Interesting unknown facts about Saints

Everyone has their own story, so do saints. People often call on different saints to help them through various circumstances. There is always a reason to explain this action. Their lives or deaths mean something. Get to know some of the most interesting little-known facts about some of the saints:

interesting facts about saints

Interesting facts about Saints

  • Catholics get their throats blessed every year on the Feast of Saint Blaise (February 2) because he incredibly cured a young boy who was choking on a fish bone. 
  • Because the Romans cruelly cut off Agatha's breasts as part of her martyr’s death, Saint Agatha is the patron saint for women who suffer from breast cancer. 
  • Saint Lawrence the Deacon told his executioners, “You can turn me over. I’m done on this side,” as they roasted him alive on a huge hot gridiron.
  • Pope Blessed John XXIII was asked, “How many people work at the Vatican?” to which he instantly replied, “About half of them.”
  • Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish himself. He was born in Scotland and was captured by Irish pirates; after his escape, he eventually returned as a missionary.
  • Saint Anthony of Padua is the patron saint for lost items. Catholics say this prayer to find them: “Saint Anthony, please look around; something is lost and must be found.”
  • Saint Lucy is the patron saint for people who suffer from any ailment of the eye because she was martyred by the Romans, who plucked out her eyeballs as part of her martyrdom.
  • Saint Jerome (who translated the first one-volume Bible from Hebrew and Greek into his native Latin) removed a thorn from a lion’s paw and it immediately became his pet.
  • During Lent, Catholics give up eating sweets and treats except on Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19), when special pastries called zeppole are served, and bread is blessed in his honor.

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