This section contains the history, facts and information about and including the life of the Catholic Patron Saints, their death, their Feast Day and how each of the Patron Saints are depicted, or represented in Christian Art, images and paintings. Why were these people chosen to become Patron Saints of causes, professions and countries?
What are the names of all of the Patron Saints? What are the meanings and origins of each of the Patron Saints and their specific causes? The A- Z of names of the most popular Roman Catholic Patron Saints provides access to a page dedicated to each of the Patron Saints about which you wish to obtain history, facts and information. The history, facts and information includes the life of the Saint, the death, their Feast Day and how each of the Patron Saints are depicted, or represented in Christian Art.
Definition of Patron Saints - Meanings and Origins
What is the definition of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries? Patron Saints are those holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest.
Patron Saints Names
List of Patron Saints and Patronage
Patron Saints of Countries
Patron Saints of Professions
Patron Saints of Causes
Female Patron Saints
Patron Saints and their Patronage
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Saints and their Patronage
Click on of the following links for details of the patronage of the Saints and their causes, professions and countries. Causes include illness, life, love, miracles healing, money, strength, nurses, cancer, firefighters, music, musicians, singing, television, internet, computers, flying, firemen, attorneys, job seekers, employment, illness, art, mothers, animals, teeth and toothache, soldiers and the navy.
Patron Saints A - Z Saints Names Index
Click on Patron Saints Names for access to the story of all of the Patron Saints that you would like to know more about. We have detailed below a sample of the most popular Patron Saints:
Patron Saints Feast Days
The origin of the Feast Days of Patron Saints. Specially designated feast days are associated with days of the year and these are referred to as the Patron Saint's Feast Day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths, at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.
Definition of a Saint
The term 'Saint' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe a person who is perceived of being an example of great holiness and virtue and considered capable of interceding with God on behalf of a person who prayed to them. A person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization. The Roman Catholic Church has an official process for creating saints.
Martyrs and Patron Saints
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. Many Patron Saints are referred to as Christian martyrs. A martyr is one who is murdered or put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Many Christian martyrs and Patron Saints suffered cruel and torturous deaths like stoning, crucifixion, and burning at the stake. The word 'martyr' comes from the Greek word translated "witness." Martyrdom is the result of religious persecution. The first known Christian martyr was Saint Stephen as recorded in the Acts 6:8–8:3, who was stoned to death for his faith.
Popular Patron Saints
The most popular of the Patron Saints are St. Saint Adrian, St. Andrew, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. Barnabas, St. Bartholomew, St. Benedict, St. Bernard, St. Bonaventura, St. Boniface, St. Bridget, St. Catherine, St. Cecilia, St. Christina, St. Christopher, St. Clare, St. David, St. Denis, St. Elmo, St. Francis of Assisi, St. George, St. Gregory, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, St. Lucy, St. Luke, St. Margaret, St. Mark, St. Martin, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Matthew, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Nicholas, St. Patrick, St. Paul, St. Peter, St. Philip, St. Roche, St. Stephen, St. Theresa, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Ursula, St. Vincent and St. Vitus.
Prayers of Patron Saints
Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a Patron Saint for intercession on their behalf.