Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Children

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Children?
Who is the Patron Saint of Children? The name of the Patron Saint of Children is Saint Pancras. 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 Pancras the Patron Saint of Children
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 Pancras:

  • Saint Pancras
  • The Patron Saint of Children
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: May 12th
  • Date of Death of Saint Pancras: A.D. 304
  • Cause of Death: Beheaded

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Prayers to Saint Pancras the Patron Saint of Children
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 Pancras the Patron Saint of Children for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Pancras the Patron Saint of Children?
Why is Saint Pancras the Patron Saint of Children? Because he was only fourteen years of age when he was martyred by being beheaded.

How Patron Saint of Children is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Pancras the Patron Saint of Children 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 Pancras the Patron Saint of Children is represented in Christian Art as trampling upon a Saracen, in allusion to his hatred of infidels; and bearing in his hand a stone or a sword, the implements of his martyrdom.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Children
The Feast Day of Saint Pancras the Patron Saint of Children is May 12th. 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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