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Claire Llewellyn

 

Richly illustrated with fine art, Saints and Angels describes the lives and works of many familiar and unfamiliar saints and angels.  Among those included are the Apostles, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Patrick, Francis of Assisi, and many more.  Details of feast days and patronages are also discussed.  Coverage includes information about choirs of angels, guardian angels and fallen angels.

 

 

 


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0-75345-588-9
9780753455883
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11"  (27.9 cm) x 9"  (22.8 cm) x 0"  2006

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St. Joan Of Arc

St. Joan Of Arc Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/30
Tridentine Calendar - 05/30


Patron Of: Imprisoned, Prisoners, Rape Victims, Soldiers, France, Martyrs

Profile
One of five children born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romee. Shepherdess. Mystic. From age 13 she received visions from Saint Margaret of Antioch, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and Michael the Archangel.

In the early 15th century, England, in alliance with Burgundy, controlled most of what is modern France. In May 1428 Joan's visions told her to find the true king of France and help him reclaim his throne. She resisted for more than three years, but finally went to Charles VII in Chinon and told him of her visions. Carrying a banner that read "Jesus, Mary", she led troops from one battle to another. She was severely wounded, but her victories from 23 February 1429 to 23 May 1430 brought Charles VII to the throne. Captured by the Burgundians during the defence of Compiegne, she was sold to the English for 10 thousand francs. She was put on trial by an ecclesiastical court conducted by Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais, a supporter of England, and was excuted as a heretic. In 1456 her case was re-tried, and Joan was acquitted (23 years too late).

"About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter." - Saint Joan of Arc, as recorded at her trial

Born
6 January 1412 at Greux-Domremy, Lorraine, France

Died
burned alive on 30 May 1431 at Rouen, France

Beatified
    11 April 1905 by Pope Saint Pius X

Canonized
    16 May 1920 by Pope Benedict XV



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. John the Apostle

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/27


Patron Of: Booksellers

 Apostle of Charity
 Beloved Apostle
 Beloved Disciple
 Giovanni Evangelista
 John the Divine
 John the Evangelist
Memorial
 27 December (Roman Catholic)
 8 May (Greek Orthodox)
 6 May (before the Latin gate)
Profile
Son of Zebedee and Salome. Fisherman. Brother of Saint James the Great, and called one of the Sons of Thunder. Disciple of Saint John the Baptist. Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle. Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion, standing at the foot of the cross. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus, he took her into his home. Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him.

During the era of the new Church, he worked in Jerusalem and at Ephesus. During Jesus' ministry, he tried to block a Samaritan from their group, but Jesus explained the open nature of the new Way, and he worked on that principle to found churches in Asia Minor and baptizing converts in Samaria. Imprisoned with Peter for preaching after Pentecost. Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Survived all his fellow apostles.

Traditional stories:

Emperor Dometian had him brought to Rome, beaten, poisoned, and thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, but he stepped out unharmed and was banished to Patmos instead.

When John was en route to preach in Asia, his ship was wrecked in a storm; all but John were cast ashore. John was assumed dead, but 2 weeks later the waves cast him ashore alive at the feet of his disciple Prochoros.

When John denounced idol worship as demonic, followers of Artemis stoned him; the rocks turned and hit the throwers.

He prayed in a temple of Artemis; fire from heaven killed 200 men who worshipped the idol. When the remaining group begged for mercy, he raised the 200 from the dead; they all converted and were baptized.

Drove out a demon who had lived in a pagan temple for 249 years.

Aboard ship, he purified vessels of sea water for drinking.

Ceonops, a magician, pretended to bring three dead people come to life; the "people" were actually demons who mimicked people so the magician could turn people away from Christ. Through prayer, John caused the magician to drown and the demons to vanish.

Once a year his grave gave off a fragrant dust that cured the sick.
Died
c.101 at Ephesus (modern Turkey); a church was built over his tomb, which was later converted to a mosque
Name Meaning
God is gracious; gift of God
Patronage
 against burns
 against poison
 art dealers
 Asia Minor
 authors
 bookbinders
 booksellers
 burn victims
 Cleveland, Ohio, diocese of
 compositors
 editors
 Eger, Hungary, archdiocese of
 engravers
 friendships
 lithographers
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, diocese of
 Morra, Netherlands
 painters
 papermakers
 poisoning
 printers
 publishers
 Sundern, Germany
 tanners
 Taos, New Mexico
 theologians
 typesetters
 Umbria, Italy
 writers
 Wroclaw, Poland



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St. John the Baptist

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/24


Patron Of: Epilepsy, Converts, Against Epilepsy, Baptism, Monastic Life

Also known as
    Joannes Baptista
    John the Baptizer
    John the Forerunner
    Juan Bautista

Memorial
    24 June (birth)
    29 August (death)

Profile
    Cousin of Jesus Christ. Son of Zachary, a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense; and of Elizabeth, a descendent of Aaron. As Zachary was ministering in the Temple, an angel brought him news that Elizabeth would bear a child filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth. Zachary doubted and was struck dumb until John's birth.

    Prophet. Began his ministry around age 27, wearing a leather belt and a tunic of camel hair, living off locusts and wild honey, and preaching a message of repentance to the people of Jerusalem. He converted many, and prepared the way for the coming of Jesus. Baptized Christ, after which he stepped away and told his disciples to follow Jesus.

    Imprisoned by King Herod. He died a victim of the vengeance of a jealous woman; he was beheaded, and his head brought to her on a platter. Saint Jerome says Herodias kept the head for a long time after, occassionally stabbing the tongue with his dagger.

Died
    beheaded c.30 at Machaerus; buried at Sebaste, Samaria; relics in Saint Sylvester's church, Rome, Italy, and at Amiens, France

Name Meaning
    God is gracious; gift of God (John)

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    against convulsions
    against epilepsy
    against hail
    against hailstorms
    against spasms
    Albera Ligure, Italy
    Alice bel Colle, Italy
    Badiangan, Philippines
    baptism
    bird dealers
    Bistagno, Italy
    Bonavigo, Italy
    Borgia, Italy
    Brenzone, Italy
    Camerano, Italy
    Campobello di Licata, Italy
    Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
    Cenadi, Catanzaro, Italy
    Charleston, South Carolina, diocese of
    Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain
    Colletorto, Italy
    converts
    convulsive children
    Cortale, Italy
    cutters
    Dagupan City, Philippines
    Dodge City, Kansas, diocese of
    epileptics
    Fabriano, Italy
    farriers
    French Canadians
    Fürstenberg, Germany
    Garbagna, Italy
    Genoa, Italy, archdiocese of
    Genoa, Italy, city of
    Gizzeria, Italy
    Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy
    Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines
    Jordan
    Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
    Knights Hospitaller
    Knights of Malta
    lambs
    Leioa, Spain
    Macau, China
    Maltese Knights
    monastic life
    Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy
    Monza, Italy
    motorways
    Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Paterson, New Jersey, diocese of
    Penzance, Cornwall, England
    Portland, Maine, diocese of
    Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy
    printers
    Puerto Rico
    Quebec, Canada
    Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
    Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Loiret, France
    San Juan Indian Pueblo
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico
    San Juan Cosala, Mexico
    San Juan Tecomatlan, Mexico
    Sassano, Italy
    Savannah, Georgia, diocese of
    tailors
    Teising, Germany
    Torino, Italy
    Umbria, Italy
    Xewkija, Gozo, Malta
    Wenden, Germany
    Wenings, Germany
    Wroclaw, Poland



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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