Years ago we read in a Medjugorje book about a special tradition for New Years. Names of various saints are written on pieces of paper, along with a quote from the saint or something about them. Also written is an intention to pray for: examples would be to pray for carpenters, or pray for mothers, or pray for those far from Jesus.
The tradition is that you pick a saint from a bag of many names. However, even though you are doing the picking, the saint actually picks you to be with you in a special way that year. They pray for you, and you pray for their intentions.
We do this each year. It is a special tradition that we cherish. I look forward to seeing who I will get each year. This past year I had St. Bernadette, and I’ve been reading her biography.
There is even a website where you can digitally pick a name. Click on this link: Saints Name Generator
Happy New Year to you all! We pray that 2018 be full of blessings for you!
Mother Hen / Mary Ann