There is a tradition in some cultures and Religious Orders for Epiphany is to randomly choose a holy card with either a virtue, the name of a saint and a quote or a combination of the three, to accompany you for the New Year. This is a really great tradition. It helps to give one a special focus and help throughout the New Year. And we know, we can use all the help we can get. I have holy cards that I received through the years, going back to my days in the seminary. Some of the cards only list a virtue and others a saints name and even a quote. I have all the holy cards around here somewhere, but I always place the latest one in my breviary so that I have the constant reminder.
This year, my holy card read “Hope.” There was no saint or quote on my holy card. But, I ran across a really cool website called the Saints Name Generator. So, I got my saint for 2016. Her name is: St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi. I’ll write her name on my holy card and ask her to accompany me through the year with her aid and intercession. I will also make it a point to study her life and turn to her in my prayers.
If you want to get your Saint for 2016, just click here.