History UsefulNotes / PatronSaints

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* Saint Paul, patron of newspapers, writers, and publishers. He was a Pharisee who initially was dedicated to persecuting Christians, but after a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus, he converted to Christianity. His letters to various corners of the Roman world are now recorded in the Bible, that's how important they came to be to the early church. [[JokingMode That's why he's the]] TropeNamer [[JokingMode for]] WordOfSaintPaul.

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* Saint Paul, patron of newspapers, writers, and publishers. He After Jesus' ascension, Saul was a Jewish Pharisee who initially was dedicated to persecuting Christians, but after Christians. Saul was blinded by a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus, he converted and then healed by a Christian. Saul converted, and changed his name to Christianity.Paul. His letters to various corners of the Roman world are now recorded in the Bible, that's how important they came to be to the early church. [[JokingMode [[SincerityMode That's why he's the]] TropeNamer [[JokingMode for]] WordOfSaintPaul.
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* Saint Pantaleon, a saint of the Orthodox church. The legend of his martyrdom says that he [[InsaneForgiveness forgave his persecutors even as they were killing him]]. For this reason, he is also called "[[Literature/HisDarkMaterials Pantalaimon,]]" which means "All-Compassionate." His patronage includes physicians and lottery ticket holders.
* Saint Paul, patron of newspapers, writers, and publishers. He was a Pharisee who initially was dedicated to persecuting Christians, but after a vision of Christ on the road to Damascus, he converted to Christianity. His letters to various corners of the Roman world are now recorded in the Bible, that's how important they came to be to the early church. [[JokingMode That's why he's the]] TropeNamer [[JokingMode for]] WordOfSaintPaul.
22nd Feb '16 12:28:59 AM vifetoile
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* Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus. A humble carpenter. He knew very well that he was Jesus' foster-father, but loved and raised Him just as much as if He was his own flesh and blood. Sometimes is shown as an [[AgeLift aged, aged man]], to indicate [[CelibateHero a chaste marriage with Mary]]. Is the patron of all manual laborers, of fathers, of immigrants (for guiding his family through the journey to Bethlehem and the Flight into Egypt), of Canada, Croatia, Korea, and Vietnam, and to ensure a happy death (because he passed away peacefully at an old age, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with his wife and his son around him]]).

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* Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus. A humble carpenter.carpenter of Galilee. He knew very well that he was Jesus' foster-father, but loved and raised Him just as much as if He was his own flesh and blood. Sometimes is shown as an [[AgeLift aged, aged man]], to indicate [[CelibateHero a chaste marriage with Mary]]. Is the patron of all manual laborers, of fathers, of immigrants (for guiding his family through the journey to Bethlehem and the Flight into Egypt), of Canada, Croatia, Korea, and Vietnam, and to ensure a happy death (because he passed away peacefully at an old age, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with his wife and his son around him]]).
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* Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus. A humble carpenter of Galilee who happened to be a direct descendant of the great King David. He died before Jesus' public ministry began, and knew very well he was Jesus' foster-father, but loved Him just as much as if He was his own flesh and blood, and raised Him with virtue and goodness. Sometimes is shown as an [[AgeLift aged, aged man]], to indicate [[CelibateHero a chaste marriage with Mary]]. Is the patron of all manual laborers, of fathers, of immigrants (for guiding his family through the journey to Bethlehem and the Flight into Egypt), of Canada, Croatia, Korea, and Vietnam, and to ensure a happy death (because he passed away peacefully at an old age, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with his wife and his son around him]]).

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* Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus. A humble carpenter of Galilee who happened to be a direct descendant of the great King David. carpenter. He died before Jesus' public ministry began, and knew very well that he was Jesus' foster-father, but loved and raised Him just as much as if He was his own flesh and blood, and raised Him with virtue and goodness.blood. Sometimes is shown as an [[AgeLift aged, aged man]], to indicate [[CelibateHero a chaste marriage with Mary]]. Is the patron of all manual laborers, of fathers, of immigrants (for guiding his family through the journey to Bethlehem and the Flight into Egypt), of Canada, Croatia, Korea, and Vietnam, and to ensure a happy death (because he passed away peacefully at an old age, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming with his wife and his son around him]]).
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* Saint Augustine of Hippo, a bishop from North Africa (back when it was ruled by Rome) whose writings were of such brilliance and influence that he is now a Doctor of the Church. He wrote extensively about [[TheHedonist his fun-loving, hedonist early life,]] when he devoutly prayed, "Lord, make me chaste and pure, but not just yet." His ''Confessions'' and intense examination of his own spirit and mind make him in some respects the father of the modern biography. Patronage includes [[TheSmartGuy theologians,]] brewers, and Connecticut.

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* Saint Augustine of Hippo, a bishop from North Africa (back when it was ruled by Rome) whose writings were of such brilliance and influence that he is now a Doctor of the Church. He wrote extensively about [[TheHedonist his fun-loving, hedonist hedonistic early life,]] when he devoutly prayed, "Lord, make me chaste and pure, but not just yet." His ''Confessions'' and intense examination of his own spirit and mind make him in some respects the father of the modern biography. Patronage includes [[TheSmartGuy theologians,]] brewers, and Connecticut.
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* The Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, Queen of All Saints. Mary bore and raised Jesus, assisted in His ministry, witnessed His Resurrection, and was (according to Catholic tradition) [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence assumed bodily into heaven]]. That'd be miraculous enough for anyone, but Mary wasn't content with that. She's had an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_apparition astonishingly active Biblical career]], according to pious legend. She is, among other things, patroness of the United States (the US being hostile to Catholics until [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy one became President]], the American Church must have figured that they needed the biggest guns they could find), and of France (that's why the most prominent church in all of France -- and many more besides -- are called ''Notre Dame,'' "Our Lady"). She is also the patroness of Mexico. Known by [[IHaveManyNames a myriad of titles]] -- you can find an "Our Lady of" just about ''anything''. Beloved and revered in many ways all around the world.

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* The Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, Queen of All Saints. Mary bore and raised Jesus, assisted in His ministry, witnessed His Resurrection, and was (according to Catholic tradition) [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence assumed bodily into heaven]]. That'd be miraculous enough for anyone, but Mary wasn't content with that. She's had an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_apparition astonishingly active Biblical career]], according to pious legend. She is, among other things, patroness of Mexico, of the United States (the US being hostile to Catholics until [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy one became President]], the American Church must have figured that they needed the biggest guns they could find), and of France (that's why the most prominent church in all of France -- and many more besides -- are called ''Notre Dame,'' "Our Lady"). She is also the patroness of Mexico.Lady"). Known by [[IHaveManyNames a myriad of titles]] -- you can find an "Our Lady of" just about ''anything''. Beloved and revered in many ways all around the world.



* Saint Augustine of Hippo, a bishop from North Africa (back when it was ruled by Rome) whose writings were of such brilliance and influence that he is now a Doctor of the Church. He wrote extensively about his early life as [[TheHedonist a fun-loving, reckless, pagan youth]] who uttered the prayer "Lord, make me chaste and pure, but not just yet." His ''Confessions'' and intense examination of his own spirit and mind make him in some respects the father of the modern biography. Patronage includes [[TheSmartGuy theologians,]] brewers, and Connecticut.

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* Saint Augustine of Hippo, a bishop from North Africa (back when it was ruled by Rome) whose writings were of such brilliance and influence that he is now a Doctor of the Church. He wrote extensively about his early life as [[TheHedonist a his fun-loving, reckless, pagan youth]] who uttered the prayer hedonist early life,]] when he devoutly prayed, "Lord, make me chaste and pure, but not just yet." His ''Confessions'' and intense examination of his own spirit and mind make him in some respects the father of the modern biography. Patronage includes [[TheSmartGuy theologians,]] brewers, and Connecticut.



* Saint Dymphna. Historically, there is evidence of a martyr of this name. She picked up a legend of having repulsed her father's attempts to rape and murder her -- like the FairyTale "All Kinds of Fur" Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}, and their variants -- and is the patroness of the insane and emotionally disturbed.
* Saint Francis of Assisi, a popular and recognizable saint. He [[DefectorFromDecadence cast aside his worldly riches to live in severe poverty]], and was [[FriendToAllLivingThings known to have a gift with animals, even preaching to birds and calming wolves]]. He was a humble lover of nature, and the first recorded Christian to receive the [[WoundThatWillNotHeal stigmata]]. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment (and those who care for the same, like veterinarians and conservationists), merchants, and the Cub Scouts, as well as the city of [[MeaningfulName San Francisco, CA]].

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* Saint Dymphna. Historically, there is evidence of a martyr of this name. She picked up a legend of having repulsed her father's attempts to rape and murder her -- like the FairyTale "All Kinds of Fur" Literature/{{Donkeyskin}}, and their variants -- and is the patroness of the insane mentally ill and emotionally disturbed.
* Saint Francis of Assisi, a popular and recognizable saint. He [[DefectorFromDecadence cast aside his worldly riches to live in severe poverty]], and was [[FriendToAllLivingThings known to have had a gift with animals, even preaching to birds and calming wolves]]. He was a humble lover of nature, and the first recorded Christian to receive the [[WoundThatWillNotHeal stigmata]]. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment (and those who care for the same, like veterinarians and conservationists), merchants, and the Cub Scouts, as well as the city of [[MeaningfulName San Francisco, CA]].



* Saint John the Baptist, who was Jesus' slightly older cousin. He went out into the desert, wearing a camel-hair shirt and carrying a cross-shaped staff, and told people to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. He began the practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins and induction into a new faith, by immersing believers in the River Jordan. The highlight of his career was when Jesus Himself arrived. John baptized him, and the Holy Spirit made a rare on-Earth appearance to grace Jesus and signal the start of His ministry.

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* Saint John the Baptist, who was Jesus' slightly older cousin. He went out into the desert, wearing a camel-hair shirt and carrying a cross-shaped staff, and told people to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. He began the practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins and induction into a new faith, by immersing believers in the River Jordan. The highlight of his career was when Jesus Himself arrived. John baptized him, Him, and the Holy Spirit made a rare on-Earth appearance to grace Jesus and signal the start of His ministry.



* Saint Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower of Jesus." Called "the greatest saint of modern times" by none other than Pope Pius X, she was a nun of great humility, who knew that not everyone can do great things, but said that everyone can do little things with great love. Another Doctor of the Church. Patroness of gardeners, flowers, and those who live with HIV and AIDS.

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* Saint Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower of Jesus." Called "the greatest saint of modern times" by none other than Pope Pius X, she was a nun of great humility, who knew said that not everyone can do great things, but said that everyone can do little things with great love. Another Doctor of the Church. Patroness of gardeners, flowers, and those who live with HIV and AIDS.HIV/AIDS.
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** His conversion to Christianity later in life was in part thanks to [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother,]] who never stopped praying and hoping that her son would reform and reach his true potential. She, in fact, is a saint in her own right - Saint Monica.

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** His conversion to Christianity later in life was in part thanks to [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother,]] who never stopped praying and hoping that her son would reform and reach his true potential. She, She is, in fact, is a saint in her own right - Saint Monica.Monica, patroness of victims of DomesticAbuse and many forms of family trouble.
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* Saint Augustine of Hippo, a bishop from North Africa (back when it was ruled by Rome) whose writings were of such brilliance and influence that he is now a Doctor of the Church. He wrote extensively about his early life as [[TheHedonist a fun-loving, reckless, pagan youth]] who uttered the prayer "Lord, make me chaste and pure, but not just yet." His ''Confessions'' and intense examination of his own spirit and mind make him in some respects the father of the modern biography. Patronage includes [[TheSmartGuy theologians,]] brewers, and Connecticut.
** His conversion to Christianity later in life was in part thanks to [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas his mother,]] who never stopped praying and hoping that her son would reform and reach his true potential. She, in fact, is a saint in her own right - Saint Monica.


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* Saint Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower of Jesus." Called "the greatest saint of modern times" by none other than Pope Pius X, she was a nun of great humility, who knew that not everyone can do great things, but said that everyone can do little things with great love. Another Doctor of the Church. Patroness of gardeners, flowers, and those who live with HIV and AIDS.
23rd Nov '15 9:17:04 PM karstovich2
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* Saint Jadwiga/Hedwig of Poland. Named for Hedwig of Silesia. [[SheIsTheKing King of Poland]] 1384-1399, she also converted her husband Władysław II Jagiełło (and thus all of Lithuania) to Catholicism. She is the patron saint of queens and of a [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion united Europe]].

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* Saint Jadwiga/Hedwig of Poland. Named for Hedwig of Silesia. [[SheIsTheKing King of Poland]] 1384-1399, she also converted her husband Władysław II Jagiełło (and thus all of Lithuania) to Catholicism. There is a famous story about a miracle in her lifetime about an apron full of roses, which has various explanations. She is the patron saint of queens and of a [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion united Europe]].
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* Saint Jadwiga/Hedwig of Poland. Named for Hedwig of Silesia. [[SheIsTheKing King of Poland]] 1384-1399, she also converted her husband Władysław II Jagiełło (and thus all of Lithuania) to Catholicism. She is the patron saint of queens and of a [[UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion united Europe]].
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