Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Catholic Saints?
How Well Do You Know the Catholic Saints?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The Catholic Church doesn't "make" someone a saint the way a studio makes someone a movie star. If a person lives a life of heroic virtue, and miracles are attributed to that person, and they have passed away, they are eligible for the process of being declared a saint. The stages before sainthood are "Servant of God", "Venerable", "Blessed" and finally, with the consent of the pope, "Saint".

So what does all of that mean? It means that at the time of their elevation to sainthood, the Catholic Church agreed that the deceased were spiritually upright, did good things in the world and performed a miracle. It means that at that time, the saint in question was the sort of person the Catholic Church felt the world needed as a model for its behavior. It means the saint embodied the best of humanity, in that age.

Every saint is in some way a commentary on the society they lived in. Saints' deaths are often terrible, and symbolic of the sacrifices they made in life. Saints are still people, and like all people, they have their flaws, their sins and their private conflicts. How well do you know your Catholic saints? Find out, with this quiz.

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When is the feast of Saint Valentine?
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What is Saint Christopher the patron saint of?
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Other than Saint (Mother) Theresa, who is the co-patron of the Archdiocese of Calcutta?
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What is Saint Francis Xavier famed for founding?
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What is St. Anthony of Padua the patron saint of?
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What happened to Saint Francis of Assisi when he heard the call of God?
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Where was Saint Patrick born?
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Which of these is Saint Joseph not the patron saint of?
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Of what is Saint Jude the patron?
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What is Saint Augustine of Hippo the patron saint of?
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Who is the patron saint of rope and saddle makers?
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Who was the first native-born American to be canonized as a saint?
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What did St. George kill?
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Of which country is St. Andrew the patron saint?
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What color do people wear on St. Patrick's Day?
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By what name is St. Joan more commonly known?
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What famous Indian woman who died in 1997 became a saint in 2016?
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St. Alexius is the patron saint of nurses and what other group?
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Who is the patron saint of flight attendants?
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Who is the other saint from Assisi?
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How many saints are the patron saints of shepherds?
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What material do you probably use at work if you often pray to St. Crispin?
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What mountain in Washington State is named for a saint?
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How many patron saints do fishermen have?
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Which saint is considered the father of natural theology?
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Who is the patron saint of ice skaters?
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Who is the patron saint of Korea?
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Who is the first naturalized American citizen to become a saint?
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