Saints related to Patron-of-alter-servers

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  • St. John Berchmans
    Born in 1599 and dying at the age of 22, St. John Berchmans became a great saint through fidelity to everyday duties. As a youth, St. John was an alter server and he later became a Jesuit, practicing perfect observance of the Rule.
  • 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.
  • St. Tarcisius
    St. Tarcisius was a deacon, layman, or acolyte (sources vary) who carried the Eucharist to Christians in Roman prisons. He was martyred by a pagan mob on the Appian Way while on his mission. It is said that when the pagans searched the body after beating him to death, the Eucharist had miraculously disappeared.