Today I recieved a sign from my patron saint.
As an adult convert, I was never guided to choose a saint. So, I have for several years prayed to “the Saint who loves me”. Today, I KNOW for sure who that Saint is.
I am a lifelong equestrian. And I am childless by no fault of my own. I discovered a year or so ago that St. Anne, mother of Our Blessed Mother, was the patron saint of both equestrians and the childless. By faith, I started asking for her intercession, and praying to her. I have asked that the Lord sanctify my works with horses, and the people that I touch in the horse world, and for God’s blessing on my pursuits.
About 6 weeks ago, my beloved stallion Domingo suffered an injury that was going to require surgery and may have ended his future career. We have had many examinations of him, and two veterinarians determined that he would require a serious surgery. Yesterday, I loaded him in the trailer and hauled him to the vet to have his surgery today. I prayed over him again, as I have many times, for God’s will to be done, and for St. Anne to pray for us. When I got home, I found in our mailbox a beautiful medal of St. Anne that I had ordered weeks before. I immediatly put it on.
This morning, Domingo was to have his surgery. But about an hour ago my vet calls and tells me after doing pre-surgery exam that Domingo appears to be healed, will not require surgery, and can go home and resume his normal life!! I was estatic!
After I hung up the phone I happened to be walking by the den and heard the EWTN mass come on and the priest saying that today was the Feast of the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary. (Of course, my dear St. Anne was a HUGE part of this event!)
My heart raced as I realized that YES… St. Anne is indeed my friend, and has shown me that she has adopted me as her daughter in Christ. I kissed the medal around my neck, and said Thank You Lord Jesus, Thank You Dear Saint.
This personal revelation has inspired me to be a better Christian, to be more holy, to pray more, and to reach out to my fellow equestrians with the love of Christ. I am so happy to finally know WHO my patron saint is, and that I have her as my spiritual guide.
Saint Anne, Pray for us.