Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Saint John the Baptist

Also known as
Joannes Baptista
John the Baptizer
John the Forerunner
Juan Bautista
Memorial
24 June (birth)
29 August (death)
Profile
Cousin of Jesus Christ. Son of Zachary, a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense; and of Elizabeth, a descendent of Aaron. As Zachary was ministering in the Temple, an angel brought him news that Elizabeth would bear a child filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment of his birth. Zachary doubted and was struck dumb until John's birth.

Patronage
Patron Saint against convulsions, Patron Saint against epilepsy, Patron Saint against hail, Patron Saint against hailstorms, Patron Saint against spasms, Albera Ligure, Italy, Alice bel Colle, Italy, Patron Saint of Badiangan, Philippines, Patron Saint of baptism, Patron Saint of bird dealers, Patron Saint of Bistagno, Italy, Patron Saint of Bonavigo, Italy, Patron Saint of Borgia, Italy, Patron Saint of Brenzone, Italy, Patron Saint of Camerano, Italy, Patron Saint of Campobello di Licata, Italy, Patron Saint of Caprese Michelangelo, Italy, Patron Saint of Cenadi, Catanzaro, Italy, Patron Saint of Charleston, South Carolina, diocese of, Patron Saint of Ciutadella, Menorca, Spain, Patron Saint of Colletorto, Italy, Patron Saint of converts, Patron Saint of convulsive children, Patron Saint of Cortale, Italy, Patron Saint of cutters, Patron Saint of Dagupan City, Philippines, Patron Saint of Dodge City, Kansas, diocese of, Patron Saint of epileptics, Patron Saint of Fabriano, Italy, Patron Saint of farriers, Patron Saint of French Canadians, Patron Saint of F├╝rstenberg, Germany, Patron Saint of Garbagna, Italy, Patron Saint of Genoa, Italy, Patron Saint of Gizzeria, Italy, Patron Saint of Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Italy, Patron Saint of Igbaras, Iloilo, Philippines, Patron Saint of Jordan, Patron Saint of Knights Hospitaller, Patron Saint of Knights of Malta, Patron Saint of lambs, Patron Saint of Leioa, Spain, Patron Saint of Macau, China, Patron Saint of Maltese Knights, Patron Saint of monastic life, Patron Saint of Monte San Giovanni Campano, Italy, Patron Saint of Monza, Italy, Patron Saint of motorways, Patron Saint of Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of Paterson, New Jersey, diocese of, Patron Saint of Penzance, Cornwall, England, Patron Saint of Portland, Maine, diocese of, Patron Saint of Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of printers, Patron Saint of Puerto Rico, Patron Saint of Quebec, Canada, Patron Saint of Ragusa, Sicily, Italy, Patron Saint of Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, Loiret, France, Patron Saint of San Juan Indian Pueblo, Patron Saint of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Patron Saint of San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico, Patron Saint of Sassano, Italy, Patron Saint of Savannah, Georgia, diocese of, Patron Saint of tailors, Patron Saint of Teising, Germany, Patron Saint of Torino, Italy, Patron Saint of Umbria, Italy, Patron Saint of Xewkija, Gozo, Malta; Wenden, Germany, Patron Saint of Wenings, Germany, Patron Saint of Wroclaw, Poland,

No comments: