Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Nurses

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Nurses?
Who is the Patron Saint of Nurses? The name of the Patron Saint of Nurses is Saint Agatha. 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 Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses
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 Agatha:

  • Saint Agatha
  • The Patron Saint of Nurses and sufferers from diseases of the breast
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: February 5th
  • Date of Death of Saint Agatha: 251
  • Cause of Death: Torture and being rolled on hot coals

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Prayers to Saint Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses
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 Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses?
Why is Saint Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses? Because as Patron of sufferers from diseases of the breast she is identified with healing women's complaints.

How Patron Saint of Nurses is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses 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 Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses is represented in Christian Art wearing a long veil.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Nurses
The Feast Day of Saint Agatha the Patron Saint of Nurses is February 5th. 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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