Posts Tagged ‘Patron Saints’

Statue of St Barbara installed at Pike River mine entrance

Monday, May 27th, 2019
St Barbara

A statue of St Barbara, the patron saint of miners, has been mounted near the portal of the Pike River mine. It is a gift from Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little. He presented it on May 3, when re-entry of the mine was planned and then abandoned because of the oxygen levels. “There has Read more

St Andrew: A saint of division

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

For all his ubiquity, the biblical Andrew is a shadowy figure. In one of a handful of scriptural references, he is the apostle who tells Jesus that five loaves and two fishes won’t feed 5,000 people; a miracle soon proves otherwise. Like other widely honoured saints, Andrew himself defies the laws of finitude by appealing Read more

15 patron saints for modern situations

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Recently the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of All Saints, often referred to as All Saints’ Day or All Hallows. To respect the day, 15 patron saints for modern situations presents some of the lesser-known and more modern patronages of the saints. 15 patron saints for modern situations includes St Genesius, the patron saint of Read more