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Saints related to Patron-of-the-dying

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  • St. Benedict
    Born around 480, St. Benedict is not only the father of the Benedictine order, he is also considered to be the founder of western monasticism. He wrote the "Rule of St. Benedict" which became the norm for monasticism and he founded a dozen monasteries himself, including the famous Monte Cassino, where he lived.
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  • St. John of God
    For many years before his conversion, St. John of God was a soldier by profession and led a dissolute life. After hearing St. John of Avila preached, he decided to devote his life to helping the the sick and the poor. He established the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God and Order of Charity.
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  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.
  • St. Michael the Archangel
    St. Michael is one of the best loved of all saints in the Catholic tradition because of his strength and dedication to God. Many people make a daily practice of praying the “Saint Michael Prayer,” which asks St. Michael to be a defender and protector. St. Michael is the patron of numerous things, including police officers and those in the military.
    Winged angel typically in roman centurion garb, holding a sword. Often shown standing with his foot on the Devil's head
  • St. Sebastian
    St. Sebastian was a captain of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. He secretly brought supplies to persecuted Christians. Emperor Diocletian had Sebastian tied to a tree and shot with arrows. The arrows failed to kill him. He later died as a result of blunt trauma.
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  • St. Veronica
    St. Veronica is recognized as the woman who felt pity upon Jesus and wiped away His blood and sweat on her veil as He carried His cross on the way to His crucifixion on Calvary. Her act of kindness was rewarded with an imprint of His face on the material.
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