I am a new Anglo-Catholic (although I am seriously investigating the Roman Catholic Church at this point). I grew up in a Protestant home, so I am sadly lacking in knowledge about the Saints.
My 10-month beagle was recently very sick (she got into snail bait) and I found myself petitioning God, the blessed Virgin Mary, St. Faustina (my patron saint), St. Patrick (my bf’s patron saint) and St. Francis of Assisi for her life. Praise God, He was merciful and spared her life and she is enjoying a complete recovery. I would like to do something to demonstrate my gratitude to God and to the saints and blessed mother who joined their prayers with mine.
I’ve considered looking for a shrine to visit, but have no idea how to go about finding one or if I even could find one in California (or a reasonable traveling distance for my financial means). What other alternatives do I have? I do have a small statues of St. Faustina and St. Patrick…would it be appropriate to light a candle in front of them outside of a Church?
Thank you all for your insight!
The peace of God be with you,