I heard a mention of the 14 Holy Helpers. Can you give me more information on that? During medieval times, particularly during the Black Plague, devotion arose for the Fourteen Holy Helpers, also known as the "Auxiliary Saints.
Young Women — St Ursula. Zoos — St Francis of Assisi. The term "patron", being wider in its meaning than that of "titular", may be applied to a church, a district, a country, or a corporation.
The word "titular" is applied only to the patron of a church or institution. Both the one and the other, according to the legislation now in force, must have the rank of a canonized saint. At intervals it had been possible to erect or adapt buildings for the sacred rites of religion.
Such buildings, however, were not dedicated to the saints, but were spoken of as the House of God, the House of Prayer, and sometimes as the Temple of God. They were also known as Kyriaca, Dominica, or Oratoria. Larger structures received the name of basilicas, and the term church ecclesia was constantly employed to designate the place where the faithful assembled to hear the word of God and partake of the sacraments.
After peace had been given to the Church by Constantine, sacred edifices were freely erected, the emperor setting the example by the character and magnificence of his own foundations.
The Christians had always held in deep reverence the memory of the heroes who had sealed with blood the profession of their faith. The celebration of the solemn rites had long been intimately associated with the places where the bodies of the martyrs reposed, and the choice of sites for the new edifices was naturally determined by the scene of the martyrs' sufferings, or by the spot where their sacred remains lay enshrined.
The great basilicas founded by Constantine, or during his lifetime, illustrate this tendency. The churches of St. Paul outside the walls, St.
Lawrence in Agro Verano, St.
Agnes on the Via Nomentana were all cemeterial basilicas, i. The same practice finds illustration in the churches of SS. Domitilla and Generosa, SS. Nereus and Achilleus, St. Felix at Nola, and others. The name of "Title" Titulus has from the earliest times been employed with reference to the name of the saint by which a church is known.
The practice of placing the body or some relics of a martyr under the altar of sacrifice has been perpetuated in the Church, but the dedication was early extended to confessors and holy women who were not martyrs.
The underlying doctrine of patrons is that of the communion of saints, or the bond of spiritual union existing between God's servants on earth, in heaven, or in purgatory. The saints are thereby regarded as the advocates and intercessors of those who are making their earthly pilgrimage.
Choice of Patrons Down to the seventeenth century popular devotion, under the guidance of ecclesiastical authority, chose as the titulars of churches those men or women renowned for their miracles, the saintliness of their lives, or their apostolic ministry in converting a nation to the Gospel.
Urban VIII 23 March, laid down the rules that should guide the faithful in the future selection of patrons of churches, cities, and countries, without, however, interfering with the traditional patrons then venerated Acta S. As during the days of persecution the most illustrious among the Christians were those who had sacrificed their lives for the faith, it was to be expected that during the fourth century the selection of the names of martyrs as titulars would everywhere prevail.
But with the progress of the Church in times of comparative peace, with the development of the religious life, and the preaching of the Gospel in the different countries of Europe and Asia, bishops, priests, hermits, and nuns displayed in their lives lofty examples of Christian holiness.Disclaimer: I am giving content taken from various resources like books.., all images are designed (modified) by me.
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