I’ve picked a saint of the year for the last three years. I am always surprised and delighted with how that particular saint influences my life as I learn more about him or her and asked for intercession. I’ve randomly chosen St. Teresa of Avila, St. Margaret of Antioch and St. Bonaventure. The lessons I’ve learned about humility, being still and the preciousness of life from these three saints are forever etched in my mind. I appreciate the opportunity to get to know saints through this process, so I was looking forward to my selection this year.
My saint for 2018 is…(Drumroll…)
St. Gabriel the Archangel!
St. Gabriel is the patron saint of messengers, telecommunication workers, broadcasters and postal workers. His feast day is celebrated on September 29, along with St. Michael and St. Raphael. He appeared to Daniel and Zecharias and was THE angel that appeared to Mary at the Annunciation.
I wonder what my year with St. Gabriel will bring? I will keep you posted!
If you want to pick a saint of the year, go here for Jennifer Fulwiler’s simple Saint Generator.
(Photo is The Annunciation, depicted in one of our church’s magnificent stained glass windows. Beautiful huh?)