Saints related to Patron-of-unmarried-women

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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. 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. 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.