Saints

Saints are men and women who are officially recognised by the church as being particularly holy due to their miracles and their lives.

They are usually identified by a halo and often carry objects specifically linked to their life and death. St Francis of Assisi, for example, is often shown with birds and animals. A sword or palm branch may indicate that the saint was a martyr, someone who died for the faith.

  • Stained glass window showing St Peter being crucified upside down
  • France, about 1525-30
  • Museum no. 2209-1855
 
Saints
 

Select a sign or symbol

St Peter
St Peter

St Christopher
St Christopher

St Michael
St Michael