Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Blog Saint of the Year

I used Jen's Saint generator, said a prayer before I looked, and was assigned Saint Maria Goretti.

With my life so full of interaction with teen girls, I am delighted with this choice. I learned St. Maria's painfully valiant and brave story after I was a mother, and knew I wanted her as a patron protecting my girls and teaching youth about purity.

I'm helping our parish with Confirmation in a few weeks, and it makes me happy to see St. Maria Goretti has been chosen by a few of girls for their saint. 

Give Jen's saint calculator a whirl, and meet your special blog patron...

Oh Saint Maria Goretti who, strengthened by God's grace, did not hesitate even at the age of twelve to shed your blood and sacrifice life itself to defend your virginal purity, look graciously on the unhappy human race which has strayed far from the path of eternal salvation. Teach us all, and especially youth,with what courage and promptitude we should flee for the love of Jesus anything that could offend Him or stain our souls with sin. Obtain for us from our Lord victory in temptation, comfort in the sorrows of life, and the grace which we earnestly beg of thee (here insert intention), and may we one day enjoy with thee the imperishable glory of Heaven. Amen.

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