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Name the Saint

Based on the description, name these saints of the Catholic church.
Last updated: January 17, 2019
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Description
Saint
Patron saint of Ireland
St. Patrick
Died on February 14
St. Valentine
Step-father of Jesus
St. Joseph
Mother of Jesus
St. Mary
The maternal grandmother of Jesus
St. Anne
Known for his secret gift-giving
St. Nicholas
Patron saint of lost causes;
apostle of Jesus
St. Jude
Founder of the Jesuits
St. Ignatius
Italian friar who founded an
order of poor monks
St. Francis
of Assisi
His remains may lie under the
Venice church that bears his name
St. Mark
Greatest missionary in the years
just after Jesus's death
St. Paul
Description
Saint
The first pope
St. Peter
She battled the English
in the Hundred Years' War
St. Joan of Arc
Archangels
St. Michael
St. Gabriel
St. Raphael
Baptized Jesus
St. John the Baptist
Slayer of a dragon
St. George
13th century theologian
St. Thomas Aquinas
Patron saint of Scotland
St. Andrew
African bishop
who wrote "Confessions"
St. Augustine
of Hippo
19th century French nun
called "The Little Flower"
St. Thérèse
of Lisieux
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level 46
Feb 23, 2014
This could be even more fun if there was other saints than persons, example saint kitts and nevis, saint lucia, more countries and sports teams, towns such as saint petersbourgh etc
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level 66
Jul 25, 2014
Don't forget the Val Kilmer movie, "The Saint." :D
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level 75
May 14, 2016
St. Kitts is an informal name for St. Christopher. St. Lucia was a Christian martyr. St. Peter is already on the quiz. Pretty much any place name beginning with "saint" or "san" is named for a person.
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
I think a person could pretty much ace a quiz on saints by filling in place names along with the saint biggies.
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level 32
Feb 24, 2014
I think there are 4 archangels with Uriel
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level 58
Feb 24, 2014
Actually, there are 7. He left out Uriel, Raguel, Remeil, and Saraqael
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level 49
Feb 24, 2014
I guess the Catholic Church never got around to sainting those.
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level 51
Feb 25, 2014
Why are they counted as saints if they're angels? I'm confused.
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level 75
Mar 1, 2014
Angels can live good saintly lives, too. Except Remeil. That guy/girl/sexless being's a jerk.
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level 82
Jul 7, 2014
It's not that they have been canonised. The Latin word "Sanctus" can mean Saint or Holy. Traditionally the Old Testament characters such as Moses would be Holy Moses(!) and the New Testament characters such as Peter would be Saint Peter. We say the Prayer to Saint Michael at the end of Mass but it begins "Holy Michael the Archangel..."
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level 76
Apr 17, 2015
How about "Francesco" for the Italian saint?
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level 68
May 14, 2016
How about "Loyola" for "Ignatius"?
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level 59
Apr 25, 2019
Loyola is not his name. It's where he's from. St. Ignatius *of* Loyola.
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level 80
May 14, 2016
Stepfather only applies if you are a believer. It threw me completely off the loop. I guess dragon slaying is also rather dubious business.
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level 46
May 14, 2016
I don't think this is true. The Bible states that Jesus was the son of God, and even if you are not a believer, you should be able to answer it based on literature knowledge.
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level 77
May 14, 2016
If you are not christian, you will not consider those people as saints anyway...
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level 50
Apr 24, 2019
This threw me through a loop! The Quizmaker should know that I don't believe in saints or angels therefore I cannot answer questions about what other faiths believe!
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level 66
Apr 5, 2018
Well, if you take the story of Jesus and take God out of it, then we've still got Joseph with a pregnant fiancee that he didn't sleep with, so....
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
Is that really his stepfather? I mean they were married when she got pregnant. It's not like she went out with a kid in tow looking for a man.
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level 75
Apr 27, 2019
They weren't exactly married when Mary got pregnant. They were betrothed but living apart - they still had to go through the waiting period, ceremony, and consummation, but it was considered legal and if Joseph wanted to break it off he would have had to divorce her. If memory serves correctly they had the ceremony before Jesus was born, but not the consummation. Not sure where that leaves Joseph - the legal father but not the biological? I doubt that anything in Hebrew law at that time covered virgin birth.
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level 75
May 14, 2016
Could you accept St Usher for the Confessions clue? I can never remember his real name.
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level 59
May 14, 2016
Oh my God. Took me a minute too, I admit.
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level 66
May 14, 2016
St George is no longer recognised as a saint in the Catholic Church. St Joseph is called the "foster father of Jesus" not step father.
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level 77
May 14, 2016
You're mistaken, St George is of course a catholic saint.
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level 28
May 31, 2016
Once the Holy Catholic Church canonizes a saint it is infallible and can never be undone.
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level 73
Dec 4, 2016
From here: http://www.catholic.org/saints/faq.php

Whatever happened to St. Christopher? Is he still a saint?
Before the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar, Christopher was listed as a martyr who died under Decius. Nothing else is known about him. There are several legends about him including the one in which he was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried across. When Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. This was what made Christopher patron saint of travelers. His former feast day is July 25. Before the formal canonization process began in the fifteenth century, many saints were proclaimed by popular approval. This was a much faster process but unfortunately many of the saints so named were based on legends, pagan mythology, or even other religions -- ...
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level 73
Dec 4, 2016
... for example, the story of the Buddha traveled west to Europe and he was "converted" into a Catholic saint! In 1969, the Church took a long look at all the saints on its calendar to see if there was historical evidence that that saint existed and lived a life of holiness. In taking that long look, the Church discovered that there was little proof that many "saints", including some very popular ones, ever lived. Christopher was one of the names that was determined to have a basis mostly in legend. Therefore Christopher (and others) were dropped from the universal calendar. Some saints were considered so legendary that their cult was completely repressed (including St. Ursula). Christopher's cult was not suppressed but it is confined to local calendars (those for a diocese, country, or so forth).
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level 62
Jan 22, 2017
Sent down to the minors! Oh, the shame...!
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level 65
May 14, 2016
17/22. This would definitely be easier if I were Roman Catholic.
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level 59
May 14, 2016
Wow, no St David. The Welsh won't be pleased that you missed them out :P
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level 43
May 14, 2016
Jude was not an apostle, not one of the twelve, his claim to fame is being the brother of an apostle.
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level 25
May 9, 2018
Yes, St. Jude was an apostle. Not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, who used to also be an apostle but then betrayed Jesus.
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level 75
Apr 27, 2019
I think he's the one we call Thaddeus, also known as Judas (not Iscariot).
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level 32
May 15, 2016
Pretty sure St Margaret is also patron of Scotland
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level 67
May 16, 2016
No St. Arnold? patron Saint of brewers
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level 20
May 17, 2016
Saint Joan of Arc is AWESOME!!! (So is everyone else, I just have a special devotion to her.)
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level 25
May 9, 2018
Yup
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
You are Level 25 in English, but 0 in French.
Double agent!
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level 30
Apr 24, 2019
Didn't she kill people? Not very saintly, these saints.
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level 57
Apr 24, 2019
Actually, there's no recollection of her ever using her sword. At her trial, she even said she preferred wielding her banner over her sword. So we can't be sure. She did lead an army to kill people, but then so too have a lot of devout christians and even the Church itself. But that's religion for you.
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level 58
Oct 20, 2017
what about San Marco instead of Saint Mark ? That is after all the name of the church
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level 71
Aug 25, 2018
That is after all a quiz in English
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level 78
Apr 24, 2019
Thank goodness there’s no Saint West here.
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level 30
Apr 24, 2019
I knew the archangels, apostles and the historical ones I guessed a few from my grandmother. But a patron saint for "lost causes" that is so abusive nothing is a lost cause it really defeats the purpose of the religion. I would have preferred my favorite the only one who knew Nature was really God, St. Francis.
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level 33
Apr 24, 2019
If only the Catholics understood what being a "saint" meant. A saint in the bible is anyone who is saved.
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level 64
Apr 24, 2019
Sven1010, that is both insulting and plain ignorant. The Catholic Church is well aware of the meaning of the word saint which you describe and agrees with it. The point of canonisation is to indicate to the faithful a few especially holy people who the church declares are definitely in heaven. As we believe in the "communion of saints" it is thus appropriate for the faithful to ask such people to plead their cause. I should know, I'm a cardinal!
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level 75
Apr 27, 2019
Thanks for that information. I was never clear on the Catholic belief about saints. Is there a difference between mediation and intercessory prayer? I'm a United Methodist and although we sometimes call some of the early followers saints and will name churches after them, as you said, we believe all Christians are saints, but we don't canonize or ask special saints to be a mediator. We believe Christ is our only mediator, although we offer intercessory prayer for each other. When we recite the Apostle's Creed it is our understanding we mean we are communing with the whole body of believers, past, present, and future. I don't always understand, but I still believe.
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level 67
Apr 24, 2019
This quiz would very much benefit from the yellow-box treatment; most of the named saints are the ones anyone would guess without seeing the clues.
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level 60
May 5, 2019
Isn’t Lucifer technically an archangel as well? I understand that the CC doesn’t consider him a Saint, but I could never think of Raphael.