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The Saint’s Name Generator

I used some of my holiday free time to create a little program that will choose a saint’s name at random.

Why would you want to choose a saint’s name at random?

I got the idea from the “saint for the year” devotion, where people have a patron saint for the new year chosen for them at random (usually by a priest or religious, who prays over each choice). I’ve had saints chosen for me this way before, and it’s always been a great experience. E.g. In 2007 St. Maximilian Kolbe was picked as my patron for the year. I wasn’t familiar with him before that, but his life ended up inspiring me tremendously all throughout the year, and I still ask him for prayers for all sorts of matters. He’s become one of my favorite saints.

You can check it out here.

Thanks to Jennifer at Conversion Diary

I do this every year. My patron saint for 2011 is St. Nicholas and among the information provided by the program, he’s the patron saint of boys….just what I need to get through another year with two teens of that persuasion. Let me know what you get in the comment box below.