Saint Grace is a Catholic saint that was the sister of Saint Maria and Saint Bernard. She was of Muslim descent, but converted to Catholicism.Continue Reading
Saint Grace, along with the help of her brother and sister, worked to help convert their brother, Almanzor, to the Catholic religion. They wanted him to see that the Muslim life was not the right option and that the Catholic church would be able to help save his soul. Their fourth sibling was fiercely loyal to his Muslim traditions and was not interested in converting. He chose his religion over the blood of his family and turned his family into the authorities. The military authorities martyred Saint Grace in 1180 and the day that a feast commemorates her is the first of June.
The father of Grace, her brothers and her sister was a Muslim Caliph. He was a higher power in the Muslim church and was able to provide the church with nearly everything that his family needed. Being a higher power in a church caused him to become heavily disgraced when the majority of his children decided that Catholicism was the correct way to go. The family never reconciled after the children converted to Catholicism.Learn more about Christianity
Catholic Bible 101 describes St. Jude as the patron saint of the impossible and the helper of the hopeless. Catholics are advised to pray to St. Jude when they are in hopeless or impossible situations. St. Jude's role as patron saint of the impossible traces back to his letter in the New Testament of the Bible, in which he stresses that Christians should persevere in difficult circumstances.Full Answer >
The Saint Christopher medal is worn by members of the Catholic Church as an appeal to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. By showing their devotion to the saint in this manner, Catholics believe he will bless them and protect them from storms and other hardships they may encounter. Saint Christopher began to be well recognized for his piety starting in the fifth century.Full Answer >
Religion is an important part of life in Mexico and the feast days of Catholic saints are celebrated throughout the year. Many villages and towns also have their own appointed holy personages in whose honor festivities are held annually.Full Answer >
The patron saint of hope, or of lost causes, according to Catholic theology is St. Jude Thaddeus, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. He is called the patron saint of hope due to the fact that in his epistle he urges believers to endure harsh and desperate circumstances.Full Answer >