Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Sports

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

Who is the Patron Saint of Sports?
Who is the Patron Saint of Sports? The name of the Patron Saint of Sports is Saint Sebastian. 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 Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports
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 Sebastian:

  • Saint Sebastian
  • The Patron Saint of Athletes, runners and Sports
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: January 20th
  • Date of Death of Saint Sebastian: 268
  • Cause of Death: Beaten to Death

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Prayers to Saint Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports
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 Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports?
Why is Saint Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports? Because as a he was a centurion he was extremely fit and able to withstand long physical endurance.

How Patron Saint of Sports is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports 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 Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports is represented in Christian Art bound to a tree or stake, with a multitude of arrows piercing his naked body.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Sports
The Feast Day of Saint Sebastian the Patron Saint of Sports is January 20th. 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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