It's time again for the most popular Church Lady event, the distribution of patron saints for the new liturgical year.Leave a message in their comments box to get your saint assignment.
On the first of January a new calendar year begins. On the first Sunday of Advent the new year of the Church begins. Therefore, the Saturday preceding the first Advent Sunday has something of the character of a New Year’s Eve. One of the old customs is to choose a patron saint for the new year of the Church.
[Maria Trapp, Around the Year with the Trapp Family]
In keeping with the year of St Paul, this year's saints include the Apostle and his companions. I hope you enjoy learning more about your new patron by reading Acts and the Pauline epistles and looking at images of St Paul in art.
I have been chosen by:
St Mark the Evangelist
Pray for the Church in Africa
Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. [2 Tim 4, 11]