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12 October 2011


The Patron Saint SebastianWhat is the definition of the Patron Saints and why were these people, such as Saint Sebastian, chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries? The term 'Patron' is  used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women  who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country. There is a patron for  virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. There are two categories of saints: martyrs  and confessors. A martyr is one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions.
 Saint Sebastian preached the Christian message in Rome during the time that Christians were persecuted.