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St. Patrick, as the patron saint of engineers, is credited with fostering the development of arts and crafts and introducing the knowledge of the use of lime as mortar in Ireland. He is also responsible for the initial construction of clay churches in Ireland in the 5th century A.D. Another of St. Patrick's achievements was teaching the Irish to build arches of lime mortar instead of dry masonry. These beginnings of ceramic work developed into organized crafts, and that's how St. Patrick became the patron saint of engineers.
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What is a patron saint?

First take a look at what a "saint" is in the Catholic Church.Saints in the Catholic Church are all those who are baptized. Butmore specifically, the Catholic Church recognizes by canonization,people whose lives were, after much research and discovery,conclusive of them absolutely being in Heaven. When someone dies,we do not know for sure if they are in Heaven or not, as God is theonly one who can read our hearts. He is the final judge on that.But, there are some people who lived holy lives who have died, andthrough prayer to them asking for their prayers to God for us,miracles have occurred. Catholics believe that if a miracle hasoccurred through the intercession of a particular dead person thenit could have only happened through them if that person were WITHGOD, meaning absolutely in Heaven. . Now we can take a look at what a "patron saint" is. A Patron Saintis someone who did some great religious things when theywere alive and when they were dead they were put up on a pedestalfor being a great person. a canonized saint in theCatholic Church who based on their life experiences (i.e. was ateacher, writer, etc) is classified under that experience for ushere to ask for their intercessions. For example, St. Elizabeth AnnSeton is the patron saint of Catholic Schools. Why? Because she wasthe person who opened the first Catholic school here in America.Catholic School teachers, principals and students can say a prayerto her, asking for her to pray for them to God for their intentions(i.e. we need more money to replace the windows in the school,etc.) St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer, so peopleaffected by cancer can ask St. peregrine to intercede forthem.. Saying that we put people on pedestals for being great people iswrong. The pedestal is the last place these saints would want tobe.. Answer Catholic definition: "Patron saints are chosen as specialprotectors or guardians over areas of life." Answer Catholicsbelieve that the saints are before the throne of God and He lovesthe prayers of His Saints, and these include those in Heaven andthose on earth. It is biblical to believe in the Communion ofSaints and to ask that through the merits of Our Lord, that we prayfor one another, in Heaven as well as on earth. Too often there arethose who would script the power of the living God, in this casethat being the efficacious prayers of the saints about us and thosein Heaven. That being said, St. Joseph, the husband of the BlessedVirgin Mary, is especially honored because he is the patron offamilies. Ask him to pray for an adoption and that all would gowell.. Looks as if you copied and pasted this?? What is the source?.

What is Saint Sophia the patron saint of?

St. Sophia is the patron Saint of "martyrs". Her 3 daughters werebeheaed for their love of Christ. St. Sophia is the legendaryMother of the virgin martyrs, Faith, Hope, Love. Sophia's namemeans wisdom, and her 3 daughters are named after the virtues.

What is Saint Charity the Patron Saint of?

She isn't the patron saint of anything, but was one of Saint Sophia's three daughters who were tortured by Emperor Hadrian for their faith. St. Charity, age 9, being unhurt in a furnace, was then beheaded.

What is Saint Aoife the patron saint of?

as far as I know, there is no saint Aoife- Aoife Dearg was the daughter of the king of connacht, and the mother of Cuchulainns son was caled Aoife. I've looked it up a couple of times ( my name is Aoife) and can't find a saint called this name.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of what country?

Saint Patrick is famously the patron saint of Ireland. However, he is also the patron saint of Nigeria and Montserrat. St. Patrick is the patron saint of both Ireland and Nigeria. Patrick is the patron saint of Nigeria and Ireland. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and Nigeria.

Why is St. Patrick considered the patron saint of New York?

The patron saint of the diocese of New York City is St. Patrick and St. Patrick's Cathedral is the principal church of the diocese. Early new york was an immigration hub for Irish people and they influenced the patron saint of their state.

What is Saint Brendan the patron saint of?

Saint Brendan, also known as "Brandan" or "Brendan tha Navigator", was born in the year 460 A.D. in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He was a priest and a monk who was educated by Saint Ita and ordained by Saint Erc of Kerry. He founded the Clonfert monastery and monastic school in County Galway, Ireland. He is the patron saint of boatmen, mariners, sailors, travelers, and watermen. His feast day is May 16th.

What is St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland famous for doing?

Patrick is, in legend, the person who drove the snakes from Ireland. This was easy for him since snakes have never lived in Ireland, even in prehistoric times. However, the snakes are representative of the pagan Druid gods that he drovw out of Ireland by converting the people to Christianity.

Why is Peter the patron saint of saints?

Catholic Answer Patron saints are those saints who help us in our lives with their prayers and intercessions for us. Saints have no need of intercession, they are already in heaven!

Saint Laura is patron of saint what?

Saint Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena was a missionary whofounded the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Immaculate Mary and of SaintCatherine of Siena. She worked among the poor, especially Indians,in South America. She is not currently a patron saint.

What is Saint Ellie the patron saint of?

I can find no referrence to a Saint Ellie. Are you sure you are not referring to Elias or Elian? It just dawned on me that here locally we have one of the few churches in the world named for St. Elzear - San Elceario - which is referred to by the locals as San Ellie. If that is the saint you are asking about, he is the patron saint of tertiaries .

What is Saint Methodius the patron saint of?

St. Methodius is the patron saint of: * ecumenism * unity of the Eastern and Western Churches * Bohemia * Bulgaria * Czech Republic * Czechoslovakia * Europe * Moravia * Yugoslavia * Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto, Ontario, diocese of

What is Saint Pancras the patron saint of?

Saint Pancras is the patron saint of: against cramps against false witness against headaches against perjury Albano, Italy, diocese of children Iserlohn, Germany oaths Pontevico, Italy treaties

What is Saint Marina the patron saint of?

If you are referring to St. Margaret of Antioch who is sometimes referred to as Marina she is the patron saint of: * against kidney disease * against loss of milk by nursing mothers * against sterility * childbirth * dying people * escape from devils * exiles * expectant mothers * falsely accused people * for safe childbirth * Lowestoft, Suffolk, England * martyrs * Montefiascone, Italy * nurses * peasants * people in exile * pregnant women * Queens College Cambridge * Rixtel, Netherlands * Sannat, Gozo, Malta * women * women in labour

Is Saint Barbara the patron saint of engineers?

St. Barbara is the patron saint of engineers and builders because of her changing in the design of the tower her father was building. The original design had only had two windows, but Barbara designed it to have three in order to pay tribute to the Holy Trinity. She explained this to her father, and he brought her before the judges and accused her to being a Christian. The judges condemned her to death, and her own father took her up to the mountains where he beheaded her. He was then struck and killed by lightning. This is why St. Barbara is also the protector against fire and lightning.

What is Saint Blaise the patron saint of?

St. Blaise is the patron saint of: against coughs against goitres against throat diseases against whooping cough against wild beasts animals builders carvers construction workers healthy throats stonecutters veterinarians wool-combers wool weavers Dalmatia Anguillara Sabazia, Italy Bovolone, Italy Camastra, Sicily, Italy Cassano allo Ionio, Italy Castellania, Italy Doues, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Militello, Sicily, Italy Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy Palombara Sabina, Italy Pietrasanta, Italy Sacrofano, Italy

What is Saint Adam the patron saint of?

If you mean Adam the Patriarch from the Old Testament, he is not given the title of saint. That is generally only for those who died after the birth of Christ. He is the patron of gardeners and tailors.

Who is Saint Raphael Patron Saint of?

St. Raphael Patron Saint protects the blind; helps to cure bodily ills and eye problems; counselors; druggists; happy meetings; healers; health inspectors; health technicians; love; lovers; mental illness; nurses; pharmacists; physicians; shepherds; against sickness; therapists; travelers; young people; young people leaving home for the first time.

What is Saint Miriam the patron saint of?

It's difficult to know what Old Testament Saints are Patron of.Taken into account that she became ill at one point, during their40 year wondering in the wilderness, she might be invoked againstillness. Clarification: Old Testament personages are usually not accorded the title of'saint' as that is usually reserved to the New Covenant saints.However, the name Miriam is the Hebrew for Mary and sometimes usedto refer to her. For a list of the patronages of the Blessed VirginMary, see the link below.

What is Saint Barthelomy the patron saint of?

St. Barthelemy does not refer to a person, rather it is a French territory in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. There is, however, a Saint Bartholomew, who was one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus.