1910 New Catholic Dictionary
- who by designation of the sovereign pontiff or by popular tradition are venerated as favoring by their intercession certain interests, countries or localities, e.g., Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Francis Xavier, Catholic Missions, Camillus of Lellis, hospitals
- after whom churches, parishes, or other institutions are named
- after whom persons are named in Baptism or Confirmation
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Entry for 'Saints, Patron'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/saints-patron.html. 1910.