Using Jennifer Fulwiler's Saint Generator, our family's 2014 patron saint is...
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Feast Day: November 18th
I have seen this saint's name before, but knew nothing of her. Reading a short biography, the few items that jumped out at me... Her family was Catholic but were they really practicing in their hearts or just going through the motions? (They didn't want her to be a nun - "violently opposed.") Her mother gave St. Rose her religious education. (What about her father?) St. Rose was a teacher of sorts, prayed constantly, and kept doing God's work despite hostile government, unknown territories, and illness.
I look forward to learning more about her.