Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised ,  having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church , where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland. He is also regarded as a Saint within the framework of their respective doctrine by the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Churches. The dates of Patrick's life cannot be fixed with certainty, but there is general agreement that he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century.
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A patron saint , patroness saint , patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism , Anglicanism , or Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person. Saints often become the patrons of places where they were born or had been active. However, there were cases in Medieval Europe where a city which grew to prominence and obtained for its cathedral the remains or some relics of a famous saint who had lived and was buried elsewhere, thus making them the city's patron saint — such a practice conferred considerable prestige on the city concerned. In Latin America and the Philippines , Spanish and Portuguese explorers often named a location for the saint on whose feast or commemoration they first visited the place, with that saint naturally becoming the area's patron.
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Every year, thanks to Saint Valentine, ladies receive bouquets of flowers, chocolates, cards, and some lucky ones even get jewelry and marriage proposals. However, many of us have never thought about the origins of St. Valentine, giving us our little happiness. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints named Valentine, who were martyred in the name of their faith.
But when a recently beatified teen on his way to full-fledged sainthood officially secures that title after performing his second miracle, it will not be a joke. Carlo Acutis, a teen who died of leukemia in at the age of 15, was beatified Saturday after Pope Francis found him responsible for a miracle. The Church requires two confirmed miracles before someone can become a saint, meaning Acutis will need to work his magic one more time before he officially becomes the Patron Saint of the Internet. According to the Associated Press , Acutis is the youngest person of our time to be beatified.