There are many thousands of saints that are recognized the world over. But what is a saint? Well, a saint represents holiness and is a person who we can follow with confidence or learn from.
They are regarded as of Christian faith and being in heaven after death. In life they were known for their kindness and patience.
You may or may not be aware that each occupation also had its own patron saint. These range from bakers, butchers, cobblers and even nurses.
Here, I have also added information as to the saints that your ancestors may have worshiped within their trade.
Helpful Guides To Discover
Patron Saints of Countries
Many countries have their own patron saint. Within this section I have added the origins for these special days for each nation.
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Religions & Saints
Uncover the origins of special days that are marked in the religious calendar. As well as learn how religion and saints were important to your ancestors.
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