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21st Jul '16 11:24:45 PM mugiwara
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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor". One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you. Roman Catholic theology calls this ''intercession:'' Being the Boss of Heaven, only the [[{{God}}Big G]] has the power to grant prayer requests, but one can ask a saint in heaven to lend his assistance in expediting the process. Apparently, Heaven still has a lot to work on fixing red tape within the celestial bureaucracy.

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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor". One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you. Roman Catholic theology calls this ''intercession:'' Being the Boss of Heaven, only the [[{{God}}Big [[{{God}} Big G]] has the power to grant prayer requests, but one can ask a saint in heaven to lend his assistance in expediting the process. Apparently, Heaven still has a lot to work on fixing red tape within the celestial bureaucracy.
21st Jul '16 11:24:08 PM mugiwara
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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor". One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you.

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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor". One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you.
you. Roman Catholic theology calls this ''intercession:'' Being the Boss of Heaven, only the [[{{God}}Big G]] has the power to grant prayer requests, but one can ask a saint in heaven to lend his assistance in expediting the process. Apparently, Heaven still has a lot to work on fixing red tape within the celestial bureaucracy.
16th Jul '16 11:15:12 AM MsChibi
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* On ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', Gloria practices [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santer%C3%ADa Santeria]], which she describes as "Catholic plus." Her backstory involves a prayer to St. Anthony of Padua [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane and a fire that destroyed her abusive boyfriend]].
1st Jul '16 12:17:54 PM Anddrix
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** In recent years, various people have called for St George to be replaced as Patron of England on the grounds that he had nothing to do with the place. The problem is that choosing a replacement will probably [[BaseBreaker upset more people than it pleases]] - Saints Alban, Edward the Confessor [[note]](Edward the Confessor is also the Patron Saint of the British Royal Family)[[/note]], Edward the Martyr and Edmund the Martyr all have sizeable followings to name but a few, all having been recognised in some capacity as Patrons of England *prior* to St George. Just make things even more complicated, Roman Catholics and some Anglicans would argue that the Virgin Mary also has a stake - prior to the Reformation, Marian devotion was so strong in England that the country was referred to as the "Dowry of Mary".

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** In recent years, various people have called for St George to be replaced as Patron of England on the grounds that he had nothing to do with the place. The problem is that choosing a replacement will probably [[BaseBreaker upset more people than it pleases]] pleases - Saints Alban, Edward the Confessor [[note]](Edward the Confessor is also the Patron Saint of the British Royal Family)[[/note]], Edward the Martyr and Edmund the Martyr all have sizeable followings to name but a few, all having been recognised in some capacity as Patrons of England *prior* to St George. Just make things even more complicated, Roman Catholics and some Anglicans would argue that the Virgin Mary also has a stake - prior to the Reformation, Marian devotion was so strong in England that the country was referred to as the "Dowry of Mary".
30th Jun '16 2:01:44 PM StFan
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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor." One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you.

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Note that Catholics and Orthodox vehemently deny offering "worship" (''latria'') to the saints; what the saints receive is ''doulia'' or "honor" -- or, in the case of the Queen of the Saints, the Blessed Virgin Mary, ''hyperdoulia'' or "extreme honor." honor". One does not pray '''to''' the saints, but rather asks them to pray '''for''' you.









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* Saint Francis (and Jesuit monks in particular) are posited as the origin of the Kappa myth in the author's notes of Manga/HellTeacherNube.

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* Saint Francis (and Jesuit monks in particular) are posited as the origin of the Kappa myth in the author's notes of Manga/HellTeacherNube.''Manga/HellTeacherNube''.



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** This tradition is continued in the (mostly Roman Catholic) phenomena of holy medals and holy cards and in the (mostly Eastern Orthodox) phenomenon of icons.

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** * This tradition is continued in the (mostly Roman Catholic) phenomena of holy medals and holy cards and in the (mostly Eastern Orthodox) phenomenon of icons.



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* Saint Nicholas' other patronage (that of thieves--more accurately, ''repentant'' thieves) is mentioned in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', where Sophie tells Parker (who is only aware of the SantaClaus version) that St. Nick is also the patron saint of thieves.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
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Saint Nicholas' other patronage (that of thieves--more thieves -- more accurately, ''repentant'' thieves) is mentioned in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', mentioned, where Sophie tells Parker (who is only aware of the SantaClaus version) that St. Nick is also the patron saint of thieves.



-->'''House:''' [The patron saint of] seamen, merchants, archers, prostitutes, and prisoners ...[[SherlockScan You donít have the skin of a seaman, the fingers of an archer, the clothes of a merchant, or the attitude of an ex-con]] . So, just leaves one left.
* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', Sam Tyler (who may or not be a time traveler) wears a St. Christopher medal.

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-->'''House:''' [The patron saint of] seamen, merchants, archers, prostitutes, and prisoners ...[[SherlockScan You donít don't have the skin of a seaman, the fingers of an archer, the clothes of a merchant, or the attitude of an ex-con]] . So, just leaves one left.
* In ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', on Mars|2006}}'':
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Sam Tyler (who may or not be a time traveler) wears a St. Christopher medal.



* The Series/MythBusters consider Series/MacGyver their patron saint.
** Alton Brown regarded [=MacGyver=] as his patron saint first, in a 2001 episode of ''Series/GoodEats'', "Where There's Smoke, There's Fish." (he constructed a fish smoker out of a cardboard box...go figure.)
** Brought up in an earlier [=MythBusters=] episode, where Adam shows the proper procedure for making a ballistics gel dummy ([[CallBack after showing an even earlier attempt which he'd screwed up]]). While waiting for the dummy to set, Adam suggested:
-->'''Adam:''' Pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a [[OddJobGods patron saint of ballistics gel]]?

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* ''Series/MythBusters'':
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The Series/MythBusters Busters consider Series/MacGyver their patron saint.
** Brought up in an earlier episode, where Adam shows the proper procedure for making a ballistics gel dummy ([[CallBack after showing an even earlier attempt which he'd screwed up]]). While waiting for the dummy to set, Adam suggested:
--->'''Adam:''' Pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a [[OddJobGods patron saint of ballistics gel]]?
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Alton Brown regarded [=MacGyver=] as his patron saint first, in a 2001 episode of ''Series/GoodEats'', "Where There's Smoke, There's Fish." (he constructed a fish smoker out of a cardboard box... go figure.)
** Brought up in an earlier [=MythBusters=] episode, where Adam shows the proper procedure for making a ballistics gel dummy ([[CallBack after showing an even earlier attempt which he'd screwed up]]). While waiting for the dummy to set, Adam suggested:
-->'''Adam:''' Pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a [[OddJobGods patron saint of ballistics gel]]?
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* The patron saint of speedy delivery, prayed to by people in a hurry for something, is the possibly apocryphal Saint Expeditus. The story goes, he was a Roman soldier that was considering converting to Christianity; the Devil appeared to him as a crow and suggested he put it off until tomorrow, and Expeditus stomped the shit out of the crow and converted then and there. However, all of this may be completely fictional (as opposed to partially); some say that he was created when a crate of saints' relics showed up at a nunnery with no label except "Expeditus", as in "expedited delivery"; the nuns, not being familiar with the Medieval post office traditions, thought it was the saint's name. Nobody's sure if any of that is true, but St. Expeditus has a big following in Voodoo. That statue is in a nice Afro-American Catholic church in New Orleans, quite near the Louis II cemetery where MarieLaveau is buried.
* Another fun saint is Santo Muerte -- Saint Death. He's a syncresis of Catholic traditions and local indigenous religions of Mexico, and his cult is increasingly popular amongst the lower classes.
* And then there's the completely apocryphal Saint Josephat, an Indian prince that was shocked from his high-end life the first time he saw a poor beggar; he became an ascetic but found it unrewarding, and finally converted to Christianity. Replace "converted to Christianity" with "achieved enlightenment" and you get the story of Siddartha Gautama -- the Buddha. The story had gradually made its way from India to Europe, where the word "boddhisattva" was gradually morphed into "Josephat".
* Things that never happened have occasionally been said to take place on Saint Tib's Day or the Feast of Saint Nunca.
* Saint Grobian is a fictional patron of vulgar language.
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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': At Lake Wobegon, the annual blessing of the animals on St. Francis's feast is a trial for the priest, who is allergic to animals.

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* ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'': ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion'':
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At Lake Wobegon, the annual blessing of the animals on St. Francis's feast is a trial for the priest, who is allergic to animals.



* In ''[[{{Deadlands}} Hell On Earth]]'', the Templars have their own pantheon of Patron Saints (that includes, among others, St. John Wayne and St. Eliot Ness).

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* In ''[[{{Deadlands}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} Hell On Earth]]'', the Templars have their own pantheon of Patron Saints (that includes, among others, St. John Wayne and St. Eliot Ness).



* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Imperial Cult]], which is really just [[RecycledINSPACE Catholicism IN SPACE!]] has numerous saints, one of the more famous being [[GauntsGhosts Saint Sabbat]], and Ollanius Pius, [[YouShallNotPass patron saint of Guardsmen]]. Living Saints are also sometimes produced by the Sisters of Battle.

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The Imperial Cult]], Cult, which is really just [[RecycledINSPACE Catholicism IN SPACE!]] has numerous saints, one of the more famous being [[GauntsGhosts [[Literature/GauntsGhosts Saint Sabbat]], and Ollanius Pius, [[YouShallNotPass patron saint of Guardsmen]]. Guardsmen]].
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Living Saints are also sometimes produced by the Sisters of Battle.



* In TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' sainthood was something a character could earn in game. By the standards of BoEE, its ridiculously hard to earn in game (easier if you're starting high level and can write the requirements into your backstory.)
* ''{{Ars Magica}}'' being set, in Europe circa 1220 there are a number of active Saints (most notably Francis of Assisi). Furthermore, two supplements, "Realms of Power: The Divine" and "The Church", include rules for allowing players to petition their Patron Saint (or any other) for aid by expending Faith.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': In TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons the ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' Deeds'', sainthood was is something a character could can earn in game. By the standards of BoEE, its the book, it's ridiculously hard to earn in game (easier if you're starting high level and can write the requirements into your backstory.)
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* ''{{Ars Magica}}'' ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'' being set, set in Europe circa 1220 1220, there are a number of active Saints (most notably Francis of Assisi). Furthermore, two supplements, "Realms of Power: The Divine" and "The Church", include rules for allowing players to petition their Patron Saint (or any other) for aid by expending Faith.



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* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' and its '[[{{Franchise/Buildingverse}} verse]][[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'', ''Webcomic/DownTheStreet'', ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'', ''Webcomic/MeanwhileUpstairs'' etc.[[/note]] has the Saint Jude university, where most of the cast works or studies. Kinda fitting how much concentrated ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]]'' the place has, beginning with the main characters, who are mostly [[MegaCrossover antagonists from different stories]] trying to begin a new, more normal life. Lost Causes indeed. Also Javert tells James to "Go St. George on" the dragon [[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Roommates-272-Toothless-319339842 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' and its '[[{{Franchise/Buildingverse}} verse]][[note]]''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'', ''Webcomic/DownTheStreet'', ''{{Webcomic/Superintendent}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Superintendent}}'', ''Webcomic/MeanwhileUpstairs'' etc.[[/note]] has the Saint Jude university, where most of the cast works or studies. Kinda fitting how much concentrated ''[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]]'' the place has, beginning with the main characters, who are mostly [[MegaCrossover antagonists from different stories]] trying to begin a new, more normal life. Lost Causes indeed. Also Javert tells James to "Go St. George on" the dragon [[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Roommates-272-Toothless-319339842 here]].



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* For our own Wiki, there is a Patron Saint of Television, [[http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-clare-of-assisi/ Saint Clare of Assisi]], and [[http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-isidore-of-seville/ Saint Isidore, Patron Saint of the Internet]].

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* For our own Wiki, there Wiki/TVTropes:
** There
is a Patron Saint of Television, [[http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-clare-of-assisi/ Saint Clare of Assisi]], and [[http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-isidore-of-seville/ Saint Isidore, Patron Saint of the Internet]].



** A patron saint of our Wiki would be probably named [[IncrediblyLamePun Saint-Tropez]].
*** We already gave that role to Creator/JossWhedon.

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** A patron saint of our Wiki would be probably named [[IncrediblyLamePun Saint-Tropez]].
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[[{{Pun}} Saint-Tropez]]. We already gave that role to Creator/JossWhedon.



* The patron saint of speedy delivery, prayed to by people in a hurry for something, is the possibly apocryphal Saint Expeditus. The story goes, he was a Roman soldier that was considering converting to Christianity; the Devil appeared to him as a crow and suggested he put it off until tomorrow, and Expeditus stomped the shit out of the crow and converted then and there. However, all of this may be completely fictional (as opposed to partially); some say that he was created when a crate of saints' relics showed up at a nunnery with no label except "Expeditus", as in "expedited delivery"; the nuns, not being familiar with the Medieval post office traditions, thought it was the saint's name. Nobody's sure if any of that is true, but St. Expeditus has a big following in Voodoo.
** That statue is in a nice Afro-American Catholic church in New Orleans, quite near the Louis II cemetery where MarieLaveau is buried.
* Another fun saint is Santo Muerte--Saint Death. He's a syncresis of Catholic traditions and local indigenous religions of Mexico, and his cult is increasingly popular amongst the lower classes.
* And then there's the completely apocryphal Saint Josephat, an Indian prince that was shocked from his high-end life the first time he saw a poor beggar; he became an ascetic but found it unrewarding, and finally converted to Christianity. Replace "converted to Christianity" with "achieved enlightenment" and you get the story of Siddartha Gautama--the Buddha. The story had gradually made its way from India to Europe, where the word 'boddhisattva' was gradually morphed into 'Josephat'.
* Things that never happened have occasionally been said to take place on Saint Tib's Day or the Feast of Saint Nunca.
* Saint Grobian is a fictional patron of vulgar language.
14th May '16 8:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* Like ''Joan of Arcadia'', ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' was inspired by Joan of Arc's story.

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* Like ''Joan of Arcadia'', ''{{Wonderfalls}}'' ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' was inspired by Joan of Arc's story.



* The Series/MythBusters consider MacGyver their patron saint.
** Alton Brown regarded MacGyver as his patron saint first, in a 2001 episode of ''Series/GoodEats'', "Where There's Smoke, There's Fish." (he constructed a fish smoker out of a cardboard box...go figure.)

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* The Series/MythBusters consider MacGyver Series/MacGyver their patron saint.
** Alton Brown regarded MacGyver [=MacGyver=] as his patron saint first, in a 2001 episode of ''Series/GoodEats'', "Where There's Smoke, There's Fish." (he constructed a fish smoker out of a cardboard box...go figure.)
11th May '16 8:57:23 AM Fauvelus
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-->'''House:''' [The patron saint of] seamen, merchants, archers, prostitutes, and prisoners ...You donít have the skin of a seaman, the fingers of an archer, the clothes of a merchant, or the attitude of an ex-con. So, just leaves one left.

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-->'''House:''' [The patron saint of] seamen, merchants, archers, prostitutes, and prisoners ...[[SherlockScan You donít have the skin of a seaman, the fingers of an archer, the clothes of a merchant, or the attitude of an ex-con.ex-con]] . So, just leaves one left.
11th May '16 8:52:31 AM Fauvelus
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* ''Series/{{House}}'' snarks at one of his patients when he spots a Saint Nicholas (I believe) medallion, whose patronage also includes prostitutes. She snarks right back that he's also the patron saint of the wrongfully accused.

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* In one episode, ''Series/{{House}}'' snarks at one of shows his patients vast knowledge about patron saints when he spots a Saint Nicholas (I believe) medallion, whose patronage also includes prostitutes. She snarks right back that he's also the medallion on a female patient :
-->'''House:''' [The
patron saint of of] seamen, merchants, archers, prostitutes, and prisoners ...You donít have the wrongfully accused.skin of a seaman, the fingers of an archer, the clothes of a merchant, or the attitude of an ex-con. So, just leaves one left.
11th May '16 8:35:09 AM Fauvelus
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, the Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is under the patronage of Saint Mungo, who, despite his peculiar name, is a honest-to-God patron saint from Scotland, also known as Saint Kentingern (c.550-612).

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, the Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is under the patronage of Saint Mungo, who, despite his peculiar name, is a honest-to-God patron saint from Scotland, also known as Saint Kentingern Kentigern (c.550-612).
11th May '16 8:33:30 AM Fauvelus
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*In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, the Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries is under the patronage of Saint Mungo, who, despite his peculiar name, is a honest-to-God patron saint from Scotland, also known as Saint Kentingern (c.550-612).
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