Catholic Saints

Saint Romanus of Rouen

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

The Patron Saint Romanus of Rouen

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 Romanus of Rouen
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Rouen
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: October 23rd
  • Date of Death: Saint Romanus of Rouen died in A.D. 639
  • Cause of Death: Natural Causes

Who or what is Saint Romanus of Rouen the patron saint of?
Saint Romanus of Rouen is the patron of Rouen. 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 Romanus of Rouen
The story and history of Saint Romanus of Rouen. Saint Romanus of Rouen or St. Romain is regarded as the apostle of Normandy, because he established the Christian religion in that province. As Bishop of Rouen during his lifetime, that city was naturally placed under his special patronage after his death. According to the legend, when the Seine overflowed its banks and threatened to destroy Rouen, he commanded the waters to recede; but no sooner had they done so than from the mud and slime there arose a dragon, which inspired all the inhabitants round about with terror. By the help of a murderer, however, the good bishop eventually vanquished it. Hence it was that until the Revolution the Chapter of Rouen possessed the privilege of pardoning once a year a criminal condemned to death. This dragon legend forms the subject of illustration on one of the windows of Rouen Cathedral. A dragon in Christian art symbolises Satan or sin.

Death of Saint Romanus of Rouen
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 Romanus of Rouen died in A.D. 639. Cause of Death: Natural Causes. 

How Saint Romanus of Rouen is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Romanus of Rouen 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 Romanus of Rouen is represented in Christian Art with a dragon.  A dragon in Christian art symbolises Satan or sin.

Feast Day of Saint Romanus of Rouen
The Feast Day of Saint Romanus of Rouen is October 23rd. 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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