This year we used Jennifer Fulwiler's Saint Generator to choose a patron saint for the year. We ended up with the unpronounceably-named but fascinating St. Acca of Hexham, an abbot, musician and scholar from 7th century Northumbria. He is credited with bringing Roman chants to England - neat. His only extant writing is a single letter, so I guess we'll have to read St. Bede, who dedicated several of his theological works to Acca. Seems a weirdly appropriate choice for us. St. Acca, pray for us!