Saint Peter is considered the patron saint of popes, the papacy and fishermen. Born in Bethsaida, near the Sea of Galilee, Peter was a fisherman and the brother of Andrew, who was also a disciple of Jesus.
As a fisherman, he was known as Simon and was called to his discipleship by Jesus to become "a fisher of men" (Matthew 4:19). Peter was considered first among the apostles, according to Catholic Online, and is believed by many to be the first pope and the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. Christian tradition holds that he was martyred in 64 A.D under Emperor Nero.Learn More
Saint Ruth is not a patron saint of any specific thing, but was declared a saint posthumously by the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Ruth is a biblical figure that is prominent in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Full Answer >
On a broad scale, the Virgin Mary is deemed the patron saint of all human activity, specifically any positive activity. She is the patron saint of numerous professions, activities, countries and dioceses. Some places did not receive a pontifical degree deeming the Virgin Mary as their patron, but they still view her as such.Full Answer >
The patron saint of police officers is Saint Michael the Archangel. He represents the values of chivalry, courage and justice and is also the patron saint of anyone who works in a dangerous job, including military personnel, firefighters and paramedics.Full Answer >
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 >