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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Your Number is Up
Dear Sister Mary Martha,
I have a question for you, if I may. I am asking it here be because you don’t seem to have a questions here icon. So my question is who is the patron saint of Winning the Lottery? Is there a Saint associated with the correct numbers coming up? I value your sound advice.
Huge thanks, I love your Blog and read it religiously each day.
Sister you Rock.
Hello Sr Mary Martha
Do you know of any saints who felt that they were constantly under a cloud? Jinxed. Or that God’s blessings were being blocked.
Also do you know any prayers to remedy the situation?
According to ‘The Incorruptibles’, St. John of God was confined to an asylum because he was excessively remorseful for his sins after hearing a sermon by St. John of Avila. (The mentally ill were beaten daily as part of their treatment, which John of God viewed as penance for himself.) Eventually, St. John of Avila went to the asylum and set him straight. While John of God was in the asylum he tirelessly cared for the real patients.
I don’t understand the pop quiz. Today’s saint is Blaise but how do you give the answer in feet.
If there were a patron saint for winning the lottery he or she would be exhausted by all the requests for help. Make winning the lottery plan Z.
I do play occasionally when the total gets high. and I realize the odds of winning are somewhere in the range of 1:150,000,000 or there abouts. It is my plan Z
St. Blaise! But I don’t know how to convert that into feet, maybe a little sketchy on centimeteres.
I hope you are feeling better and over the weather soon.
Thank you for the reminder of St. John of God and the nice little prayer.
Would he be one saint for the easily distracted? I think I’ve got ADD, at least a touch, and I keep getting sidetracked on the housework, so I could use a little help. I can’t paint the whole house dust colored. Any suggestions? Housework or Focusing?
God Bless you Sister!
Winning the lottery is the last thing a Catholic or other Christian should want. “Eye of the needle” and all that.
Anne-Don’t play the lottery. It’s a tax on people who are bad at math;D
Sister, I love your blog! God bless you and feel better soon.
PS Enjoy the soup!
Sister. Mary Margaret. I have tried and tried I’m at my wits end. How can I reach God? How can I get a word a sign. From him. I have prayed Novenas. To no avail. What can I do?
Is this the comment place where you ask questions? I desperatly need to know if there is a patron saint for a lost cat. Her name is Magda and she has had quite a life with us but she is missing. Help–Help– and many thanks Your blog is something else. Cant wait to read it everyday.
Thanks for the response Sr.Mary Martha. I think this article identifies how i feel.’Outside’
I have a thought for ‘Jane’ of feeling jinxed. I know this is out there, but I just read Fr. Gabriele Amorth’s book on Exorcisms, “An Exorcist Tells His Story,” and what you describe is definitely in there. Maybe you want to give the book a try and see what you think?
I wanted to know if there was a Patron Saint for holding grudges my father-in-law ask my husband for a large sum of money to help prevent forclosure on property so my husband wanting to help out his family give him the money but it completly depleated our savings now we have hit a speedbump(crashing and burning) in our finances and bareley scraping by. We have two babies and I know I shouldnt be mad or hold a grudge he needed help and hes family and our bills our paid as of now but I cant help it I’m so mad I could scream! Pray for me please
This. Was very interesting. I echo. Some the things that were said. I Don’t. Want to be rich but it would be nice to be debt free.
I lost my cat once. I looked all over for him for hours in the middle of the night. I finally started to pray to St. Anthony (St. Anthony, St. Anthony, Please come around, for Bon-bon is lost and cannot be found). After deciding to check the neighborhood for the inth time at 3am, a woman who was talking to someone in a car in the middle of the street stopped her conversation, looked at me, and asked if I was looking for a white cat. When I told her that I was, she told me she just saw one run across the street to the train station. I ran over to the station, called his name, and there was Bon-bon crying for me. St. Anthony, through God’s Grace, has never failed me!
Ask Sister Mary Martha Life is tough. But Nuns are tougher. If you need helpful advice just Ask Sister Mary Martha. Wednesday, February 03, 2010 Your Number is Up Dear Sister Mary
The Templar Knight
Mysteries of the Knights Templar
A saint for your lottery numbers
Saint Pantaleon is the patron saint of the lottery – proving there really is a saint for everything. I have even found several prayers online beseeching Pantaleon to pick the right numbers for the faithful. One went like this:
Dear St Pantaleon, wrap me with your Holy spirit, help me to win Lotto, and bingo..I want to have a new house and apartment for rent.Thanks lord, guide me always and my family. Amen
So, who was this patron saint of the lottery?
Saint Pantaleon is one of those saints that was very popular at one stage in history and then fell away. He was a physician to one of the late Roman emperors who co-ruled in the east – either Galerius or Maximian.
This was when the empire was divided between two senior and two junior rulers – a system called the Tetrarchy. Diocletian, the emperor who devised this ingenious way of running the vast imperium, also launched the last and most determined persecution of the Christians.
We are led to believe that Pantaleon was convinced that faith was more important than medicine and he duly accepted a rather gruesome martyrdom. Many of the stories that circulate about martyrs under Diocletian are faintly ridiculous. They all have common themes about saints having their heads cut off or being boiled alive and yet somehow miraculously surviving, etc.
The gruesome death of the patron saint of the lottery
Whoever told the story of Pantaleon got very carried away because he was pretty much subjected to every horrific mode of execution you could imagine and yet proved impossible to kill. Only when he himself consented to die, did the blade cut his head off – out of which, by the way, spouted a mixture of blood and milk.
This is a statue I found in Portugal but he also features in the stained glass windows of Chartres cathedral and his relics are scattered from Armenia to Italy. In the latter country, there is a belief that Saint Pantaleon will very obligingly come to you in your dreams and tell you the winning lottery numbers. He is presumably very selective about how many people he visits during their slumbers.
The patron saint of the lottery is Saint Pantaleon. Templar expert Tony McMahon sets out to discover his life story and why he can bring you a big win