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Quiz about Patron Saints
Quiz about Patron Saints

Patron Saints Match Quiz | Christian People / Saints

Match the Catholic saint to the people, places and things he or she is the patron of.

A matching quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Avg Score
9 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Fathers, pregnant mothers, the Catholic Church, Canada  
  St. Thomas More
2. Florists, orphans, tuberculosis  
  St. Therese of Lisieux
3. Rape victims, teenagers (especially girls)  
  St. Mary MacKillop
4. California, Hispanic-Americans  
  St. Oscar Romero
5. Racial justice, philanthropy  
  St. Junipero Serra
6. Radio operators, political prisoners  
  St. Maximilian Kolbe
7. Politicians, lawyers, large families  
  St. Kateri Tekakwitha
8. Australia  
  St. Maria Goretti
9. Native Americans, environmentalists  
  St. Katharine Drexel
10. El Salvador, Christian communicators  
  St. Joseph

Select each answer

1. Fathers, pregnant mothers, the Catholic Church, Canada
2. Florists, orphans, tuberculosis
3. Rape victims, teenagers (especially girls)
4. California, Hispanic-Americans
5. Racial justice, philanthropy
6. Radio operators, political prisoners
7. Politicians, lawyers, large families
8. Australia
9. Native Americans, environmentalists
10. El Salvador, Christian communicators

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Fathers, pregnant mothers, the Catholic Church, Canada

Answer: St. Joseph

St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus and husband to Mary in the Catholic tradition. As the legal father of Jesus, he is the patron saint of fathers. He is also the patron saint of expectant mothers because he abandoned everything to take the pregnant Mary as his wife.

In 1870, he was named the patron saint of the whole Catholic Church and of peaceful deaths because he is said to have died in the arms of Mary and Jesus. He is the patron saint of many places around world including Canada, the Philippines and Brazil.
2. Florists, orphans, tuberculosis

Answer: St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux is a French Carmelite nun who was canonized in 1925. She is sometimes called the Little Flower of Jesus, hence why she is the patron of florists. Her parents were Louis and Marie Guerin who are the first married couple to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

Therese's mother died when she was just a small child, something that caused her grief throughout her short life. She became a Carmelite nun at the age of fifteen but died from tuberculosis at the age of 24.
3. Rape victims, teenagers (especially girls)

Answer: St. Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti is an Italian-born saint who is one of the youngest saints in Catholic history. She was just 11 years old when she was murdered during a rape attempt. Her killer, Alessandro Serenelli, would later repent his ways in prison and become a Capuchin friar.

Because of her age and purity, Maria is the patron saint of teenager girls and rape victims. She is also the patron of crime victims and the Children of Mary Organization.
4. California, Hispanic-Americans

Answer: St. Junipero Serra

Junipero Serra is a Spanish-born saint best known for founding missions in the American Southwest. As a result of his missionary efforts, he was named the patron saint of California, where many of his missions can be found. In general, he is also the patron of all Hispanic-Americans.

He is a somewhat controversial saint because of his ill-treatment of Native Americans and others and alleged forced conversions. Many of his statues have been vandalized or toppled by activists.
5. Racial justice, philanthropy

Answer: St. Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel is the first person to be born an American citizen to be canonized by the Catholic Church. She came from a wealthy family and used her inheritance to fund charitable works. She was particularly invested in racial equality in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. Specifically, she was concerned about the plight of Native Americans and African-Americans who were routinely discriminated against and treated poorly.

She opened many schools for African-Americans in the South, although she also remained committed of her hometown of Philadelphia.
6. Radio operators, political prisoners

Answer: St. Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe is a Polish saint who died in Auschwitz concentration camp after taking the place of a German he did not know. Kolbe, despite not having been killed for his faith, is nonetheless considered a martyr in the Catholic Church. Prior to becoming a prisoner, he operated a radio station in Poland that used to spread the word and devotion to the Virgin Mary.
7. Politicians, lawyers, large families

Answer: St. Thomas More

Thomas More is a British-born saint who is best known for writing "Utopia" about an alleged perfect society. However in religion, More is a saint having been martyred under the orders of King Henry VIII.

More was a deeply religious man. He was also wealthy as his father was a very successful lawyer. More also had a large family. His wife had four children and he later adopted his second wife's children as his own. More was executed via decapitation for treason after refusing to acknowledge King Henry VIII, whom he served as an advisor, as head of the Church of England.
8. Australia

Answer: St. Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop is an Australian-born Catholic saint who was the first Australian to be canonized. She is sometimes called St. Mary of the Cross. MacKillop was a nun who focused much of her efforts educating the rural poor of Southern Australia and New Zealand. Soon after her death in 1909, there was a movement to declare her saint. However, she was not canonized one until 2010.
9. Native Americans, environmentalists

Answer: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be canonized a saint in the Catholic Church. A member of the Mohawk tribe, she survived a smallpox epidemic that killed nearly her entire family. Her father had been a Mohawk chief who was forced to assimilate into white society after he had been captured As a result of her professed chastity, she refused to marry and fled her tribe. She died at the age of 24.

Her canonization was somewhat controversial. Many of the Mohawk tribe members believe she represents colonialism and her religion was the result of such horror. Kateri Tekakwitha is also known under the names Lily of the Mohawk and St. Catherine.
10. El Salvador, Christian communicators

Answer: St. Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero is a Salvadorian saint who served as Archbishop of San Salvador in the 1970s. He was known for his excellent oratory skills. He was assassinated by an unknown assailant in 1980 during the El Salvador Civil War. During the war, Romero had been one of the most vocal opponents of the war, political murders, poverty and devastation it had caused in his country.

His assassin remains unknown, however, a UN enquiry revealed that Roberto D'Aubuisson, one of the death-squad leaders, had ordered the killing.
Source: Author Joepetz

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