Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing.
St. Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers. Her feast day is January 25, Dydd Santes Dwynwen.
When we pray to the saints , we’re simply asking the saints to help us, by praying to God on our behalf—just like we ask our friends and family to do so—or thanking the saints for having already done so.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods.
Raphael (/ˈræfiəl/; Hebrew: רְפָאֵל, translit. Rəp̄āʾēl, lit. ‘ God has healed’; Ancient Greek: Ραφαήλ, Raphaḗl; Coptic: ⲣⲁⲫⲁⲏⲗ, Rafaêl; Arabic: رفائيل, Rafā’īl, or إسرافيل, Isrāfīl; Amharic: ሩፋኤል, Rufaʾel) is an archangel responsible for healing in the traditions of most Abrahamic religions.
Created by a fictional character: Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, Saint Galantine’s day – the 13th Feb- is the opportunity to stay well away from expensive restaurants, red roses, and cheesy cards and to stay at home and shower your closest friends with love and attention.
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.
Roman Catholic Church doctrine supports intercessory prayer to saints . It is good and useful suppliantly to invoke them, and to have recourse to their prayers , aid, and help for obtaining benefits from God, through His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who alone is our Redeemer and Saviour.”
This comes from two beliefs. The first belief, and the strongest, is that Protestants believe in a direct connection with God. No priest or saint needs to intervene or intercede with the Holy One. Each person can present all concerns, needs and issues to God directly.
The Eastern Orthodox Church considers Mary to have been elevated by God to the highest status, above all other creatures, though still only a human being. Devotions to icons of the Theotokos (often considered miraculous) are common in Eastern Orthodoxy.
She distributed her possessions to the poor, which enraged the prefect Almachius, who ordered her to be burned. When the flames did not harm her, she was beheaded.
Saint Cecilia (Latin Sancta Caecilia) is the patroness of musicians and Church music because, as she was dying, she sang to God. It is also written that as the musicians played at her wedding she ‘sang in her heart to the Lord’. Her feast day is celebrated on November 22nd.
Thanks! Pope St Gregory the Great is often considered deeply involved with music, as he promoted what came to be known as Gregorian chant.