St. Florian Patron Saint
St. Florian was a Roman soldier whose duty it was to
oversee the fire brigade. Fires in ancient Rome were
very dangerous and the fire brigade used hand operated
water pumps, and relay buckets. St. Florian was so effective
in his firefighting duties that he was promoted to General
in charge of parts of Austria and Bavaria.
St. Florian was eventually martyred for his belief in
Christianity. The Romans decided to burn him at the
stake and he asked that the fire be made bigger to lift
his soul to Heaven. It was decided to drown him in the
Enns River instead with a millstone around his neck.
He was named Florian Patron Saint of Firefighters.
St. Florian is also the patron saint of brewers, and
St. Florian Jewelry
Most of the religious St. Florian jewelry depicts the
St. Florian Cross, also known as the St. Florian Maltese
Cross and a firefighter. The gold Saint Florian cross
and the silver St. Florian pendant are two of the most
popular religious gifts for firefighters. Catholics
pray to St. Florian for protection from both floods
Prayer to St. Florian
St. Florian, Heaven's patron of firefighters,
who once was dedicated to the services
of your fellowmen as an official in the
Army of Rome, look with kindly and
professional eye upon your earthly force,
desirous of the preserving of our fellowmen
from the dangers to life and property.
Give us cool heads, stout hearts, strong muscles
an instinct for prudent investigation and
Make us the terror of arsonists, the friends of
law-abiding citizens, kind to the frightened,
polite to the bores, strict with lawbreakers,
and obstinate to temptations.
In troubles give us strength to be efficient,
in times of great danger, give us the ability
to be calm and enable us to impart assurance
to those who verge on panic.
You know, beloved St. Florian, from the
sacrifice of your own life for the sake of
your faith, that the fireman's lot on earth
is not always a pleasant one, but your
sense of duty that so pleased God, your
courageous strength that so over-whelmed
the devil and your saintly self-control,
give us inspiration.
Make us as fearless in practicing the laws
of God as we are brave in protecting the
lives and property of our fellowmen, and
when we answer our final alarm, enroll
us in your Heavenly force, where we will be
as proud to protect the throne of God as
we have been to protect the city. Amen
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Pendants, Prices and to Purchase.
Choose a patron saint with particular
meaning to the recipient. If your loved one is
passionate about being a firefighter, for example,
chooese a St. Florian Maltese Cross
Catholic or religious jewelry
can make a suitable gift for a child's First Communion.
Jewelry is typically given to girls only, however,
boys may also wear a St. Florian cross necklace
|Gold St. Florian
. A personalized
gift given for a first communion can serve as
a keepsake for the child. For example, consider
choosing a necklace with a charm shaped like a
dove, a cross or a patron saint. Then, have the
charm engraved with the child's initials
|St. Florian Charm
is the perfect
size for a charm bracelet or a necklace for a
child. All gold filled and sterling silver pendants
come with a chain.
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