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Discover your patron saint for 2023!

Patron saint drawing


Aleteia - published on 12/19/22

Start the New Year choosing a Saint who will be your intercessor and support. St. Faustina drew a saint every year!

The beginning of a new year is a moment for many of us to take stock, make resolutions, and set new goals. Unfortunately, it often happens that our enthusiasm quickly fades, and there is barely enough motivation to last even through January…. 

Let’s turn to patron saints for help instead!

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Your patron saint is an intercessor in heaven

Entrusting your intentions to the intercession of God’s Saints is a beautiful custom that will not only help you persevere in times of trial and hardship this year, but also open your heart to God’s plan for you.

St. Faustina loved this tradition!

The tradition of drawing a patron saint of the year is particularly cherished by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, to which St. Sister Faustina Kowalska belonged. In her Diary, she recalls January 1, 1935, as follows:

When we came to the refectory for breakfast, after we had said our goodbyes, the drawing of the patrons began. When I approached the pictures on which the patron saints are written, I took them without thinking, but without reading immediately; I wanted to mortify myself for a few minutes. Then I hear a voice in my soul: I am your patron, read. At that moment I looked at the inscription and read: patron saint for 1935 – the Blessed Eucharist. My heart trembled with joy (Acts 360).

Every year St. Faustina was convinced of the great help of her patron saint and the intercession of heaven. How about you? Will you entrust your intentions to a patron saint this year?

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Just fill out the form above to find out who will be your intercessor with God this year.

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