Saints related to Patron-against-sterility

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  • St. Anne
    St. Anne, or Ann, is the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She was married to St. Joachim and according to tradition, the holy couple was childless for many years, before they received the Blessed Virgin Mary in answer to their prayers.
  • St. Henry
    St. Henry was born to the Duke of Bavaria and his wife in 972. He succeeded as Duke of Bavaria at the age of 23, and seven years later became the elected emperor. Henry was not happy about becoming emperor, but in 1014 he visited Rome and received the imperial crown. He was a responsible monarch whose passion for justice was equal to his religious zeal. Together with his wife, he established many pious foundations, supporting many churches and monasteries and making provisions to bring relief to the poor.
  • 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. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.
  • St. Rita
    St. Rita was married at any early age to an abusive husband for more than 18 years and had two sons by him. He was killed in a feud. Her two sons also died. After their death, she entered the convent in Cascia, where she lived until she died.