How many patron saints are there in the Catholic Church?

Do all Catholics have a patron saint?

In addition to Roman Catholicism, patron saints also may be recognized in Eastern Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism. Patron saints are typically chosen because they have some connection to a particular region, profession or family.

Who are all the saints in the Catholic Church?

Catholic saints

Saint Date of birth Date of canonization
Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa c. 1861 18 October 1964 by Pope Paul VI
Adomnán c. 624
Adrian van Hilvarenbeek 1528 29 June 1867 by Pope Pius IX
Aedesius of Alexandria 200s found in Roman Martyrology

Can you have 2 saint names?

Yes. Can I have two Confirmation names? You only may have one.

Are all saints patron saints of something?

In addition, many saints were venerated for a more specific reason. These saints came to be known as patron saints. Some saints are considered patron saints of nations, cities or other geographical areas. Others were adopted by members of a particular guild or profession.

Is Jesus a patron saint?

Pope Pius IX declared him to be both the patron and the protector of the Catholic Church, in addition to his patronages of the sick and of a happy death, due to the belief that he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary.

Feast days.

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Feast of Saint Joseph
Observed by Catholic Church Lutheran Church

Do you have to be Catholic to be a saint?

The candidate must have lived a life of Christian virtue, though not necessarily to the extraordinary degree of someone like Mother Theresa. There must be the “existence of the fame of sanctity and of signs [of holiness]” after the person’s death. In other words, Christians must venerate them as a holy person.

Who is the oldest saint?


Name Birthplace Death
Pope Clement I Rome 100
John the Apostle Bethsaida, Galilee 100
Nereus, Achilleus and Domitilla 100
Prosdocimus Antioch, Asia Minor 100