I have a really good friend that has gotten into some stuff and a crowd that is a kinda bad influence. Does anyone know of any Patron Saint of Bad Habits/Peer Pressure/ect.?
Are there any good devotions for such things? I have picked up the daily Rosary for 'em (i have been praying for a while for different reasons and I am going to include this in the intention). But, I would like to do more? Any suggestions on how I can bring Gods grace into this persons life and be freed from such things?
I don’t know who the “official” patron saint is of those things, but St. Augustine comes to mind! He writes about an incident in his youth when he stole pears with friends even though he didn’t want to eat a pear, and he struggled with chastity for a long time.
For some 30 years I worked into all my classes a ‘teen creed’ this was a series of suggestons designed to lead the young towards truth and away from error…the last one had to do with peer pressure…"Don’t let the crowd pressure you,stand for something-or you’ll fall for anything! If you would like the complete list let me know…the creed covers.respect for parents,choosing companions with care,fighting ignorant intolerance,habits,safe driving…all the best
Not exactly what you’re looking for but here are several that seem relevent: St. Jude (Desperate/Hopeless Causes), St. Rita (Impossible Causes), St. Maximilian Kolbe (Addicts), St. John of God (Alcoholism), and St. Teresa of Avila (People in need of Grace)