Posts Tagged ‘Patron saint’

Polish bishop laments failure to elevate St John Paul II

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The president of Poland’s Bishops’ Conference has said the Vatican rejected his request to have St John Paul II declared a Doctor of the Church and patron saint of Europe. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan said most bishops worldwide also ignored the proposal. He said: “The title of Doctor of the Church is reserved for Read more

The saint you pray to before you log on to the internet

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Saint Isidore of Seville is the patron saint of the internet. Why would St John Paul choose this man who died in 636 and who has never been formally canonised as a saint for this role? Continue reading Related Posts:Why is Francis of Assisi the patron saint of ecology?Polish bishop laments failure to elevate St Read more

Saint Mother Teresa named as Kolkata’s patron

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Saint Mother Teresa has been declared a co-patron saint of the Archdiocese of Kolkata, where she dedicated her life to the poorest of the poor. The Vatican declared her a patron of the city on Wednesday. “We are very happy the Archdiocese of Kolkata has declared her as its patron, acknowledging her great work for Read more