Every year Jen Fulwiler hosts a "choose your patron saint" event at her blog, Conversion Diary. In addition to being a stellar author, Jen also has a knack for the technical and has designed a "Saint's Name Generator." If you follow the link, you will be taken to a site where you press a button to choose your patron saint for 2012. You have to push the button twice, but the anticipation is worth it. Last year my patron saint was King St. Louis of France. This year it is St. Francis Xavier.
Try it yourself and see who the Holy Spirit is assigning to you for guidance and inspiration in the new year. You may even want to make choosing an annual patron saint a family tradition on New Year's Day.
Have fun, and while you're at it, visit Jen's blog at Conversion Diary.com. She is a former atheist who, along with her husband, converted to the Catholic faith. She writes beautifully about her conversion, her faith and the joys and struggles of raising her growing young family.
A blessed new year to one and all!