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How did Isidore of Seville become the patron saint of the Internet and computer programmers?

How did Isidore of Seville become the patron saint of the Internet and computer programmers? Pope St. John Paul II declared St. Isidore of Seville the patron saint of the Internet because he tried to ...
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Can Patron Saints be "dethroned"?

Patron saints are not, in general, centrally designated by the Vatican. (St Thomas More is a notable exception. He was declared patron saint of statesmen and politicians by the motu proprio E Sancti ...
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If Catholicism rejects freemasonry, why are there patron saints of Freemasons?

If Catholicism rejects freemasonry, why are there patron saints of Freemasons? Freemasonry has been condemned by the Church numerous times. Any Catholic who becomes Freemason is automatically ...
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What is the spiritual significance of a patron saint?

What is the spiritual significance of a patron saint? The spiritual significance of having a patron saint is quite simple. We have a saint in heaven to, as one can say, have as a heavenly friend that ...
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Can a Patron Saint formally declared as such by a pope be replaced?

Can a Patron Saint formally declared as such by a pope be replaced? Generally speaking Patron Saints are rarely declared as such by Rome (Pope). When a pope decides to appoint a saint to the patronage ...
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How does the Catholic Church choose the patron saint of a parish church?

The naming of a patron saint of a parish church must be chosen by the clergy and the faithful of the area in union with their local ordinary (bishop) and then approved by the Congregation for Divine ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach a specific way to pray to the saints?

Short answer, and possibly the only "approved" answer, is to check out the Proper of Saints in the Liturgy of the Hours (see universalis app). The prayers are usually short and may only ...
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Is there a Patron Saint against the coronavirus?

Does the Catholic Church have a “Patron Saint against the pandemic caused by the coronavirus”? This is just so much of a coincidence that it must be stated in the affirmative: Yes, there is a patron ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach a specific way to pray to the saints?

Does the Catholic Church teach a specific way to pray to the saints? Catholic piety and Church teaching go hand in hand here. There is no particular manner or special way to talk with our friends in ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach a specific way to pray to the saints?

As a Catholic I can say No. While there are different prayers and novenas to petition various saints we can pray/ask them to help us any way we want. They are ordinary people who through faith and the ...
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How did Saint Anthony come to be the patron Saint of finding lost objects?

How did Saint Anthony come to be the patron Saint of finding lost objects? St. Anthony of Padua one day found the Psalter of someone. This lead others to invoke him as the Patron Saint of finding Lost ...
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Patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle?

He's the patron saint of the blind, craftsmen, geometricians, theologians (1), architects (2), and sometimes is thought of as a patron saint of India. St. Albertus Magnus is the patron saint of ...
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If a cathedral has to move in a diocese, is it normal to rename the parish?

If a cathedral has to move in a diocese, is it normal to rename the parish? The short answer is no. But indults do exist. One would think that it would not be possible! After all Canon Law seems to ...
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When/who declared the Immaculate Conception the patroness of 🇺🇸?

“Patronages of the Immaculate Conception: America (United States).” In Wikipedia, December 7, 2022: On 13 May 1846, the United States bishops unanimously chose “the Virgin Mary, conceived without Sin”...
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If Catholicism rejects freemasonry, why are there patron saints of Freemasons?

According to the Grand Lodge of Ohio Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist are said to be the Patron Saints of Freemasonry. Combined, they are known as ‘The Holy Saints John,’ and are ...
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What are the criteria for a saint becoming the Patron saint of something in the Catholic Church?

The 1918 Catholic Encyclopedia article on Patron Saints provides an overview of how a Patron was chosen for a church, a city, a country, and a trade/profession. The bulk of the article focuses on how ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach a specific way to pray to the saints?

A lot of saints have prayers to them based on their patronage. You could checkout this list of saints and find the prayers at the endo of the bios. They can serve as inspiration or a sort of template ...
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What is the biblical basis for the assignment of patron saints?

The word "saint" can historically and philologically be shown to originate in the Greek texts that would later be bound together as the NT, although Christianity retroactively applied the title to non-...
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Patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle?

Patronages of Saint Thomas the Apostle? St. Thomas the Apostle is considered the Patron Saint of doubters, skeptics and cynics. Because of his period of disbelief, St. Thomas has become the patron ...
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Is there a Patron Saint against the coronavirus?

According to the Book of Saints (page 717), Saint Thomas of Antioch (d.782), a Syrian monk, was patron against epidemics. His veneration however has not being approved and was removed from the 2004 ...
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What is the connection between St. Michael and people who work in grocery stores?

What is the connection between St. Michael and people who work in grocery stores? If you desire a source that states how St. Michael the Archangel became the patron saint of grocers, you are going to ...
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What is the connection between St. Michael and people who work in grocery stores?

G.K. Chesterton did not have a high opinion of the Grocer as the hero of modern times and would probably been led the protests against shuttering inns in favor of herding us in to grocery stores. He ...
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What is the connection between St. Michael and people who work in grocery stores?

This is most likely an adoption, due to the fact that in Medieval times, soldiers (police if you like) would protect the market places where grocers would sell their goods.
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What is the biblical basis for the assignment of patron saints?

To answer the original question: "Is there a biblical basis for the assignation and invocation of patron saints?" It is important to clarify the terms patron saints and invocation, and to consider the ...
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What is the biblical basis for the assignment of patron saints?

Is there a biblical basis for the assignment of patron saints? First of all, I will not be dealing with the Biblical bases for praying to saints in general because that has been answered in the ...
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Patron saint of professional excellence? Professional excellence and holiness?

St. Thomas More (1478-1535) was, "Besides being an excellent Christian," "also a good father of family, and a highly respected professional" lawyer. He defended the sacrament of matrimony against King ...
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Patron saint of professional excellence? Professional excellence and holiness?

Before going on, lets look at what Wikipedia has to say about saints: A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God. However, the ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

A boy born in Russia on or near the feast day of some Saint Joseph might thus be named Iosif. Does the name Osip suggest a patron Saint Joseph? Yes, but which Joseph exactly? Let's see some ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

In Russian tradition a man is named after some concrete saint. His name day is then not the day when some saint named the same is celebrated, but only that one, after which he was named. So, if ...
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