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The earliest records show that people and churches were named after apostles and martyrs as early as the fourth century.
Patron saints are often chosen today because an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the special area. A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saint's life and when we ask for that saint's intercessory prayers to God.
For example, Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron of ecologists.
Agnes was very beautiful and belonged to a wealthy family.
Her hand in marriage was highly sought after, and she had many high ranking men chasing after her. continue reading More Female Saints Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. Angels with Names Guardian Angels Man lower than Angels?
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continue reading Pope Francis marked All Saints' Day Wednesday saying the saints are honored not because they were perfect or did everything right, but because they allowed God to touch their lives and fought hard against sin.
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Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life.