I wrote the other day about my new Saint friends.
If you’ve read it: I’d love to hear if any of you choose a new friend too!
As of late, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my sous-Saint, St. Therese of Lisieux.
Trust me – the Holy Spirit has reallllly been working over-time showing me exactly WHY she was chosen for me.
And let me tell you – we have become very fast BFFs!!
In a vulnerable, wounded world like ours, where nevertheless the Holy Spirit is addressing all Christians with a ringing call to holiness and inspiring them with a desire to live out the Gospel message in all its depth, I think there is no better path than the one St. Therese of Lisieux offers us: her little way of trust and love.
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For many years I have been following a practice introduced to me by a very dear friend, who is the editor of a Newsletter I subscribe to.
The Spirit of Medjugorje.
Medjugorje, located in Bosnia-Herzecgnovia, is a very special place – and for those of us who have had the good fortune to travel there can attest – there are many graces delivered when one visits with an open heart to the Lord and Jesus’ mother, Mary.
Each year the editor of The Spirit of Medjugorje, June, randomly chooses the name of a saint to be the “holy protector” for the Newsletter for the year.
St. Faustina’s (my gal-pal) community used to do this every year on New Year’s Day (Saint Faustina’s Diary, #360). This can be a fun and educational thing to do with your family and friends. Almost always, there is a connection between the saint and the person or group who randomly picked it.
Although any list of saints can be used, there is one my friend recommends on the website, www.mary’s.tv. Simply download the pdf with the names of the same Saints created by Saint Faustina’s community, tear/cut them into individual slips of paper, place in a bag/box/bowl & pick one from the large selection randomly!
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