Patron saint

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A patron saint is a saint who is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person.[1] Patron saints, because they have already transcended to the metaphysical, are believed to be able to intercede effectively for the needs of their special charges.[citation needed]


Lists of patron saints

See also


External links

 "Patron Saints". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

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