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Saint Bernardino of Sienna

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Bernardino of Sienna
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  • What is Saint Bernardino of Sienna the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Bernardino of Sienna is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Bernardino of Sienna

What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints 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. There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A martyr is one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Bernardino of Sienna
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  • The patron of Debtors and Gambling addicts
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: May 20th
  • Date of Death: Saint Bernardino of Sienna died in 1444
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Bernardino of Sienna the patron saint of?
Saint Bernardino of Sienna is the patron of Debtors and Gambling addicts. Meanings, definition and origins - 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. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

The Story and History of Saint Bernardino of Sienna
The story and history of Saint Bernardino of Sienna. St. Bernardino of Sienna might well be described as the patron of those who are compelled from time to time to have recourse to the pawnbroker. He was the founder of those very serviceable institutions which in France and Italy are styled Moms tie Piete. Conscious of the miseries endured by the poor of his own country, owing to the exactions of the Jewish usurers, he everywhere advocated the establishment of public loan societies, where money might be lent on small pledges disinterestedly and beneficially.

Death of Saint Bernardino of Sienna
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Bernardino of Sienna died in 1444. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

Why is Saint Bernardino of Sienna the patron of Debtors and Gambling addicts?
Why is Saint Bernardino of Sienna is the patron of Debtors and Gambling addicts? He established public loan societies. One day a man who had earned a good livelihood by carving dice and chessmen, came to him complaining that since gambling had gone out of fashion he could no longer subsist by his art. Whereupon the saint told him that if he could carve ivory tablets with the name of Jesus upon them, he would no doubt find many purchasers amongst the faithful followers of Christ. The man did so, and soon became wealthy by this new occupation..

How Saint Bernardino of Sienna is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Bernardino of Sienna 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 Bernardino of Sienna is represented in Christian Art with St. Bernardino is represented in Christian Art with a Mont de Piete in his hand, consisting of a little green hill of three mounds, surmounted either by a cross, or a standard having on it the figure of the dead Saviour. Such a figure in Italy bears the name of a pieta, in France, a pieté; this on the three mounds is symbolical of a Christian money-lending establishment. Another attribute of St. Bernardino is a square tablet within a circle of rays.

Feast Day of Saint Bernardino of Sienna
The Feast Day of Saint Bernardino of Sienna is May 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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