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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.
4th Aug '17 9:30:44 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.
8th Jul '17 8:54:53 AM nombretomado
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The process of being named a saint is canonization (or, in Orthodox Christianity, glorification), a long and complicated process. [[note]]Note that canonization does not ''make'' one a saint, as only God can do that. Canonization is merely the process by which the Church recognizes that a person has become a saint. Many saints may exist who have not been canonized. In fact, Orthodoxy defines a saint as ''anyone'' who was accepted by God into Heaven, but not all saints will be recognized by the living because not all saints will have miracles granted in their names by God.[[/note]] For more information, just look up the relevant keyword(s) on TheOtherWiki.

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The process of being named a saint is canonization (or, in Orthodox Christianity, glorification), a long and complicated process. [[note]]Note that canonization does not ''make'' one a saint, as only God can do that. Canonization is merely the process by which the Church recognizes that a person has become a saint. Many saints may exist who have not been canonized. In fact, Orthodoxy defines a saint as ''anyone'' who was accepted by God into Heaven, but not all saints will be recognized by the living because not all saints will have miracles granted in their names by God.[[/note]] For more information, just look up the relevant keyword(s) on TheOtherWiki.
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13th May '17 2:01:53 AM CaptEquinox
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* ''Film/TheMiracleOfOurLadyOfFatima'' is about Mary's visitations in Portugal to Lucia Santos and her cousins, now Blessed Francisco and WaifProphet Jacinta Marto. When they are canonized they'll be the youngest saints other than some of the early Christian martyrs.

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* ''Film/TheMiracleOfOurLadyOfFatima'' is about Mary's visitations in Portugal to Lucia Santos and her cousins, now Blessed St. Francisco and WaifProphet St. Jacinta Marto. When Canonized on May 13, 2017, they are canonized they'll be the youngest saints other than some of the early Christian martyrs.
15th Apr '17 9:18:46 AM nombretomado
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* A heavily fictionalized St. George is the hero of the first book of ''TheFaerieQueene''.

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* A heavily fictionalized St. George is the hero of the first book of ''TheFaerieQueene''.''Literature/TheFaerieQueene''.
7th Feb '17 11:27:00 PM Geoduck
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* In the novelizations of the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' webcomic, it's mentioned that protagonist Agatha's grandmother raised her sons to become heroes instead of the family's usual blood-thirsty maniacs, eventually killing her husband to save them and being killed by [[GeniusLoci Castle Heterodyne]] in return. This led to her being made the patron saint of Those Who Run Afoul of [[MadScientist Sparks.]]
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