Patron Saint Stephen
St. Stephen, the first deacon of the early Christian
church and the first martyr of the Church, was stoned
to death in 33 A.D. His martyrdom was witnessed by St.
Paul the Apostle before he was converted to Christianity.
St. Stephen is the patron saint of many causes:
* Acoma Indian Pueblo
* Against headaches
* Casket makers
* Cetona, Italy
* Coffin makers
* Kessel, Germany
* Archdiocese of Owenboro, Kentucky
* Passau, Germany
* Prato, Italy
* Stone masons
* Archdiocese of Toulouse, France
Many Catholics who have St. Stephen as a patron saint
wear a St. Stephen medal or a St. Stephen pendant in
his memory. They pray to St. Stephen, asking for his
intercession in their daily lives.
Many people give a St. Stephen necklace to a young man
taking the name of Stephen for Confirmation or to new
parents who are naming their baby after St. Stephen.
Prayer on the Feast of St. Stephen
we celebrate the entrance of Saint Stephen into eternal
He died praying for those who killed him.
Help us to imitate his goodness
and to love our enemies.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Prayer of Saint Stephen Martyr
Loving God, Saint Stephen was one of the first deacons
in the Church. The Apostles ordained him with six others
because they needed ministers who would oversee the
needs of the poor and the widowed. His holiness was
so evident that when he preached to his enemies, his
face glowed brightly like an angel's. I ask him to pray
for those who have been called to a life of service
as ordained deacons. O Lord, help them to be a sign
of Your love in their parishes and in the world where
they live and work. Bless them with a vision of their
ministry that stirs them to passion and tireless effort.
Saint Stephen, pray for us. Amen. - Terry Anne Modica
are available in 14k gold, sterling silver and
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. Have the jewelry store engrave the recipient's
name on the back of the pendant along with a sh
ort message or date if appropriate.
Large Gold St. Stephen
are available in 14k gold, gold filled
and sterling silver. All sterling silver items
come with a 18 inch or 24 inch chain.
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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