Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Elderly

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Elderly?
Who is the Patron Saint of Elderly? The name of the Patron Saint of Elderly is Saint Anthony of Padua. 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 of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly
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 of Padua:

  • Saint Anthony of Padua
  • The Patron Saint of Elderly
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: June 30th
  • Date of Death of Saint Anthony of Padua: 1231
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Prayers to Saint Anthony of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly
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 of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly for intercession on their behalf.

Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua

Why is Saint Anthony of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly?
Why is Saint Anthony of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly? He was particularly concerned with the poor and oppressed and this included many elderly people.

How Patron Saint of Elderly is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Anthony of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly 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 of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly is represented in Christian Art in the habit of a Franciscan friar, and with a flame of fire in his hand or breast, symbolical of his deep religious fervour.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Elderly

The Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua the Patron Saint of Elderly is June 30th. 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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