Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of the Navy

  • Who is the Patron Saint of the Navy?
  • Why is Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Barbara
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy
  • How Patron Saint of the Navy is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of the Navy

Who is the Patron Saint of the Navy?
Who is the Patron Saint of the Navy? The name of the Patron Saint of the Navy is Saint Barbara. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Barbara:

  • Saint Barbara
  • The Patron Saint of the Navy
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: December 4th
  • Date of Death of Saint Barbara: 303
  • Cause of Death: Beheaded

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Prayers to Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy?
Why is Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy? St. Barbara is invoked against tempest and lightning, and all explosions of firearms and gunpowder, because, according to the legend, after her father had followed her into the mountains and cut off her head for embracing Christianity, a fearful tempest with thunder and lightning arose, and God caused a fire to descend upon him, in which he was totally consumed.

How Patron Saint of the Navy is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy is represented in Christian Art carrying the Sacramental cup and wafer. The tower in which her father confined her is always associated with her.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of the Navy
The Feast Day of Saint Barbara the Patron Saint of the Navy is December 4th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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