What Are Some Popular Male Saints?


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Some popular male saints include St. Michael the Archangel, St. Valentine, St. Patrick and St. Francis of Assisi. These saints are highly respected figures in the world, and especially in the Roman Catholic Church. Christian doctrine holds that St. Michael the Archangel led the army of the good angels in heaven against the rebellious Lucifer. Saints Francis of Assisi, Patrick and Valentine were Christian faithful and dedicated to the faith.

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St. Patrick of Ireland and St. Valentine are not only popular in the Catholic Church but also across many other Christian denominations and even in the secular world. St. Patrick was born at Kilpatrick in Scotland in 387. He died in Ireland in 461. St. Patrick’s feast day is on March 17 while St. Valentine's Day is on February 14.

St. Francis of Assisi is the founder of the Franciscan Order, which is one of the dominant religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church. Born in 1181 in Assisi, Italy, Francis of Assisi was the son of a wealthy merchant, and he led a permissive life as a young man. He believed that Christ wanted him to repair his church, and the belief influenced him to begin the Franciscan Order, an order bound by the vow of poverty.

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