Saints related to Patron-of-russia

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  • St. Andrew
    St. Andrew, brother of St. Peter, was chosen to be one of the original twelve Apostles. After Christ's resurrection, he is believed to have preached the gospel and established the Church in Eastern Europe, where eventually suffered martyrdom. According to tradition, he was crucified on an X-shaped cross.
  • St. Basil the Great
    Early in life, St. Basil distinguished himself as a scholar. His erudition and sanctity later layed a foundation for him, as he was elected bishop of Caesara. Through his writings and preaching, he helped preserve the orthodoxy of the faith. Because of this, he has been declared a Doctor of the Church.
  • 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. Therese of Lisieux
    St. Therese of Lisieux was born January 2, 1873, in Alençon, France. She entered the convent taking the name Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. She was asked by her superior to write her story, which became a book, published after her death, entitled "Story of a Soul".