Nor do I seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe that I may understand. For this too I believe, that unless I first believe, I shall not understand.
–Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 1109)
Saint Anselm is my Patron Saint for 2012, along with Saint Dominic. Anselm came from someone kind enough to “pull” a patron for me, and Dominic came from Jen Fulwiler’s Saints Name Generator. He is my second Dominican patron in as many years, so that’s interesting, but then again, Saint Anselm was a Benedictine!
I am excited about putting myself under the tutelage of both of these great monastics and saints!
Have you got a patron for 2012, yet?
Speaking of Dominicans and Monastics: Our friends the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ have debuted their online “cloister shoppe”, so check it out! I actually bought a really nice statue of Dominic from them last year. Groundwork, perhaps!