January 1, 2018

Happy New (Saint) Year - 2018

Need a helping hand in 2018? Head over to the Saint's Name Generator to get a randomly selected saint. I've been using this tool each year since 2013 to select a patron saint for the year. My new saint for 2018 is St. Veronica.



St. Veronica is best known as the woman who offered a cloth to Jesus so He could wipe the blood and sweat from His face on the way to the crucifixion. In addition to her patronage against bleeding, she is the patron saint of laundry workers, seamstresses, domestic workers, dying people and photographers. St. Veronica's feast day is July 12.

She joins a formidable lineup of my annual patron saints:  


  • 2018: Saint Veronica
  • 2017: St. Raymond of Fitero
  • 2016: St. Wenceslaus
  • 2015: St. Radegunde 
  • 2014: St. Cajetan
  • 2013: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
In three more years I'll have enough saints for a baseball team! Get your patron saint for the new year today.

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