Saints related to Patron-of-theologians

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  • St. Alphonsus di Liguori
    St. Alponsus Liguori was born in Italy in 1696 and became a lawyer at a young age, but later left his profession to become a priest. He became Bishop, founded the Redemptorists and was a very prolific writer.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine is perhaps the most famous convert in Church history. Although born of a saintly mother, he fell away from Catholicism and led a dissolute life. Eventually he became dissatisfied his life and his longing for truth led him back to the Church. He was baptized at age 33, later became one of the most illustrious bishops and theologians of the Church.
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria
    Because of her great wisdom, St. Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of philosophers. According to tradition, she converted following a vision and denounced the emperor, Maximinus. She successfully debated the pagan philosophers and converted many to Christianity. She was beheaded around the year 305 A.D, dying a virgin martyr.
  • 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.
  • St. Stephanie
    St. Stephanie, also called St. Stephena De Quinzanis, was born in 1457 to poor parents in Brescia, Italy. She began seeing visions at 7 years old vowing to become a Dominican tertiary and doing so in 1472. She devoted her efforts to the poor and sick. Stephanie was known for having a stigmata and healing quickly. She died of natural causes in 1530.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas is best known for his extraordinary intellect, beautiful and intricate writings, and devout example of a virtuous life. A Dominican friar, St. Thomas Aquinas preached and taught the truths of the Faith to all people. Later declared a Do
    St. Thomas Aquinas is often featured with particular symbols in artwork. Some of the most common symbols seen with him are a dove speaking into his ear, a book, a star or the sun, an ox, or an image of him teaching. The dove speaking into his ear represents the divine guidance he received while writing. The book is to represent the many works he penned. The star or sun is to show the light of his intellect, as well as the divine light which inspired his writing. The ox is in reference to the nickname he received from his classmates - “the dumb ox.” And of course, the image of him teaching is to show both that he was a professor and preacher who taught people in person, but also that his writings continue to teach and inspire people today.
  • St. Thomas the Apostle
    St. Thomas the Apostle was known for being impetuous, courageous and both skeptical and faithful. He gained the nickname “Doubting Thomas” because he would not believe the other Apostles when he was told that the Lord rose on Easter Sunday. A week later, Jesus appeared to the apostles again and Thomas made the the proclamation of Faith "my Lord and my God."