and our last name also begins with L!
We also noticed that female saints chose the boys (with 1 exception) and male saints chose the girls in our family!
This began with St. Lucy popping up on the Saint Generator as our family saint for hubby and
St. Leopold popping up when I used the Generator on a prior occasion.
I was particularly excited about St. Leopold because he is a Croatian Saint. I learned about him during my Medjugorje Pilgrimage. There is a statue of St. Leopold outside the confessionals at St. James church in Medjugorje since he was know to be the ultimate confessor.
I decided to post a photo of each family member with their companion saint.
The first photo of my husband and I begins the introduction to our companion saints.
Next in line, our oldest son was chosen by
St. Catherine of Sweden
~St. Catherine of Sweden
is a special guardian over "life" as
Patron Saint against
Abortion and Miscarriages.
This is a special connection to
17yo Mer-man who is passionately Pro-Life~
Chose our 2nd son, Army Dude (Age 11), whose real name also starts with "W".
We had never heard of this saint. However, we are discovering her beautiful story, which includes a miraculous healing oil that began to leak from her bones many years after her death.
Did you know there was a Benedictine Convent here in the U.S.(in Northern Colorado) called
St. Walburga Abbey?
We have now added that to our list of places to visit if we ever make a drive across country!
Our Lady and the True Devotion Consecration is what led to Angel Baby's Conception and she is also named after Mary... It is special and quite fitting that Angel Baby was chosen by
St. Juan Diego, hence Blessed Mother too!
St. Teresa Margaret Redi
We had never heard of this saint either.
What we have learned in recent days is that she was a pious child who saw God in all things, and she was confused to learn that not everyone knew that God loved them. Her short life was spent in contemplative union with God and her favorite phrase was: "God is love."
If you knew my dear husband, you would realize that this saint makes a perfect companion for him!