She is the patron-saint of young physicians and the bosom-friend of old ones.
And it is Kant, the patron-saint of the American Ethical lecturers, who set them the example of inconsistency.
If they wished more land they must work for it; they must not take idleness for their patron-saint.
In France, it is not the birthday, but the day of the patron-saint whose name one bears, which is celebrated.
But to-day was the feast of the patron-saint of the village; and there must have been dancing and drinking till nightfall.
The picture represents the patron-saint of the church, accompanied by other saints and by the worldly votaries I have mentioned.
Kneeling before the bishop she begged his benediction and the name of Cecilia her patron-saint.
The priest had said that in Dutch Ophelia meant Flora, who was the patron-saint of roses and forget-me-nots.
Then he fell on his knees and prayed his patron-saint to help him.
Another fountain is surmounted by the figure of St Michael, the patron-saint of the burgh.
A saint from whom a person or group claims special protection or prayers. Saint Christopher, for example, is considered the patron of travelers; Saint Luke, the patron of doctors; and Saint Patrick, the patron of Ireland. People who have the same name as a saint may consider the saint their patron. The honoring of patron saints is especially common in the Roman Catholic Church.