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Old Jul 13, '05, 12:41 pm
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Question Patron Saint of College Students?

I am curious if there are any patrion saints of college students. I am wondering since I am going through a rough part in college and wonder if there are any patron saints of college students that would be appropreate for me.

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Old Jul 13, '05, 12:46 pm
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Hi! I have lots of college under my belt! BA, 2 MA's and working on a Ph.D. and school is difficult. I don't know if there is a patron saint for college students exclusively--my guess is that there is. However, you can ask for the intercession of Saint Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo. Both are patron saints of scholars and learning. The intercession of both have helped me many times and still do through what is becoming the dark tunnel of my Ph.D. Ask for their intercession and you won't be let down; I promise!!!!
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Old Jul 13, '05, 12:52 pm
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St. Thomas Aquinas is patron of Catholic school students. St. Aloysius Gonzaga is patron saint of youth.

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Old Jul 13, '05, 1:49 pm
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St. Thomas Aquinas is patron of Catholic school students.
I am not sure if he would be good for a fallen Catholic like myself

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga is patron saint of youth.
I am not sure if the word youth is applied to children under 18 or anyone below a certan age.
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Old Jul 13, '05, 2:47 pm
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I'm pretty sure St. Albert the Great is the patron Saint of students . . .

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Old Jul 13, '05, 4:39 pm
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I am not sure if he would be good for a fallen Catholic like myself

All the more reason to look to St. Thomas, he was a great one for explaining the Faith
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Old Jul 13, '05, 5:15 pm
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Thomas Aquinas is my patron, and i am almost completly sure his intersession before our Lord had aided me (as in i asked and it worked). He is THE symbol of catholic scholarship IMHO, and he is the official patron of students
St Thomas Aquinas pray for us
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Old Jul 13, '05, 11:39 pm
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Saint Joseph of Cupertino is patron saint of examinations. Pray to him before you take an exam.
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Old Jul 14, '05, 9:55 am
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Saint Ambrose of Milan is also a patron of students.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/sainta07.htm
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Old Jul 20, '05, 4:50 pm
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St. Thomas Aquinas is patron of Catholic school students.

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I am not sure if he would be good for a fallen Catholic like myself
Oh, Tommy Aquino is your man for sure!!! He was known as the Dumb Ox, because he was big and didn't have much to say. He proved everybody wrong. SOOOO- If you prove everybody wrong by being a reverted Catholic, then you have something not quite in common, but enough.

If you're looking for bad then good (almost too good), who was also scholarly, then you have to with St. Augustine. He sent his poor mother, St. Monica, crying and begging for his conversion for decades. He joined a cult, had a mistress and possibly a child out of wedlock, and learned from his father how to treat women- badly. Monica's prayers converted them both, father and son.

Frequently, in Intro Philosophy classes, Tommy and Auggie are contrasted and compared. I use this comparison for one of my husband's classes to check scheduling. I know Tommy and Auggie Night is the fourth week of the 8-week class. That means nothing to you, but it's just a "go ta show ya".

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I am not sure if the word youth is applied to children under 18 or anyone below a certan age.
Let's put it this way: World Youth Day is for folks under 35 (yes, that's thirty-five).
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Old Jul 20, '05, 5:03 pm
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Everyone already mentioned St. Thomas Aquians.

I think St. Thomas More might be a good one too.
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I pray to St. Gabriel Possenti. I'm pretty sure that he's a patron for college students and youth. I could be wrong but I think I've seen that written somewhere
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[quote=ImperialPhoenix;794616]I am not sure if he would be good for a fallen Catholic like myself


St. Augustine was a major, big time sinner. He was pretty much a pagan before he convered to God. Then he became one of the Church's greatest warriors of the time. He is a doctor of the Church and a scholar. Maybe he can help you?

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I'm also looking for a patron saint in the electronics field ( Bio Medical electronics)
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