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Saints related to Patron-of-butchers

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  • St. Adrian of Nicomedia
    St. Adrian was a pagan and a Roman officer during the Diocletian persecution. Witnessing the heroic courage of the Christian martyrs, and moved by their confession, St. Adrian declared himself to be a Christian and suffered the same torments,
    St. Adrian is depicted as young man next to a sword. He also may be shown with next to other weapons or an anvil.
  • St. Bartholomew the Apostle
    St. Bartholomew, also know as St. Nathaniel, was chosen to be one of the original twelve Apostles. Little is know for sure of his missionary worker after Christ's Ascension; however, there is an early tradition that he preached the gospel in India and later suffered martyrdom in Armenia, being skinned alive.
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  • St. George
    While St. George generally is depicted slaying a dragon, little is actually known for sure about the events of his life, except that he was martyred during the Diocletian persecution around the year 304.
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  • St. John the Evangelist
    Born to Zebedee and Salome, St. John the Evangelist grew up around the sea of Galilee. He is one of the most privileged of the disciples, witnessing the transfiguration. He was the only disciple who was stood at the foot of the cross during Christ's passion and after Jesus' death, St. John had the great honor of being the guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is also credited with writing three Epistles and the fourth Gospel and the book of Revelation.
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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. Luke
    St. Luke the Evangelist was born a Greek and a Gentile and is believed to have been a physician prior by profession. A convert to Christianity, he followed Saint Paul and wrote the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.
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  • St. Peter
    St. Peter was born Simon, the brother of Andrew, at Bethsaida. Peter was a fisherman who became one of the first followers of Jesus and was ordained by Christ as the first pope. He was martyred by Nero about 65 A.D. and was succeeded by Pope Linus.
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