Perhaps at no other time of the year are there so many popular saints celebrated in our Church as there are this week. September 30th we remember the great St. Jerome, patron saint of archaeologists, Bible scholars and librarians. Today we remember St. Therese of Lisieux, Carmelite nun and Doctor of the Church.
Tomorrow we commemorate Guardian Angels, who keep watch over us at all times. Thursday, October 4th, is the feast of the great founder of the Franciscans, St. Francis of Assisi. And on October 5th we remember a dynamic saint who hasn’t yet made it to every calendar of feast days but is well known for spreading the message of God’s Divine Mercy, St. Faustina Kowalska.
Since there are so many awesome saints this week of the year, I always feel a little bad about not praying a novena to each. But since last year St. Francis was my patron for the year, I chose my novena for this week to be in honor of him.
To which powerhouse saint celebrated at this time of the year do you feel closest?