Catholic Saints

Saint Charles Borromeo

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Charles Borromeo
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Charles Borromeo
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Charles Borromeo
  • What is Saint Charles Borromeo the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Charles Borromeo is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Charles Borromeo

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.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Charles Borromeo
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Clergy, Colic, Stomach trouble and Ulcers
  • Born: October 2, 1538
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: November 4th
  • Date of Death: Saint Charles Borromeo died in A.D. 1584
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Charles Borromeo the patron saint of?
Saint Charles Borromeo is the patron of Clergy, Colic, Stomach trouble and Ulcers. 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 Charles Borromeo
The story and history of Saint Charles Borromeo. Charles was part of a noble and prosperous family, the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici who was the sister of Pope Pius IV. He became a lawyer and was then appointed cardinal of Milan. He founded colleges and hospitals, which he built with his vast wealth. When the pestilence was ravaging Milan Charles Borromeo , went three times barefooted round the city in his cardinal's robes, and with a halter round his neck, humbly offering himself a sacrifice for the people in order to minister the Sacraments to the dying; yet neither he nor any one of the twenty-eight voluntary priests who accompanied him caught the infection.

Death of Saint Charles Borromeo
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 Charles Borromeo died in A.D. 1584. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

How Saint Charles Borromeo is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Charles Borromeo 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 Charles Borromeo is represented in Christian Art as a cardinal, barefooted, and with the halter round his neck, his right hand giving the benediction.

Feast Day of Saint Charles Borromeo
The Feast Day of Saint Charles Borromeo is November 4th. 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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