Catholic Saints

Saint Ursula

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

The Patron Saint Ursula

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 Ursula
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Young Girls
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: October 21st
  • Date of Death: Saint Ursula died in A.D. 453
  • Cause of Death: Shot with and arrow

Who or what is Saint Ursula the patron saint of?
Saint Ursula is the patron of Young Girls. 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 Legend of Saint Ursula
The story and history of Saint Ursula. he legend of St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins has been greatly modified in modern times. It is suggested that instead of ten companions, each with a retinue of a thousand virgins, she had but one companion, named Undecimilla, and that this name was originally mistaken for undecim millia, or 11,000. Whatever may have been the real facts, it is certain that the church dedicated to St. Ursula at Cologne contains more tombs of virgins than can properly be accommodated. The revenues of this church, which are considerable, belong to an abbess and six canonesses, who, to do honour to the saint must all be countesses. The Legend of Saint Ursula is considered to be fiction and in 1969 Pope Paul VI removed her name from in 1969 revision of the the universal calendar of the Catholic canon of saints.

Death of Saint Ursula
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 Ursula died in A.D. 453. Cause of Death: Shot with and arrow. 

How Saint Ursula is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Ursula 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 Ursula is represented in Christian Art with St. Ursula wears a crown, as princess; has an arrow in her hand, the attribute of her martyrdom; and carries a pilgrim's staff, surmounted by a white banner with a red cross, the Christian standard of victory.

Feast Day of Saint Ursula
The Feast Day of Saint Ursula is October 21st. 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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