Later Christian Saints in Art Photos
After Emperor Constantine stopped persecution, being named a saint required a proven miracle. Later saints are indexed here along with their attributes, which help art viewers recognize the saint portrayed.
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Attrib. True Cross.
|Mother of Emperor Constantine, converted to Christianity while son stopped persecutions.|
Attrib. anchor, boat, 3 purses of gold.
|Patron saint of mariners gave his wealth to the poor.|
Attrib. Lilly, flowering tree, Bishop's robes.
|Bishop of Florence who raised five people from the dead.|
Attrib. Keys, Bread, Candle, Herd.
|Inspired Parisians to repel attack of Attila the Hun.|
Attrib. arrow, ship, surrounded by maidens.
|Daughter of Christian king was massacred with her handmaidens in Cologne when she refused to marry a pagan chieftain.|
|St Margaret Queen of Scotland
|Established first ferries across Firth of Forth to bring pilgrims to worship at St Andrews to spread Christianity.|
Attrib. Humble farmer with oxen & angels.
|Patron saint of farmers from Spain who performed miracles & shared with the poor.|
|To avoid arranged marriage, she became a nun with St Francis.|
|St Elizabeth of Hungary
Attrib. Loaves of bread changed to roses, crown.
|Royal who lived in poverty & cared for the needy.|
|St Louis IX
Attrib. Fleur de Lys
|Crusader. Just king who personally served lepers, beggars & poor.|
Attrib. points to boil on thigh, dog carrying bread
|Cared for plague victims in Italy.|
|St Joan of Arc
Attrib. Young woman in armor
|Led liberation of France.|
Attrib. Trumpet, wings.
|Messenger of God, including Annunciation.|
Attrib. Slaying dragon with spear or sword, wings.
|Has scales to weigh souls on judgment day. Protector of Christians.|
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