Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Ireland

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Ireland?
Who is the Patron Saint of Ireland? The name of the Patron Saint of Ireland is Saint Patrick. 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 Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland
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 Patrick:

  • Saint Patrick
  • The Patron Saint of Ireland
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: March 17th
  • Date of Death of Saint Patrick: A.D. 464
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes

Click the following link for a detailed Biography of Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland.

Prayers to Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland
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 Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland for intercession on their behalf.

Saint Patrick's Breastplate Prayer

Prayer to Saint Patrick

Why is Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland?
Why is Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland? Saint Patrick is the patron of Ireland, the people of which country he converted to Christianity. His exorcism of the venomous reptiles has a similar significance as the dragon stories of the East, symbolising the conquest of good over evil, the triumph of Christianity over paganism.

How Patron Saint of Ireland is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland 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 Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland is represented in Christian Art with a serpent, or snakes, at his feet alluding to the serpent symbolism of the Druids.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Ireland
The Feast Day of Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland is March 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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