we think this is awesome! Anytime a person chooses a patron saint, they’re asking that saint to pray for them. We could all use more people praying for us, right? They intercede on our behalf. It’s nice to have good representation up there, if you catch our drift.
The beginning of a new year is a popular time to choose a new patron saint for Catholics. You can pick the same saint as last year if you’re partial to them or pick a new one!
The benefit of choosing a new patron saint for the year is learning all about their life. We all pick new patron saints each January at The Catholic Gift Shop and love the ensuing research that goes on afterward! We share saint facts and really get into our new saints. You might even find that you enjoy your new patron saint for the year so much that you want to pick up one of their patron saint medals.
Choosing a new patron saint for the year is something fun that families can do! It’s a great way to get kids interested and learning more about Catholic patron saints. This could also be a great class activity at a Catholic school or a fun project at CCD.
The perfect tool for anybody looking to generate a random patron saint this year is the Saint Name Generator. Jennifer Fulwiler made this tool and it’s awesome! You should also check out her blog Conversion Diary for some top notch Catholic blogging. We’ll link to the Saint Name Generator and a great post from Jennifer below!
Good luck and choose your patron saint for the year soon!