There are saintly patrons for our every occupation, need and concern.
Amy Smith Amy Smith is the Register’s associate editor who edits features for the “Culture of Life” section. Fueled by prayer and coffee, she enjoys writing about everything from Jane Austen to saints for the Register.
A holy card.
A painting of the Blessed Mother.
My Catholic heart is comforted when seeing Christ upon the cross, especially amid a particularly hectic day; a saint’s visage on a time-worn holy card prompts my heart to pray, imploring the intercession of a holy person who lived in this so-not-perfect world but persevered on this journey and who now beholds God; and a lovely representation of the Queen of All Saints calls to my mind the time-honored Memorare.
“Sacred images in our churches and homes are intended to awaken and nourish our faith in the mystery of Christ. Through the icon of Christ and his works of salvation, it is he whom we adore,” states the Catechism of Catholic Church, 1192.
“Through sacred images of the holy Mother of God, of the angels and of the saints, we venerate the persons represented.” …