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6th Mar '18 7:14:29 PM nombretomado
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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}} '[[{{Webcomic/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]].
24th Jan '18 3:25:30 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'', the Saint of Thieves is a supernatural entity that is the brother of Santa Claus (possibly a reference to St. Nicholas being both). There's plenty of SiblingRivalry between them. The former even has a holiday celebrated by thieves around the world Thankstaking. He also has power over thieves, such as CompellingVoice.
22nd Jan '18 11:32:03 AM DustSnitch
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* Dante is put on his journey through ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' by two female saints, the historical Lucia and Dante's idealized version of Beatrice, a frequent subject of his love poetry. Beatrice is more directly involved in Dante's journey when she sends Virgil to get Dante and then guides the poet by herself through Heaven, but she only intervenes at all because Saint Lucia informed her of how far Dante had strayed. Plus, Lucia at one point carries Dante through Purgatory to speed up his lengthy trek.
14th Dec '17 9:53:49 PM Albino_Axolotl
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* Another fun saint is La Santa Muerte -- Saint of Death, or Our Lady of the Holy Death. She's a syncresis of Catholic traditions and local indigenous religions of Mexico, and her cult is increasingly popular amongst the lower classes.

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* Another fun saint is La Santa Muerte -- Saint of Death, or Our Lady of the Holy Death. She's a syncresis of Catholic traditions and local indigenous religions of Mexico, and her cult is increasingly popular amongst the lower classes.
14th Dec '17 9:53:00 PM Albino_Axolotl
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* 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.

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* Another fun saint is Santo La Santa Muerte -- Saint of Death, or Our Lady of the Holy Death. He's She's a syncresis of Catholic traditions and local indigenous religions of Mexico, and his her cult is increasingly popular amongst the lower classes.
25th Nov '17 11:06:45 AM Rhivana
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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 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.CelestialBureaucracy.
22nd Sep '17 8:00:55 PM Malady
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* Several stories are based on the fictional patron saint of engineers, St. Vidicon, who martyred himself to ensure a key speech by the Pope would make it to air. He is invoked to defend against [[FinaglesLaw Finagle]].
* The aforementioned St. Vidicon is referenced in the ''SixteenThirtyTwo''-verse. He is venerated (due to the circumstances of his martyrhood) by radio technicians as the holy helper against the ravages of [[MurphysLaw Murphy]], half in earnest and half as an in-universe lampshading/jab at up-time Catholics who continue to venerate saints who are either still alive in down-time or, due to TheButterflyEffect, will never be born. When three radio techs petition the local cardinal for permission to found a holy order dedicated to St. Vidicon, he is less than amused.

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* Several stories are based on the fictional patron saint of engineers, St. Vidicon, who martyred himself to ensure a key speech by the Pope would make it to air. He is invoked to defend against [[FinaglesLaw Finagle]].
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* The aforementioned St. Vidicon is referenced in the ''SixteenThirtyTwo''-verse. ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''-verse. He is venerated (due to the circumstances of his martyrhood) by radio technicians as the holy helper against the ravages of [[MurphysLaw Murphy]], {{Murphy|sLaw}}, half in earnest and half as an in-universe lampshading/jab at up-time Catholics who continue to venerate saints who are either still alive in down-time or, due to TheButterflyEffect, will never be born. When three radio techs petition the local cardinal for permission to found a holy order dedicated to St. Vidicon, he is less than amused.
16th Sep '17 3:55:04 PM nombretomado
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* Patron saints were common subjects for artists throughout TheMiddleAges and TheRenaissance (as in the page image of the "[[http://madameevangelista.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/wilton_diptych.jpg Wilton Diptych]]," which shows SS. Edmund the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, and John the Baptist patronizing King Richard II of England). Often non-contemporaneous saints are shown associating in ''sacra conversazione'', each identified by holding or standing near his or her own special emblem, often the method of his or her martyrdom -- ''e.g.'', St. Catherine holding her wheel or St. Bartholomew holding his own ''[[NightmareFuel flayed skin]]''.

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* Patron saints were common subjects for artists throughout TheMiddleAges and TheRenaissance UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance (as in the page image of the "[[http://madameevangelista.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/wilton_diptych.jpg Wilton Diptych]]," which shows SS. Edmund the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, and John the Baptist patronizing King Richard II of England). Often non-contemporaneous saints are shown associating in ''sacra conversazione'', each identified by holding or standing near his or her own special emblem, often the method of his or her martyrdom -- ''e.g.'', St. Catherine holding her wheel or St. Bartholomew holding his own ''[[NightmareFuel flayed skin]]''.
17th Aug '17 12:55:34 AM jormis29
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* Simon Templar in ''Film/TheSaint'' takes all of his aliases from the names of saints, including Martin De Porres, Bruno Hartenfaust, and Thomas More. He also references some of the things necessary for a person to be considered a saint (a few steps are left out, either as a result of carelessness or RuleOfDrama), and manages at least the "three miracles" part.

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* Simon Templar in ''Film/TheSaint'' ''Film/TheSaint1997'' takes all of his aliases from the names of saints, including Martin De Porres, Bruno Hartenfaust, and Thomas More. He also references some of the things necessary for a person to be considered a saint (a few steps are left out, either as a result of carelessness or RuleOfDrama), and manages at least the "three miracles" part.
4th Aug '17 9:36:35 PM stuthehistoryguy
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* The [[JohnColtrane Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane]] African Orthodox Church in San Francisco has officially canonized the jazz great, and celebrates a three-hour mass based on his music every Sunday.

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* The [[JohnColtrane [[Music/JohnColtrane Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane]] African Orthodox Church in San Francisco has officially canonized the jazz great, and celebrates a three-hour mass based on his music every Sunday.
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