Discover the strangest patron saints in history
Did you know there are patron saints for everything from the internet to "the impossible"?
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Sainthood is a concept that originated in the Catholic Church and is recognized in many different Christian religions. Throughout history, the most pious servants of God have gained recognition for their devotion. This was usually proven through a life of sacrifice or a horrific martyrdom.
Christians often pray to saints who are associated with specific areas of life. For example, St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things, so he's the guy you go to if you can't find your car keys!
There's an endless number of patron saints who have incredibly specific associations due to bizarre incidents in their lives. Click through this gallery for a rundown of the most fascinating ones.
LIFESTYLE North atlantic treaty organization
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
CELEBRITY Ukraine conflict