O My 3 Patron Saints, Teach Me What You Know!

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Yes, that is patrons, as in multiple. Because I have three of them, this year. Plus all the others I'm not able to leave behind. I've been pulling saint patrons (or having friends pull them for me, or using internet generators like this one and this one) for probably a dozen years, and most years I start out getting my saint and wondering, "Whaaaat? Saint Who?" My nun friends all say "you don't pick the saint; the saint picks you", and I've tried to keep that in mind. Most years, I … [Read more...]

Graces and Grousing and Gladness — UPDATE

Thank you for your prayers after yesterday's pathetic post. I did go to see Saint Philip Neri and I believe he helped me; I am sure your prayers and good wishes also helped. I ended up having a lovely lunch with Kathryn Jean Lopez, followed with a bit of Sambucca, which I had never had before. I drank it thinking, "well, either I'm better or I'm not but I'm tired of not having fun." Perhaps the Sambucca helped tame the stomach bug. Or made it too drunk to bother me! In any case, I am … [Read more...]


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