It is common in Catholic circles to pick a saint one studies for the year. I believe Maria Von Trapp wrote about drawing saints names written on a slip of paper, and the modern version is the Saint's Name Generator. I decided not to take my chances with a random selection this year and go right for the top. The big guns. Mary and Joseph. I have certainly begged Blessed Mother and her dear husband for numerous favors, and have been a fairly faithful rosary pray-er for many, many years. However I have never read or studied much on either of them. Here is my beginning, courtesy of our wonderful parish library.