Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Animals

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Animals?
Who is the Patron Saint of Animals? The name of the Patron Saint of Animals is Saint Anthony the Abbot. (Also see Saint Francis of Assisi) 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 Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals
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 Anthony the Abbot:

  • Saint Anthony the Abbot
  • The Patron Saint of Animals
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: January 17th
  • Date of Death of Saint Anthony the Abbot: 356
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Prayers to Saint Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals
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 Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals?
Why is Saint Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals? Because of his great regard for all animals during his lifetime.

How Patron Saint of Animals is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals 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 Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals is represented in Christian Art wearing a monk's habit and cowl. The crutch upon which he leans is given to him out of respect for his age; while the bell suspended from the crutch, or carried in his hand, indicates his power to exorcise evil spirits because he withstood so many demons and temptations.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Animals
The Feast Day of Saint Anthony the Abbot the Patron Saint of Animals is January 17th. 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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