Saints... Honestly I can not imagine my prayer life without them. Those men and women, who lived heroically virtuous lives. Who performed miracles from Heaven, and who continue to break through into our ordinary lives and help us find things, heal people, and bring spiritual comfort. Models of attainable faith but not out of reach perfection!
I've got my posse - lead by Our Blessed Mother. While each of my favorite Saints has their 'specialty' that I may call upon them for, known as their patronage, there are days I just throw up a general intercessory HELP! and wait to see where it landed. I feel connected to them, not only by reading their writings or the stories of their earthly lives but also through real encounters with them in their heavenly lives. I've felt their protection, guidance, and love.
Our Lady of Grace and Our Lady Undoer of Knots are both image of Our Blessed Mother that I feel particularly drawn to. Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, St. Faustina, Padre Pio, St. Therese of the Child Jesus are also in my spiritual family. The mystical body of Christ, the family of Allison Gingras and Reconciled To You ministries. Oh Holy Men and Women, please pray for us!
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Our Lady Undoer of Knots
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Servant of God, Fr. Patrick Peyton (and going for the "two-fer" here) Pope St. John Paul II
So, who is in your posse? List your saints or LINK to your own blog entry about your MYSTICAL FAMILY!