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Day 26 of Lent 2023💰 Saint Expedite - "The Money Saint"
Saint Expedite, Patron of Emergencies caused by our procrastinations, is our Saint for today! Turn to Expedite when you are in dire need of speedy solutions. Little is known about Expedite although his story is celebrated throughout the world. We saw him under glass in Europe but his backstory (at least one of them) lies right here in New Orleans.
Day 24 & 25 of Lent 2023 📺Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi
There are several versions of the Saint Francis medal and we have one that has the entire Peace Prayer engraved on the back. You’ll need a microscope or 3.5 “Readers” to get a good look at it, but the whole Peace Prayer of Saint Francis is there.
Day 23 of Lent 2023 ☎️ Saint Dymphna of Geel
If you do not have and “never had” any form of mental illness you are surely one of the most fortunate people to ever exist on earth. Yet, you will still know someone else who does have some form of mental illness. Try to listen more and become attuned to physical cues that might help you glean better understanding to help those struggling with mental illness.
Day 22 of Lent 2023 🐔 Saint Brigid of Kildare
Saint Bridget of Ireland—sometimes referred to as “Brigid of Kildare”—is one of Ireland’s patron saints. Because of her storied travels, Bridget has been designated the patroness of boatmen, travelers, mariners and sailors. And chicken farmers. We do not know why! Wear Saint Bridget’s medal to bestow peace and safety upon all your journeys, whether by land or sea!
Day 21 of Lent 2023 🍀 Saint Patrick
Many consider Patrick to be the true leader of Irish-Catholics. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is probably the most famous Cathedral in America. Patrick’s Feast Day, March 17th, is oft-referred to as the day when everyone can share in the “Luck o’ the Irish.” Many wear Irish green and enjoy Irish frivolity on that day, now simply known as Saint Patrick’s Day.
Day 20 of Lent 2023 🐦 Saint Kevin of Glendalough
Saint Kevin of Glendalough, was an Irish priest, who lived in what is now known as “Saint Kevin’s Bed.” (pictured below He loved spending time with animals and he is known for having a blackbird egg laid and hatched in his hand. We think Dr. Dolittle is modeled after Saint Kevin and his medal is the perfect gift for any animal lover. We often call saint Kevin the “Animal Whisperer” because he could talk to the animals.
Day 19 of Lent 2023 🕊️ St. Joseph
Joseph is usually depicted as an older man, toiling away at his workbench as a carpenter, or he is shown holding the Christ Child, along with a lily, representing the trinity. We have both of these images on our hand-painted saint medals, pictured above. Joseph is obviously a patron of palliative care, a relatively recent development in medicine. The fresh idea surrounding palliative care is that all of those who die, and that would be all of us, should finish their final life moments without pain and with humble dignity. Dying can be a very easy death if we allow it to be so.
Day 12 of Lent 2023 🧶 Our Lady Undoer of Knots
Our Lady Undoer of Knots is our “Saint” for the 12th Day of Lent, March 7, 2023. Our Lady Undoer of Knots is a painting, and she is shown unraveling knots and straightening strings of despair. Releasing your troubles. Clearing your mind.
Day 11 of Lent 2023 🗳️ Vote for Saint Josephine Bakhita
Today, we celebrate, a day late, the 11th day of Lent and Saint Josephine Bakhita, who is, coincidentally, in a Contest Today! She is in the running to be awarded the “Golden Halo” over at www.Lentmadness.Org. Take a look and vote for Saint Josephine Bakhita, one of our very favorite saints.
Day 10 of Lent 2023 🐈⬛ Saint Gertrude of Nivelles
Gertrude is also known as the patroness of gardeners and also the patron of travelers, chiefly because she was so forthcoming and welcoming to the pilgrims and refugees who came to Nivelles.
Day 9 of Lent 2023 🦁 Saint Adrian of Nicomedia
Adrian was not a Christian, however. He had not even been baptized. Still, he wanted to stand up for what he felt was important, being able to stand up for your own convictions, even when those around you disagreed. So, he fought the good fight and went shoulder to shoulder with comrades, the Christians’, who deserved to live their lives as they chose.
Day 8 of Lent 2023 💐 Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego
While reading and learning about Our Lady of Guadalupe, a legendary story will sometimes arise. Many believe that if you look at an image of Our Lady, believe in her just as much as you possibly can and then ask her for some help with particular issues you are facing; she will find a way to provide help, guidance and answers to your questions.
Day 7 of Lent 2023 🧎♂️ Saint Peregrine
Peregrine is known as the patron saint of cancer patients. He was struck with cancer in the leg. His surgery was scheduled for the next day. Peregrine prayed on one knee all night long. On the morning of the surgery Peregrine woke to find his cancer completely healed. Peregrine is usually depicted with his knee emphasized, as he is on the SaintsforSinners hand-painted saint medal.
Day 6 of Lent 2023 🍀 The Celtic Cross
The best message we can find about the Celtic Cross comes from the Bible. Its circularity shows no beginning and no end, signifying that God does not change. God is the same always, as in the past, present and the future.
Day 5 of Lent 2023 🐑 Saint Bernadette
A more interesting event occurred, in my opinion, when we were traveling the French countryside by car and arrived in Nevers, France. The guidebooks said Saint Bernadette was there so we went to the church to take a look. It was locked up and closed, so we visited the replica of the Lourdes Grotto and were about to travel to another town. As we were doing that a side of the wall of the church opened up and people walked out! I was with my friends Mary, Michele, and Rick and one of them or I went over to see if we could get through this now unlocked open door. We were not able to talk to the people leaving but we could say “Bonjour” and smile.