A Look at Five Popular patron Saints and Prayers

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A Look at Five Popular patron Saints and Prayers

Our patron Saints and pray options vary greatly depending on the religion that we subscribe to. Each of our twelve special beings has a different way of providing help and assistance to those who ask for it. The important thing is not which saint is best for you but that you are at least familiar with the ones that are mentioned.

St. Valentine is considered by many to be the patron Saint of lovers, which may explain why there is so much romance in their relationship. He is the patron saint of merchants and traders. He encourages people to engage in commerce and asks them to pray for the prosperous exchange of goods between them. While it is true that commerce is integral to religious life, Valentine’s Day is not truly complete unless there is prayer.

Saint Michael is considered the patron saint of doctors, medical professionals and medical technicians. There is a reason. He is the patron saint of medical teams that put patients at their ease and give them the right care. Saint Michael is also the patron saint of hunters, fishermen, shipbuilders, steel workers, plumbers and other laborers. He encourages us to share our blessings with others. In this way, we become closer to him.

Our third special religious figure is Saint Hercules. Because of his great love for Demeter, he was given the divine gift of prophecy. As a result, those who listen to his words become enlightened and have the courage to act. In a way, this means that our prayers for our loved ones include the encouragement to make them see the good in things.

There are many more religious figures. Some of them have their own quirks and characteristics. Saint Barbara is considered the patron saint of Spain. She is the patron saint of doctors, cooks, bakers, housewives and many other professional women. In addition to that, she is also known as the patron saint of hunters and fishermen. Her image is seen on many items of clothing.

Queen Mary is considered the patron saint of England. Her statue can be found everywhere, inside and out. The royal family and royalty often place her images in their homes. St. Valentine is recognized for his compassion toward the unfortunate and miserable. On Valentine’s Day, people give heart-shaped candies and flowers to him.

The fourth saint is Saint Raphael. His image can be found on almost every item of clothing. Many families are identified with his love for Jesus. As a result, they include his image on their Christmas trees, wreaths and other decorative accessories. Anyone who loves Jesus and wants to bring him to their home is encouraged to have a statue of him and wear it as a bracelet or necklace. Prayers for their loved ones are therefore very important.

It should be clear now that we have many different ways to bring Our Lord into our lives. Each of them has a prayer that could bring comfort to our hearts and minds. They are effective when they are made in the spirit of devotion and prayer. They are pleasing when they are genuinely intended for the recipient. In the case of these, the gift is truly appreciated.

The fifth and last patron saint is Saint Barbara. Like the other three, her image can be found on items of every kind. Her image is often seen in prayer rugs, prayer beads, prayer cards, incense sticks and even figurines. Some people wear her jewelry. Others have a statue of her in their homes. There is also a museum dedicated to her life.

Her favorite saying is “Be not afraid of death; but accept it as one of God’s gifts.” She believed that death was an opportunity for our souls to meet him. She also had a message for those who fear death: “beware of the death struggle, but accept its coming as one of God’s special gifts.” As our individual examples of the Virgin Mary show, she was also a student of Jesus before he became a full-fledged believer. We may learn something from her approach to death.

When praying for the deceased, remember that there are several choices for how to celebrate the life of the person. Each of the patrons saints has been chosen to represent a part of the personality of Mary. When choosing which patron saint you want to represent, make sure you choose one who gives us something valuable.

Cascia Talbert is a Catholic mother of five special needs kids. In 2018 she published the book, "Taking Care of Your Family's Health and Well-Being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available anywhere books are sold. She is also a professional flutist and an Avon Independent Sales Representative. You can learn more about Cascia on the following websites, cjsfunandgames.com and avoncrystallake.com. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, children and Baby, the playful black kitty.

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