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Saints related to Patron-against-fire

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  • St. Catherine of Siena
    St. Catherine was born in Italy in 1347. Although she had no formal education, she became the adviser to princes and popes, even admonishing the pope to return the papacy to Rome. Because of her mystical writings, she is a doctor of the Church.
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  • St. Eustachius
    St. Eustachius was a general of the Roman army. While hunting, he saw a vision of Christ's crucifixion and instantly converted to Christianity. Because of his conversion, he lost his family and property and was later martyred in Rome during the reign of Adrian.
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  • St. Florian
    St. Florian was a third century Roman citizen who had a very prestigious position in the army in Noricum; he oversaw brigades for firefighting and for military battle. He was told to make a sacrifice to the gods, but St. Florian refused and was beaten and martyred.
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  • St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone in 1181 to a wealthy cloth merchant. He was headed to war when he received a vision from God, so he devoted his life to preaching about God while living in poverty.
    Appearance: In artwork, St. Francis is usually pictured wearing the brown robes, often with patches, symbolizing his life of poverty. Many times he is accompanied by animals, particularly birds and a wolf, recalling events in his life.
  • St. Helen
    Saint Helen, often referred to as Saint Helena, was the mother of the great emperor Constantine. Known for her liberality, she built many churches and generously helped the poor. Because of her piety, she exerted a great influence over Constantine and he held her in high esteem.
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  • St. Lawrence
    St. Lawrence was a deacon who lived in the 3rd century, a time of great persecution of Christians in Rome. He was brought before a judge, who ordered a slow, painful death, that he be grilled over a small fire. As he was dying, St. Lawrence joke, "Turn me over, I'm done on this side."
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  • St. Lucy
    St. Lucy lived in Syracuse in the early fourth century and was a virgin martyr of the Diocletian persecution. Refusing to marry a pagan, St. Lucy was turned over to the governor and she was tortured and killed. According to legend, as part of her tortures, her eyes were put out.
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  • St. Nicholas
    St. Nicholas dedicated his life to serving God as a priest, and then as a bishop. One of the best known stories of St. Nicholas is one where he saved three girls from slavery by paying their dowry. His legends led way to his being associated with Santa Claus.
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