When I was told to choose a saint to be my patron saint for Confirmation, I thought the choice was obvious for me. It took me just a few moments and one quick touch to my neck to remember my patron saint, Saint Sebastian. I have a medal that I wear every time I leave the house with a picture of Saint Sebastian that says “Saint Sebastian Pray For Us.” I was given this medal when I was very young.
Saint Rita of Cascia was a girl who always showed an early desire to become a noun at a young age. Than exact birth date of Saint Rita of Cascia is unknown but, the year was 1381. She was born in Roccaporena, near Spoleto, Italy. She is honored in Spain as La Santa de los Impossibles and other places as the saint of impossible causes.
The Saint I have chosen is Saint Gabriel the Archangel. I chose him to be my saint because, my name is Gabriela and he was God's messenger who told Mary she would be having Jesus. I also chose him because he was my Saint for First Grade Saint Presentation. Gabriel the Archangel is the Patron Saint of messengers, telecommunications, and those who work for the news. I can pray to Saint Gabriel about being a better follower of Jesus and spreading the word of God.
St Anthony was an Egyptian saint born in 251. He was born into a Christian family who were very faithful and pious. Anthony grew up to be a respectful child, and he was taught to be very obedient to his parents. As a child, Anthony was raised in the Christian faith and was brought to church. He created a strong bond with God and this caused Anthony to be very devout and faithful. These qualities lead St Anthony to be a faithful person (Orthodox Church in America). St Anthony was a very important saint due to his faithfulness that helped him and his many accomplishments.
Saint Roch was born on the southern border of France in 1295. His father acted as the governor of Montpellier while his mother spent her days raising their only son. His parents had always been decent people but made the decision to limit worldly goods and devote themselves to the Lord when they discovered they were expecting. Roch’s mother, Libera,
St. Stephen, the First Martyr’s feast day is December 26. The date of his birth is not known. He died in c. 34. Very little is known about St. Stephen. He is first talked about in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 6:5). St. Stephen is the patron saint of stonemasons, deacons, casketmakers, horses, headaches, sufferers, widowers, etc….. He has many symbols. In Eastern art, he is usually seen in the robes of a deacon, often, swinging a censer (the container in which incense is burned) and is sometimes shown holding a small church. In Western art, he is often shown holding the stones that were the instrument of his martyrdom, as well as palm. Both Eastern and Western art have shown him wearing the martyr’s crown.
Deep in the thick swamps and woods of Northern Gulf County, amidst the buzz and sting of mosquitoes, chirps of squirrels, and swirls of the Apalachicola, is a long-lost story. One hundred and eighty years ago the town of Iola sprang out of the cypress swamp of what is now north east Gulf County. That small community, was, and still is an enigma in the wilderness of territorial Florida and has all but faded from the memory of Gulf County and is nothing but a boat ramp now.
St.Michael the Archangel actually helps people so much even some people today. St.Michael helps people find the courage to face danger and carry on (St.Michael the archangel 12). St.Michael helps/affects people today because he has a prayer which helps and makes people feel stronger every time they pray it (Saint Michael Center 4). People who face danger every day working to protect us find that St.Michael’s medal fortifies their faith and reinforces their commitment to the protection for others (St.Michael the Archangel 12). The Archangel St.Michael is the patron saint of the warrior, who catholics have designated as the protector of those who strive to preserve security, safety, and peace (St.Michael the archangel 1). As such members of
It is unknown the exact date of Saint George’s birth, but scholars say it was most likely in 236 AD in the city of Lydda. His parents were Gerontius, a Roman officer, and Polychronia, a Greek native of Lydda. Both of his parents were Christians from noble families and raised George to be the same (St. George –Saints & Angels-Catholic Online). George was in Diocletian's army since his seventh year (Larson). Diocletian was the Roman Emperor at the time of Saint George who had a powerful hate of Christians. By his late 20s, George served as an imperial guard for the Emperor at Nicomedia. On February 24, 303 A.D., Diocletian announced that he would arrest every Christian. He also declared that every other soldier should offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. George refused Diocletian’s order, but Diocletian had a great relationship with George’s father. Diocletian bribed George to believe in pagan gods, but George refused. Diocletian eventually ordered his death. Before his death, George gave money to the poor and went through torture sessions (St. George-Saints & Angels-Catholic Online). It is unknown the exact way that George died; some say chopped into pieces, others say buried to death, and others say consumed by fire (St. George). George died on April 23, 303, which is his feast day in today’s world
It was a tied game during the championship match of the 2002 Paralympic games. If St. Germaine made this goal then Team USA would win the game! He swung his stick back hitting the puck and GOAL! Team USA won the ice sled hockey game against Norway! Unlike most Olympic medalists, none of these were standing. St. Germaine and his teammates were paraplegics, a person who has lost the use of his/ her legs because of nerve or muscle damage.
He is typically depicted with a book and the baby Child Jesus and is commonly referred to today as the "finder of lost
Before Christopher Columbus sailed to Hispaniola with his men, there was a "native Arawak, or Taino, population of three million people or more, well fed, with cultivated fields, lots of children, living in peace...years later, there were fewer than 27,000 who had not fallen victim to the sword, the savages of forced labor, and diseases heretofore unknown to them. The Spaniards called the island La Ysla Española, which in use became Hispaniola" (iacenter.org). Rather than choosing to live together in peace with the Taino, Columbus killed them all of in order to form a new country filled with slaves. Saint Domingue was considered to be a slave island because the economy relied much on both sugar cane production and the wealthy white planters
St. Catherine was born in Sienna, Italy on March 25, 1347. She had 24 siblings, but most of them didn’t make it past childhood. Catherine’s sister died when she was 16. An idea by her parents came up about Catherine marrying her sister’s husband. She rejected the idea and began to fast and make herself look bad because it made her so mad. From this, she became more religious, but did not want to join a convent. Instead, she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, which allowed her to become part of a religious group while still living at home with her family. Catherine’s family continually criticized her for giving away things without asking, but she put up with their complaints and kept giving to the poor. Giving to the poor was what she
The UNB Saint John campus is located north of the city’s central “uptown” area and overlooks the majestic Kennebecasis River. It is located on 100 Tucker Park Road and annually occupies approximately 2,550 students.
Saint Peter was born in Bethsaida Gaulanitis, Syria Roman Empire at around 1 AD. Peter’s feast day is on the twenty ninth of June. Bethsaida Gaulanitis was near where the Jordan River enters the Sea of Gennesaret. This place was abandoned at around 65 AD. Peter’s original name appointed to him by his parents was Simon, it became Peter when Jesus changed his name. His father’s name was Jonah. Jonah was a physically strong individual, hence he became a fisherman. Peter deeply followed in his father’s footsteps. His mother’s name was Perpetua. Not much is known about her. Peter also had a brother named, Andrew. Andrew was another one of Jesus’s twelve disciples. Peter did not go to school, he was just taught by his father in the trade of fishing