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Saint Jules of Lard #SecretSubjectSwap March 2015

Welcome to March's Secret Subject Swap. This week, fourteen brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Your “Secret Subject” is:
In honor of St. Patrick's Day this month, if you could be a patron saint of anything what would it be and how would you receive the honor?

It was submitted by: (Thank you for such an interesting subject! <3)

I recently watched the movie "St. Vincent" with Bill Murray, and it gave me a very interesting perspective on this subject. Had I received this subject sooner, I would have had a much harder time answering, I believe. The movie really helped me to see there are "saints" among us, even if they don't fit the usual definition of what a saint is.

Under the usual definition of a saint, I am definitely not a saint. By the standards set forth in "St. Vincent", I could pass as a saint. I think it is kinda awesome that I get to choose what I am the patron saint of. There are so  many things that are dear to me, that I think would be awesome to be the patron saint of. At the end of the day, I want to be a dual patron saint. I hereby declare myself the patron saint of coffee lovers and moms that have suffered child loss. 

I would graciously accept the honor to be the patron saint of such wonderful people. I chose coffee lovers, over coffee drinkers, because the coffee lovers are my people. Coffee drinkers aren't quite there yet. I chose moms that have lost a child, because I know their pain. 

I would make sure that coffee lovers would have delicious coffee all the days of their life. I have read about potential coffee shortages in the future, I would work miracles against that.

I would comfort the grieving mothers. I would watch over their children, until they are reunited. I would do my very best to make it better, even if just a little bit, for the moms. 

I would need a name. Saint Jules of Manteca (The name of the town I live in)? Well, Manteca means Lard in Spanish, so maybe not. Saint Jules of Coffee?? I think we are probably onto something. Yes, I could probably embrace that name. 

What about you? What would you want to be the patron saint of? 

Thank you for taking the time to read this! I hope your Friday is spectacular and your weekend is amazing! 

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup (of coffee), and check them all out. See you there:                          Baking In A Tornado                        Stacy Sews and Schools                          Spatulas on Parade                            Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                          The Momisodes                      Climaxed                       Someone Else’s Genius               Confessions of a part-time working mom                                            The Lieber Family                            Southern Belle Charm                           Searching for Sanity                                  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                                Small Talk Mama


  1. St. Jules!! I can totally see it!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. What a great topic! I'd like to be the patron saint of working moms. I think I'd give lots of hugs!!

    1. Oh, patron saint of working moms. . . that's a good one.

  3. St of Coffee works for me. I shall have an altar to you in every room in my house......

  4. love the prompt...and LOVE that movie St. Vincent..... the best movie in a long time. I think you would be a wonderful saint! I would love to watch over NICU babies, help them transition home or guide them to heaven to wait for their parents.

  5. ❤ love this Jules!

    I think I'd be the patron saint for bad decision makers, I'd let them know that they would only learn from their mistakes and grow!

  6. St. Jules of Coffee is perfect. I'm not picturing the St. Jules of Lard as a positive thing, LOL, and the work you propose for the moms who have lost children is definitely a positive thing.

  7. Saint Jules of Coffee - I think you'd be doing an awesome job! Any you know what? The best thing is, you can actually do the little things without any official bestowal!
    What an amazing prompt, and you did so well :-)

  8. Yeah, I'd take coffee over lard, but they're both catchy!

  9. I cant wait to watch St Vincent and this just made me put it on the to do.list this weekend!

  10. I think i'd be the patron saint of people who never get to drink a cup of coffee while it is still hot. That is a discomfort I know only too well.
    I think you'd make a great saint at either of those things.

  11. I'd pass on the patron saint of lard but of coffee, that I could embrace. I think I'd be the patron saint of the down trodden. Those who have been stepped on repeatedly but still get up and move forward. This I know well.

  12. I haven't seen St. Vincent, but it looks really cute. I guess I'll have to watch it soon. I'm so glad you liked the prompt, but I'm so sorry to stir up (well, I'm sure they are always there) memories of such a tragic time of your life. Now, the coffee saint, I think that's something most of us can get behind, St. Jules. (Can I call you that from now on?)


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