I am going to have a "Patron Saint" to pray to specifically and learn about. I read of one blogger who has her "Patron Saint of the year." However, being a late arrival into the Church, I have to choose one a month, because I have much to learn about the Saints and a lot of catching up to do, since I wasn't raised in a faith that gave the Communion of Saints much if any thought at all. And, being already in my 50's, I decided to have a patron Saint each month to 'get to know.' January it can only be Saint Joseph, as he's been appearing "all over the place." So if anyone out there has a devotion to him, or book suggestions, please let me know. He's been "chasing me down" for a couple of months now so I best heed his nudges. I'm not going to be 'legalistic' about corresponding my Saint to the month of his or her feast day. When they tap you on the shoulder, I think it's best to pay attention right then, and St. Joseph is and has been tapping. I just now discovered on the site where found the above image, his feast day used to be March 19, and in 2006, transferred to March 20...our wedding anniversary. Hmm... wonder what that might mean? Rich is a carpenter...though not building these days, as he's been a lake manager for 5 years. What might be on the horizon?
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