You can read more about St Francis Xavier from the blog post we did earlier in the week HERE.
Lorraine picked out Blessed Teresa of Calcutta whose feast day is September 5th! You can read more about her HERE.
John got St Raymond Nonnatus who is patron saint of childbirth, midwives, children, pregnant women, and priests who want to protect the secrecy of confession. His feast day is August 31st. You can read more about him HERE.
Shane got an unusual celestial guide for 2013 in St Erasmus also known as St Elmo. His feast day is June 2nd and he was a martyr. He is the patron saint of mariners and Erasmus is invoked against colic in children, abdomnial pain, intestinal ailments and diseases, cramps and the pain of women in labor, as well as cattle pests. You can read more about him HERE. As a quick note, there is a side altar in St Peter's Basilica in Rome dedicated to this martyr bishop.
|Martyrdom of St Erasmus |
And if you would like to get a celestial guide for 2013, head on over to Jennifer Fulwiler's Saint Name Generator!