Who is the patron saint of your diocese?

Who is the patron saint of your diocese?

Mine is St. Jude :thumbsup:

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Our diocese went straight to the top saint-wise, it’s Our Lady Help of Christians :cool:

St Chad is ours!

He was Bishop over this part of England at the ancient seat of Lichfield (where some of his relics remain). When the city of Birmingham was chosen as the heart of the new diocese and site of the cathedral (the first built after the Reformation in England), some relics were moved there too.

Had no idea we had one!!!
Our is St. Peter. Is that why our Cathedral is St. Peter…dum dum dummmm… :slight_smile:
Thank you for the thread and info!

Ours is St. Patrick. We had a lot of Irish Bishops. I don’t know if that’s why but we sure did. :slight_smile:

Well, you learn something new every day. I didn’t know that each diocese has its own patron saint, so I googled what ours is…Saint Bibiana, patron saint of…“diocese of Los Angeles California, epilepsy, epileptics, hangovers, headaches, insanity, mental illness, mentally ill people, single laywomen, torture victims.”

All I can say is interesting, very interesting.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux :slight_smile:


St. John the Evangelist!:smiley:

St. Joseph

Same here :): Mary, Mother of God - Diocese of Charlotte, NC.

Yeah, I didn’t realize this either until recently. I assume it’s usually the Cathedral’s Saint :slight_smile:

*Mary, the Mother of God *for Orlando, FL

Saint Catherine of Alexandria…

Catherine of Alexandria

Also known as Katherine of Alexandria Memorial 25 November; removed from the calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969 Profile Apocryphal. Nobility. Learned in science and oratory. Converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. When she was 18 years old, during the persecution of Maximus, she offered to debate the pagan philosophers. Many were converted by her arguments, and immediately martyred. Maximus had her scourged and imprisoned. The empress and the leader of Maximus’ army were amazed by the stories, went to see Catherine in prison. They converted and were martyred. Maximus ordered her broken on the wheel, but she touched it and the wheel was destroyed. She was beheaded, and her body whisked away by angels.

Immensely popular during the Middle Ages, there were many chapels and churches devoted to her throughout western Europe, and she was reported as one of the divine advisors to Saint Joan of Arc. Her reputation for learning and wisdom led to her patronage of libaries, librarians, teachers, archivists, and anyone associated with wisdom or teaching. Her debating skill and persuasive language has led to her patronage of lawyers. And her torture on the wheel led to those who work with them asking for her intercession. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

While there may well have been a noble, educated, virginal lady who swayed pagans with her rhetoric during the persecutions, the accretion of legend, romance and poetry has long since buried the real Catherine. Died beheaded c.305 in Alexandria, Egypt Canonized Pre-Congregation Name Meaning pure one (= Catherine)

St. William

Archdiocese of Detroit: St. Anne.

Ironically, St. Anne was the Parish I came from when I moved from Scranton to Detroit

Mary, the Immaculate Conception.

Also the patron of the United States.

And the feast day is the day before my birthday! :smiley:

Diocese of Scranton: St. Peter

The Immaculate Conception

I didn’t even know dioceses had patron saints. I thought it was just the churches. :o

our cathedral is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, but the largest church in the diocese where most diocesan celebrations are helds is the National Shrine of the Basilica of La Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos del Valle, so I guess Mary is our patron.

They skipped our diocese :(. They’ve got Lafayette, Indiana, but no Lafayette, Louisiana.

Regardless, our catherdral is St. John the Evangelist (St. Jean l’evangeliste), so I’d wager a guess that is our patron saint. The patron Saint of Louisiana is Our Lady of Prompt Succor (which I actually knew) :slight_smile:

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