December 31, 2019
Dear Family of Mary!
As 2019 draws to a close, and we enter into a New Year, this is a good time to choose a new saint for 2020! Our Mary TV family has a tradition of choosing a saint for the year, by printing out a list of saints which is then cut up, so that each saint is presented on a slip of paper. The saints are then placed in a container. On New Year’s Day the family or prayer group gathers and they pray for each person for a blessing, and the person picks a saint from the container. That saint is the saint that chooses them!!
Our Lady has encouraged us to take the saints as our examples and to follow their example. Here is one message:
October 25, 2014 “Dear children! Pray in this time of grace and seek the intercession of all the saints who are already in the light. From day to day may they be an example and encouragement to you on the way of your conversion. Little children, be aware that your life is short and passing. Therefore, yearn for eternity and keep preparing your hearts in prayer. I am with you and intercede before my Son for each of you, especially for those who have consecrated themselves to me and to my Son. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
When we choose a saint, we can pray to them every day. In that way they can become a daily example to us of how to live in the light, and an encouragement on the way to holiness. It is amazing how meaningful the saint that we receive can be. Here is an example:
On the way out of church on Sunday, our parish had baskets of saints prepared for choosing a saint, and each parishioner was invited to choose a saint for 2020. It was wonderful to see the people praying and then diving into the container to receive their saint. One man was encouraging his children to choose a saint, and he seemed so excited. As we passed, he said to us, “This is just wonderful! I just chose my saint, and guess who it is!!!” Then he held up the paper and on it was written, “The Sacred Heart of Jesus”. His face was filled with joy and light!! Having Jesus as his saint for 2020 was an inexpressible joy!! He told us he was so very happy, and stunned!!
Choosing a saint can actually change your life! So if you haven’t started this tradition in your family or parish, I am including a PDF of our list of saints for 2020. You can print this list out, and cut it up, and then pray together for the saint that will choose you!!
Let’s not forget that tomorrow is the Feast of the Mother of God. This title of Mary is so important and earth shaking!! Let’s pray to understand it more and more! May 2020 be the year the the Mother of God is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth for all to see!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2019
Here is the PDF of the list of saints for 2020:
And here is the link to find the list on our website: