Last year, I went on Jennifer Fulwiler's Conversion Diary blog and used her Saints Name Generator to have it choose a special patron for me for 2013. I got miracle-worker and stigmatist St. Padre Pio, a great and well-known saint of the modern era. He was randomly chosen for me--and then amazingly, it seemed that he was sending me little messages throughout the year. We routinely receive stacks of mailings from different Catholic groups and charities, this is true; but believe me when I tell you that we got way more Padre Pio-inspired goodies in the mail than I could ever remember getting before the year 2013. We got prayer cards, packets of healing oil from the Padre Pio shrine, Rosary rings with relics embedded...it was eerie how often this saint appeared in our mailbox, reminding me to pray extra hard to him for all of my various intentions.
as I've mentioned before, there appears to be a saint behind almost every unconventional, offbeat-sounding name an expectant Catholic couple could come up with for their as-yet-unnamed baby!).
Walburga helps those who suffer from coughs, dog bites, famine, hydrophobia, mad dogs, plague, and rabies. She is the patron saint of boatmen, farmers, harvests, mariners, and sailors. Her feast is celebrated on February 25.
Saints Name Generator a whirl. There's a special friend up there who can't wait to watch over you in 2014, I just know it!