Encyclopedia > Patron saint

  Article Content

Patron saint

In Roman Catholicism, a Patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. St Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, and Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travellers, for example. Eastern Orthodoxy generally doesn't associate saints with occupations and activities, or does so to a much lesser degree.

Patron saints can also be associated with geographical areas: Joseph the Betrothed is the patron saint of Belgium, and Saint Patrick is patron saint of Ireland, for example.

Table of contents

Saints associated with occupations and activities

Saints associated with countries, nations and/or regions

Saints associated with protection from ailments or illness

See also list of saints

External Links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
193 BC

... 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC - 190s BC - 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC Years: 198 BC 197 BC 196 BC 195 BC ...