John the Baptist is a famous Bible character who is also the patron saint of many different subjects, including builders, tailors, printers, baptism, conversion to faith, people dealing with storms and their effects (like hail), and people who need healing from spasms or seizures.
Who is the patron saint of baptism and lambs?
According to legend, while performing in a play that made fun of baptism, he had an experience on stage that converted him.
Genesius of Rome.
|Saint Genesius of Rome|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Major shrine||Church of Santa Susanna, Rome, Italy|
How much older was John the Baptist than Jesus?
From the Biblical text, Jesus and John were born within two year of each other with an overlap of three months. Thus John the Baptist is most likely 6 to 8 months older than Jesus.
What was John’s main message?
John’s theme of life- eternal life, comes up again and again. One could argue this is his main purpose: to demonstrate Jesus as the source of eternal life.
Who is patron saint of Florence?
Who is the female patron saint of healing?
|Saint Gemma Galgani|
|Died||11 April 1903 (aged 25) Lucca, Italy|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||14 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI|
|Canonized||2 May 1940, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Pius XII|