Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Criminals

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Criminals?
  • Why is Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Leonard
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  • How Patron Saint of Criminals is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of Criminals

Who is the Patron Saint of Criminals?
Who is the Patron Saint of Criminals? The name of the Patron Saint of Criminals is Saint Leonard. 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 Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals
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 Leonard:

  • Saint Leonard
  • The Patron Saint of Criminals
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: November 6th
  • Date of Death of Saint Leonard: A.D. 559
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Prayers to Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals
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 Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals?
Why is Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals? Because he took prisoners and criminals under his care at Noblac and then released them when they had proved themselves ready.

How Patron Saint of Criminals is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals 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 Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals is represented in Christian Art with fetters, chains or locks.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Criminals
The Feast Day of Saint Leonard the Patron Saint of Criminals is November 6th. 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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