Name that saint!

By request.

My proposal:

An older boy, not yet a teen, one of those who are bright-blonde as little kids and have light-brown or ash-blonde hair as adults, holding a palm of martyrdom; he may be holding a spear or halberd, or holding the palm as if it was one, and has a defiant expression.

Is the kid formally canonized? If so, from what tradition? Roman Catholic or Orthodox?

A halberd? Mmmm, what’s he wearing? Is this in Spain?

My guess is the Tsarevich Alexei. Many Orthodox revere his family(four sisters, mother, and the Tsar Nicholas) as martyrs.

St. Pedro Calungsod?

My turn. Former treasurer, roasted alive and naked on an iron grate.

Oh that one is easy!(I think)

St. Lawrence?I remember reading that when I was a kid, in a book a friend had. The mental image sticks with you!:smiley:

Baker, correct! He is my birtday saint.

Here’s one from me.

Reluctant bishop(aren’t they all?)

Born to a noble family


Sometimes depicted with a hand coming from heaven offering him the Host for communion, or with a baker’s peel and three loaves, to symbolize the Trinity.

Nope, still pondering that one…

Here’s another hint:

Early seventh century, I’ve see a certain type of business named for him.

Oh, and his nursemaid didn’t believe in his holiness.

Honoratus of Amiens, but I had to cheat.

She gets crucified, but also has an epically awesome hipster beard. (any regional/language variant acceptable)

Cool. I never heard of Honoratius and of the female saint you mentioned.

Ok, I will to try and make the next one hard to google. (Very) recent saint, from Italy, always wore gloves.

Papa Pio?

The one with the stigmata?

That’s the one!

I first read about Papa Pio in an article about an American girl, a Baptist, who supposedly showed signs of the stigmata. Don’t know what ever became of her, but several other folks who’d exhibited them were also featured, including Pio.

Sorry people, those cabins in the mountains turned out to be more in the boondocks than expected… some of my friends were going into net withdrawal!

The OP was about St Pelayo, Pelai, Peyo or Paio, patron saint of the purity of children. It’s one of those cases where the better stories are those least likely to approach the truth. The most likely to be true version is that he was the nephew of Hermoginio, bishop of Tuy; uncle and nephew were captured by the troops of Abd-a-Rahman III after the battle of Valdejunquera. The uncle was released first; the nephew stayed in captivity for three years and was eventually executed. The stories say that, being a pretty kid, he received and rejected advances, hence his patronage.

Papa Pio? PADRE Pio, or Pappa Pio! He was a monk, not a Pope! (Padre is Father, Pappa is Daddy)

Oops, my bad, I was doing the spelling from memory and forgot the extra “p”

I’m probably going to hell for the fact that I read the title in my mind like the Wheel of Fortune intro. “Name! That! SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINT!”

Anyway, I’ll throw one in which is either really hard or really easy, since this is a story that’s always kind of amused me;

A boy is born to a pagan king known for persecuting Christians, and the king is told by a fortune-teller that his son would grow up to become a Christian. Therefore, the king keeps the prince cloistered in the palace; but despite the king’s best efforts, the boy meets a Christian beggar who converts him, and the prince runs away from the palace to become a monk.

Saints are craziness personified.

Whoa, that’s one I don’t know. If nobody comes along in a day ot two I’ll Google it.