I've been busy working on Christmas/Advent/Shop related projects these last few days. At the moment I feel like my head is full of ideas for new projects (mostly for the shops), which seems to be taking up all the energy that usually goes towards blogging creativity and this is one of those few days where I feel like I really have very little to say (if Paul is checking in from wherever he's studying, he will probably disagree with that statement... so maybe I should rephrase: I have very little that is blog-worthy to say at the moment).
I did have a cute Sadie moment today, that shows how much crafting we've been doing. Sadie walked over to me while I was sewing with a little felt pocket that I made her to hold her saint cards. She began to take the cards out while saying: "I need to do my work." From there she launched into a little speech: "I'm doing my work. This work is hard. I need help with my work. I need to do my work. Will you help me work Mommy?" I offered suggestions on how she could "work" ("do you want to put the cards in a line? in a stack? which card is your favorite?"). When I began cooking dinner, Sadie and her holy cards, spread out over the kitchen floor and continued to "work."
Which leads me to my next, rather random question. The projects I've been working on involve saints. Sadie offered plenty of opinions on favorite saints with her cards today but I thought I'd ask the same question here and see what you have to say: Who are your favorite saints? Are there any particular saints that you feel close to?
Sadie's favorite is pretty obvious (Saint Therese). She told me that Saint Joseph, Saint Francis and Saint Philomena were her favorites today and that Saint Raphael was Mae Bae's favorite. I usually appeal to a small group for intercession, that changes depending on the situation, but that usually rotates between Saint Teresa of Avila, Blessed Kateri and Saint Gerard, with Saint Anthony and Saint Frances Cabrini also popping up in my appeals (a while back I heard the prayer "Mother Cabrini put down your linguini, look down from heaven and fix this machini..." on another blog and it always pops into my head when our car is... acting like it's on its last legs).
So again, back to the question: Which saints are your favorite (and why? if you feel like sharing!)?