In the newsletter last week, we read about the Epiphany custom of choosing a new patron Saint for the coming year. This can be an excellent way to learn more about Saints whose lives can help us learn more about what it means to follow Jesus. You might choose one of the saints we hear in the Eucharistic Prayer 1, or the saint on an important day, or the name of a saint for the oldest, youngest member of the family or perhaps someone who has died during the year.
For information about the lives of the saints, look up in a dictionary of the saints or online http://www.catholic.org/saints. For details of the picture below see national gallery
|Fra Angelico's The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs|