In response to this post over at Why I Am Catholic, our family adopted a patron Saint for 2011. I even used their linked to automated Saint random generator to add to the fun factor. The post stated to pray for assistance while the Saint was being selected and of course the correct Saint would select me for the year. And as cheesy as it sounds, I have to agree!! Our family's patron Saint for 2011 is St. Sebastian. You'll notice that he's patron saint of lots of things such as archers and plague victims ~ hopefully both of those will not be concerns for us in the upcoming year. BUT he fearlessly defended the Catholic faith and is a patron saint for gardeners :o)
Throughout this year we will learn about and pray for St. Sebastian's intercession. Hopefully this means we will actually have some harvest this year!