Catholic Saints

Saint Christina

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

The Patron Saint Christina

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 Christina
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Insanity, Psychiatrists and Millers
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: July 24th
  • Date of Death: Saint Christina died in A.D. 295
  • Cause of Death: Drowning and arrow wounds

Who or what is Saint Christina the patron saint of?
Saint Christina is the patron of Insanity, Psychiatrists and Millers. 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 Christina
The story and history of Saint Christina. Born in Bolsena, an ancient town in central Italy, Christina was the daughter of a rich and powerful Roman magistrate named Urbain. Her wealthy pagan father had a number of golden idols of Roman gods. Christina was converted to Christianity and destroyed the golden idols, distributing the gold pieces amongst the poor. She as then persecuted by her furious father who had her scourged and thrown into prison.  She refused to abandon her faith and endured a number of tortures including burning, placed into a pit of snakes and finally thrown into the lake at Bolsena with a millstone around her neck and shot with arrows.

Death of Saint Christina
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 Christina died in A.D. 295. Cause of Death: Drowning and arrow wounds. 

How Saint Christina is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Christina 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 Christina is represented in Christian Art with a millstone, the instrument of her martyrdom.

Feast Day of Saint Christina
The Feast Day of Saint Christina is July 24th. 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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