A while ago, in January, Allison at Totus Tuus Family, decided to help anyone who wanted their Saint of the year to pick them. She prayerfully picked Saints for each person who wanted a Saint, either for themselves, their family or their blog. I kind of reluctantly decided to go for it. I say that because the first time I did this several years ago, someone working in a local Catholic bookstore picked a Saint that I did not want and actually did nothing with him. (except wonder why I got him) Which is kind of ironic now, because that Saint was St Pius X. This time, I thought, Alison knows me, her prayers will be more heartfelt and therefore I will get someone like Blessed Mother Teresa (my favorite) or any patron Saint of my children (we've named all our children after Saints). But, she picked St Vincent De Paul. Now, I was very disappointed at first. My first thought was "why him?" He is my dad's patron Saint, his feast day is on my dad's birthday, September 27th. I kept asking over the next couple days "why?" knowing that he was for me for some reason.
Well, God answered me, in the shower of all places. (around here, that is the only place I get peace and quiet) St Vincent De Paul is my dad's patron Saint. Who knows him better than Jesus and Mary? His patron Saint. My dad and mom (and sister and brother) left the Roman Catholic Church a couple years ago and joined the SSPX (Society of St Pius X) which has given me great pain (click here). Anyone see the irony? I am now praying to my dad's patron Saint for him to come back to Rome. I just have such a hard time hearing my dad say "No, we are not in full union with the Holy Father." I do, hope and pray someday they will be in full union, and I do believe someday they will be, but for now they are not and they are wrong. Simple as that.
Thank you so very much Allison, God bless you!
**I'm trying to catch up on posts, I'm so far behind, I owe Sarah (JOT) a huge thank you and I've been a lazy blogger lately...I've been a lazy everything. I have no energy. I have no ambition. This baby has taken it away!! I am positive the energy will come back, my husband says "no, it will be gone for the next 2 years!" He's wrong, right?