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A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness. Although the term "saint" originated in Christianity, now it is also commonly used to describe holy men and women of various other world religions. In this thread, please post images of your stamps and covers depicting saints of any faith.

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Rupert of Salzburg (660? –710) is a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. St. Rupert was a bishop, a missionary, and a founder of the Austrian city of Salzburg. Here is an image of a semi-postal (charity) stamp depicting a statue of St. Rupert, designed by Austrian artist Sepp Jahn (1907-2003), engraved (appropriately enough) by Rupert Franke, and issued by Austria on August 6, 1948 as one of a set of eight stamps to aid in funding the reconstruction of Salzburg Cathedral, Scott No. B252, plus an image of a drawing of St. Rupert, who is often depicted holding a salt barrel, representing his promotion of the salt mines of Salzburg, from which the city derives its name.

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Saint Maryann of Jesus de Paredes, O.F.S., (1618-1645) is a Roman Catholic saint and is the first person to be canonized from Ecuador. Saint Maryann was a hermit who is said to have sacrificed herself for the salvation of Quito. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Saint Maryann holding a lily, with a crucifix, a skull, and a whip or scourge for flagellation, apparently designed after an engraving (1732) by Spanish-Mexican artist Francisco Sylverio de Sotomayor (c.1699-1763), engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued by Ecuador on November 28, 1946 as one of four similar stamps in a set commemorating the 300th anniversary of the saint's death, Scott No. 471, plus an image of the original engraving by Francisco Sylverio. Note the several subtle changes in this stamp's design elements when compared to the original engraving.

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Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543 or 547) is a Christian saint, honored by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict is perhaps best known for his influential "Rule of Saint Benedict," containing precepts for his monks. Here is an image of a stamp depicting St. Benedict writing in a book, within an illuminated manuscript's capital letter "S," designed and engraved by Jacques Combet, and issued by France on April 26, 1980 to commemorate the 1,500th anniversary of the saint's birth, and as a Europa stamp, Scott No. 1700.

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In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is one who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment. Here is an image of an engraved definitive stamp depicting a flute-playing Onjo Bosatsu (bodhisattva performing music), after a relief on a bronze lantern in the Todai-ji Buddhist temple (Eastern Great Temple) in Nara, first issued by Japan in 1966, Scott No. 891.

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Within Tibetan Buddhism (the predominant form of the religion practiced in Mongolia), White Tara is regarded as a bodhisattva of compassion and action, associated with long life, healing and serenity. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a statue of White Tara, printed by lithography, and issued by Mongolia on September 20, 1970, Scott No. 594, plus a photo of another statue of the bodhisattva, and a YouTube link to a Mantra of White Tara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMZs--ojiyw

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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962) was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result in her death. Dr. Molla was canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church in 2004. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Saint Gianna, designed and engraved by Francesco Tulli, and issued by Vatican City on May 7, 1996, Scott No. 1009, plus an image of a prayer card featuring a photo of the saint holding two of her children.

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting Christian martyr Saint Hermes (?-120), designed by Adalbert Pilch after a detail from a painting entitled Primus und Hermes (1449?) by Austrian Renaissance artist Conrad Laib (active ca.1440-1460), engraved by Alfred Nefe, and issued by Austria on August 21, 1972 to publicize the Exhibition of Late Gothic Art, Salzburg, Scott No. 927, plus an image of the relevant detail from Laib's painting.

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Here are images of the two stamps in a set marking the 1,200th anniversary of the death of Saint Willibrord (c. 658-739), a Northumbrian missionary, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands, designed and engraved by Dutch artist Hubert Levigne (1905-1989), and issued on June 15, 1939, Scott Nos. 212 & 213. The first stamp celebrates Saint Willibrord's arrival in the Netherlands, and the second depicts him as Bishop of Utrecht.

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Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373), born Birgitta Birgersdotter, was a mystic, a saint, and the founder of the Bridgettines Orders of nuns and monks. Here is an image of the high value in a set of similar stamps designed by Swedish artist Torsten Schonberg (1882-1970), engraved by Sven Ewert (1895-1959), and issued by Sweden on October 7, 1941 to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Bridget, Scott No. 328, Facit No. 336.

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Saint John of Patmos is the name given to the author of the Book of Revelation, the apocalyptic text forming the final chapter of the New Testament. Here are images of the three stamps in a set depicting scenes from the Revelations on the artistic 16th-century altarpiece in Sant Joan de Casselles Church, in Canillo, Andorra, designed and engraved by Jacques Combet, and issued by Andorra (French administration) on October 18, 1969, Scott Nos. 192-94.

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Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D. (1873-1897), was a French Discalced Carmelite nun who has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Roman Catholics, popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower." She died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Saint Thérèse and a depiction of the portal of the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Alençon, where her parents were married, designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert, engraved by Georges Bétemps, and issued by France on January 6, 1973 to commemorate the centenary of the saint's birth, plus another portrait of Saint Thérèse.

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Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order. Saint Bernard was canonized in 1174 by Pope Alexander III, and he is honored in the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Lutheran Church. Here is an image of a stamp depicting St. Bernard, designed and combined engraved by Paul Huybrechts and photogravure, and issued by Belgium on November 5, 1990, to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the saint's birth, Scott No. 1388, plus an image of a portrait of St. Bernard in A Short History of Monks and Monasteries (1900), by Alfred Wesley Wishart.

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Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 934-994) was bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria from Christmas 972 until his death. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches (canonized in 1052). Here is an image of a stamp depicting St. Wolfgang using a mason's hammer, designed by Adalbert Pilch after a detail from the altarpiece polyptych in the Church of St. Wolfgang on the Abersee by Austrian Tyrolean painter and sculptor Michael Pacher (c. 1435-1498), engraved by Alfred Fischer, and issued by Austria on May 26, 1976, Scott No. 1037.

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Saint Antoninus of Florence, O.P., (1389-1459) was an Italian Dominican friar and an Archbishop of Florence who is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a bust of Saint Antoninus, designed by A. Grassellini, engraved by Mazzini Canfarini, and issued by Vatican City on February 29, 1960 as one of a set of four stamps commemorating the 500th anniversary of the saint's death, Scott No. 271, plus a photo of a bust and plaque outside the family home of St. Antoninus in Torre dei Pierozzi, Florence, Italy.

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Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in a set depicting Hungarian royals and saints, designed by Hungarian graphic artist and painter Ferenc Helbing (1870-1958), printed by lithography, and issued by Hungary on May 15, 1930 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of Saint Emerich, son of Stephen I and Blessed Gisela, Scott Nos. B88-B91.

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Saint Emerich (c. 1007-1031), ascetic prince and heir apparent before his untimely death in a boar hunt.
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Saints Stephen I and Gisela, first King of Hungary (c. 1001-1038) and his Royal Consort, Emerich's parents.
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Saint Ladislaus I (c. 1040-1095), King of Hungary (1077-1095)
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Saint Gerhard (Gerard Sagredo, 980-1046), an Italian Benedictine monk, instructing Saint Emerich.
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Saint Brendan of Clonfert or Bréanainn of Clonfert (c. 484 – c. 577) (Irish: Naomh Breandán; Icelandic: Brandanus) called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", or "the Bold" is one of the early Irish monastic saints. He is chiefly renowned for his legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed," also called Saint Brendan's Island. The Voyage of Saint Brendan could be called an immram (Irish navigational story). He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland.

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Saint Francis of Paola, O.M. (1416-1507), called the "Fire Handler," was an Italian mendicant friar and the founder of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims. Unlike the majority of founders of men's religious orders, Francis was never ordained a priest. Here is an image of a stamp depicting St. Francis of Paola, patron saint of boatmen, mariners, and naval officers, designed by Italian artist Corrado Mancioli (1904-1968), engraved by Vittorio Nicastro, and issued by Italy on December 21, 1957, Scott No. 732, plus an image of an engraved portrait of Saint Francis of Paola by Marco Pitteri after original artwork by Croatian-born painter Federiko Benković (1667-1753).

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nethryk wrote:randolph_tango - Welcome to Stampboards. And thanks for your contribution to this thread. :D
No hassle. I'm learning a lot from this community, glad to contribute. Here's two saints in one, the one I'm highlighting here is Dominic Savio (The young kid on the left). The other one is John Bosco. I took the name Dominic Savio for my Confirmation.

Dominic Savio (Italian: Domenico Savio; April 2, 1842 – March 9, 1857) was an Italian adolescent student of Saint John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of 14, possibly from pleurisy.

His teacher, John Bosco, had very high regard for Savio, and wrote a biography of his young student, The Life of Dominic Savio. This volume, along with other accounts of him, were critical factors in his cause for sainthood. Despite the fact that many people considered him to have died at too young an age – fourteen – to be considered for sainthood, he was considered eligible for such singular honour on the basis of his having displayed "heroic virtue" in his everyday life. He is not the only saint of his age group, which includes Maria Goretti (age 11) and Ponticus of Lyons (age 15), who was declared to be a saint not on the basis of his having been a martyr, but on the basis of having lived what was seen as a holy life. He was canonised a saint on June 12, 1954, by Pope Pius XII, making him the youngest non-martyr to be canonised in the Catholic Church.
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The "Legend of Sainte Dévote," patron saint of Corsica and Monaco, designed by American artist Steve Carpenter (1945- ), engraved by Martin Mörck, and issued by Monaco as a EUROPA stamp on May 5, 1997, Scott No. 2043, plus a link to a website where her legend is explained: https://www.saintedevotemonaco.com/en/saint-devote-patron-saint-of-monaco

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Norbert of Xanten (c. 1080-1134) was the founder of the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré (aka the Premonstratensians, and also the White Canons) and a bishop of the Catholic Church, in which he is venerated as a saint. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a statue of Saint Norbert located in the monastery church, dedicated to Saint Verena, in Rot an der Rot Abbey in Upper Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, designed by German graphic artist Bruno K. Wiese (1922- ), printed by photogravure, and issued by Germany on May 8, 1984 to commemorate the 850th anniversary of the saint's death, Scott No. 1418, Michel No. 1212, plus an image of a painting of Saint Norbert.

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Saint Luzius (Lucius) of Chur is the patron saint of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Although he is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, historical information about St. Luzius is scant. According to legend, he was a king in England who had converted to Christianity as a boy. Abandoning his crown and his subjects, St. Luzius became a missionary to the pagans in the Rhine River valley. His relics are held in the Cathedral of Chur, Switzerland. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of St. Luzius wearing a crown, designed by Austrian artist Johannes Troyer (1902-1969), engraved by Karl Bickel, and issued by Liechtenstein on March 14, 1946, Scott No. 218, plus a photo of a wooden sculpture (c. 1320) of St. Lucius kept in the Dominican monastery in Cazis, Switzerland.

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Saint Amand (c. 584-675) was a French Christian saint who according to legend tamed a marauding dragon. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the tower of the Abbey in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, and a stylized representation of the defeated beastie, designed and engraved by Claude Andréotto, and issued by France on September 19, 1977, Scott No. 1543, Y&T No. 1948, plus an image of a painting depicting St. Amand trampling the dragon, attributed (uncertainly) to Charles de Par.

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nethryk wrote:A saint is one who has been recognized for having an exceptional degree of holiness. Although the term "saint" originated in Christianity, now it is also commonly used to describe holy men and women of various other world religions. In this thread, please post images of your stamps and covers depicting saints of any faith.

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Rupert of Salzburg (660? –710) is a saint in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. St. Rupert was a bishop, a missionary, and a founder of the Austrian city of Salzburg. Here is an image of a semi-postal (charity) stamp depicting a statue of St. Rupert, designed by Austrian artist Sepp Jahn (1907-2003), engraved (appropriately enough) by Rupert Franke, and issued by Austria on August 6, 1948 as one of a set of eight stamps to aid in funding the reconstruction of Salzburg Cathedral, Scott No. B252, plus an image of a drawing of St. Rupert, who is often depicted holding a salt barrel, representing his promotion of the salt mines of Salzburg, from which the city derives its name.

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This is certainly the teaching of the Roman Catholics and Orthodox groupings. For the Reformed any member of the invisible church is a saint. Lutherians and Anglicans don't appear to have a clear policy.

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Thomas the Apostle (aka "Doubting Thomas") is said to have traveled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel. According to tradition, the Apostle reached Muziris, India in 52 AD, and there baptized several people. The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Nasrani, are an ancient community of Christians from Kerala, India who trace their origins to Thomas's evangelistic activities, and Thomas is often revered as the patron saint of India. Here is an image of a stamp designed after a silver bust of the saint in the Basilica of Saint Thomas Apostle in Ortona, Italy, printed by photogravure (India Security Press), and issued by India on December 2, 1964 to publicize Pope Paul VI's pilgrimage to India, Scott No. 394, plus an image of the bust of St. Thomas, and a YouTube link to a Universal Newsreel video of Pope Paul's visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUr7fG0wbUE

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Saint Sabinus (Savin) of Spoleto (?- c. 300) and Saint Cyprian (c. 200-258) were Christian bishops and martyrs. Below the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, in Vienne, France, is the crypt of the two saints, along with frescoes illustrating events in their lives. Here is an image of a stamp depicting a church fresco (c. 1100) showing Saint Savin and Saint Cyprian appearing before the Roman proconsul Ladicius, designed and engraved by Claude Durrens, and issued by France on June 28, 1969, Scott No. 1238, Y&T No. 1588.

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Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family who became a hermit, a priest, and a theologian who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and who was canonized in 1622. Here are images of the two similar stamps in a set depicting Saint Ignatius receiving formal recognition for the Jesuits (in 1540) from Pope Paul III, designed by Casimira Dabrowska, engraved by Mazzini Canfarini, and issued by Vatican City on July 31, 1956 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Ignatius, Scott Nos. 212 & 213. Note: These two stamps appear to have been used on the same piece of mail.

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Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was an influential Christian theologian and philosopher who served as bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria) in the Roman province of Africa. Among Saint Augustine's most important literary works are City of God and Confessions. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a "portrait" of St. Augustine holding a copy of his Confessions, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, and issued for use in Algeria on November 11, 1954 to commemorate the 1,600th anniversary of the saint's birth, Scott No. 262, plus an image of a painting (c. 1480) entitled "Saint Augustine in His Study," by early Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510).

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Saint Clare of Assisi (1194-1253) is an Italian saint who founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman. Following her death, the order was renamed in her honor as the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares. Here is an image of a stamp featuring depicting St. Clare and the San Damiano Convent in Assisi where she died in 1253, designed by E. Pizzi, printed by photogravure, and issued by Italy on June 27, 1953 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the saint's death, Scott No. 625, plus an image of a detail depicting Saint Clare from a fresco (1312–20) by Italian painter Simone Martini (c. 1284-1344) in the lower Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, which served as a model for this stamp's design.

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Saint Publius (33-c. 125) is venerated as the first Bishop of Malta and as one of Malta's patron saints. He was martyred during the persecution of Christians by Roman Emperor Hadrian, and canonized in 1634. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Publius being attacked by a lion, engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued for use in Malta on February 15, 1938, Scott No. 201, plus an image of a statue of St. Publius (with lion) located in Floriana, Malta.

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Teresa of Ávila, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (1515-1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and a theologian of contemplative life through prayer. Saint Teresa was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Teresa, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris, and issued by France on November 20, 1982 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of her death, Scott No. 1846, Y&T No. 2249, plus an image of a portrait of Saint Teresa of Ávila by French painter François Gérard (1770-1837).

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Here are images of the three stamps in a set honoring Roman Catholic saints, combined engraved and lithography, and issued by Vatican City on October 3, 1995, Scott Nos. 993-95, plus images of some related works of art.

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Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. (1195-1231), a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, and the saint of finding things or lost people; bronze sculpture, designed and engraved by Francesco Tulli, and Anthony of Padua with the Infant Jesus by Spanish Baroque-era painter Antonio de Pereda (c. 1611-1678).
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John of God, O.H. (1495-1550), a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor sick and those suffering from mental disorder; marble statue, designed and engraved by Pietro Nicolò Arghittu, and Saint John of God (1672) by Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682).
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Philip Romolo Neri (1515-1595), known as the Apostle of Rome, an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the "Congregation of the Oratory;" marble sculpture, designed and engraved by Antonio Ciaburro, and an unattributed painting of the saint.
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Saint Louise de Marillac, D.C., (1591-1660) was the co-founder, with St. Vincent de Paul, of the Daughters of Charity ("the Grey Sisters"), who are dedicated to serving the poor. Here is an image of a Red Cross stamp depicting Saint Louise de Marillac surrounded by needy children, designed by Pierrette Lambert, engraved by Claude Haley, and issued by Monaco on November 9, 1976, Scott No. 1037, plus an image of a painted portrait of Saint Louise holding an infant.

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Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-543 or 547), designed by German artist Elisabeth von Janota-Bzowski (1912-2012), printed by lithography, and issued by Germany on July 10, 1980 to commemorate the saint's birth centenary, Scott No. 1334, Michel No. 1055, plus an image of a detail of Saint Benedict from a fresco by Early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico (c. 1395-1455).

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Saint Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo (1786-1842) was the founder of the "Little House of Divine Providence" to shelter the poor. He is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Saint Giuseppe superimposed over a view of Turin, designed and combined engraved by Francesco Tulli and photogravure, and issued by Italy on April 30 (the saint's feast day), 1993, Scott No. 1935, plus an image of a painted portrait of Saint Giuseppe attired as a canon.

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Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (1098-1179) was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Honored in the Roman Catholic Church (Order of St. Benedict), Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism, Hildegard was (equivalent) canonized in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Here is an image of a Europa stamp depicting Saint Hildegard with pen in hand, designed by Austrian artist Gerhard Gloser (1947- ), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier, S.A.), and issued by Liechtenstein on March 7, 1983, Scott No. 755, plus an image of an illumination from the Liber Scivias showing Hildegard receiving a vision and dictating to her scribe and secretary.

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Saint Albertus Magnus, O.P. (1193/1206-1280) was a German Dominican friar, a Bishop of Regensburg, and a noted philosopher and theologian. Here is an image of a stamp designed by A. Lauwers after a detail of a life-size white stone sculpture of the saint by Flemish Baroque sculptor Artus Quellinus the Elder (1609–1668) located within the Church of Saint Paul, Antwerp, engraved by Constant Spinoy, and issued by Belgium on February 15, 1969 to mark a destructive fire in the church in April 1968, Scott No. 713, plus an 1851 print portrait of Saint Albertus Magnus.

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Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher who founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, and co-founded the women’s Order of St. Clare. Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment, and is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Saint Francis, designed by French artist Michel Ciry (1919- ), engraved by Claude Jumelet, and issued by France on February 6, 1982 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the saint's birth, Scott No. 1818, Y&T No. 2198, plus an image of an oil painting entitled Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy (1642), by Spanish artist José de Ribera (1591-1652).

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Elisabeth (also spelled Elizabeth) of Hungary, T.O.S.F., (1207-1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary and a Landgravine of Thuringia, Germany, who used her own funds to build a hospital where she herself served the sick. She became a symbol of Christian charity after her premature death at the age of 24, and was quickly canonized. Saint Elisabeth is honored in the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Lutheran Church. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Elisabeth ministering to children, designed after an oil on canvas painting (1882) by Hungarian artist Sándor Liezen-Mayer (1839-1898), printed by photogravure, and issued by Hungary on April 21, 1932 as one of a set of four stamps commemorating the 700th anniversary of the saint's death, Scott No. 460, plus an image of Liezen-Mayer's painting.

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Hi nethryk,

Fantastic collection on display and your short narration about the saint on each stamp is an icing on the cake.

I have also been following your posts on the other threads, e.g. Engraved Stamp Beauties, Bridges of the world on Postage Stamps, Opera on Stamps, Art on Stamps, Beards on Stamps, etc., and truly marvel at your collection and the knowledge that you have about each stamp in itself.

Keep up the good work.... :)

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rolcora - Thanks! I'm glad that you have enjoyed reading some of my posts in this forum. I have found that researching the stamps in my collection is a fun (and educational) way to pursue our great hobby.

Here is an image of another stamp honoring Saint Benedict of Nursia, designed and engraved by Italian artist Valerio Puliti, and issued by Italy on March 12, 1980 to commemorate the 1,500th anniversary of the saint's birth, Scott No. 1393.

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Bishop Henry (?-c. 1156) was an English clergyman who was sent to organize the Catholic Church in Finland. According to legend, Henry was murdered by a Finnish peasant named Lalli, thus becoming a Christian martyr and a saint honored by both Roman Catholicism and the Anglican Communion. Here are images of the two stamps in a set depicting Saint Henry, designed by Finnish artist Olavi Vepsäläinen, and issued by Finland on May 19, 1955 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Christianity in Finland, Scott Nos. 327 & 328, Facit Nos. 443 & 444.

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Medieval statue (in Isokyrö church) of Bishop Henry stepping on Lalli, his murderer, engraved by Birger Ekholm.
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Bishop Henry's arrival in Finland, engraved by Reijo Achrén.
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According to legend, Sunniva was the Christian heir to a tenth century Irish kingdom, but had to flee when a heathen king, who wanted to marry her, invaded. She and her followers took refuge in a cave on Selje, a Norwegian island. When threatened by the local lord, Sunniva and her followers prayed to God that they should not fall into the hands of the heathens, upon which rocks fell down blocking the entrance to the cave. Sunniva and the others died in the cave, but in the years to come miracles were reported on the island. When the Christian Norwegian king Olaf Tryggvason excavated the cave in 996, the body of Sunniva was found intact. Saint Sunniva's remains were moved to Bergen in 1170, and she is the patron saint of Western Norway. Here are images of the two stamps in a set depicting Saint Sunniva holding a lyre, and views of Bergen, designed by Norwegian illustrator R. J. Berle, printed by photogravure, and issued by Norway on October 25, 1965 to commemorate the bicentenary of Musikselskabet "Harmonien" (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra), Scott Nos. 477 & 478, Facit Nos. 566 & 567, plus an image of a statue of Saint Sunniva on display in Bergen's Museum of Cultural History.

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Saint Isidore (c. 1070-1130) was a Spanish farm worker known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the Roman Catholic patron saint of farmers. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Isidore the Farm Laborer, designed by Hungarian artist Imre von Mosdóssy (1904-1995), printed by photogravure (Austrian State Printing Works, Vienna), and issued by Colombia on September 26, 1960, Scott No. 722, plus an image of an 18th century painting of Saint Isidore by an anonymous artist.

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Here is an image of a stamp commemorating the 800th anniversary of the birth of Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert, engraved by Czesław Słania, and issued by Monaco on May 3, 1982, Scott No. 1339.

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Elizabeth (Isabel) of Portugal, T.O.S.F. (1271-1336) was queen consort of Portugal and a tertiary of the Franciscan Order who is venerated as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Elizabeth donated food to the starving, distributed gifts to the needy, paid the dowries of poor girls, educated the children of poor nobles, and was a benefactor of various hospitals and of religious projects. She is the patron saint of charitable societies, and also of Boa Vista island, Cape Verde. Here is an image of a postal tax stamp depicting Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, designed by Alberto Sousa, printed by lithography, and issued for use in Cape Verde in 1967, Scott No. RA9, plus an image of a painting (c. 1635) entitled Santa Isabel de Portugal, by Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664).

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Here is an image of an engraved stamp featuring a profile portrait of Saint Stephen I (c. 967-1038), Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997–1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000–1038), issued by Hungary on August 1, 1928 as one of a set of three similar stamps commemorating the 890th anniversary of Saint Stephen's death, Scott No. 424, plus an image of a bronze bust of Saint Stephen.

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Saint Arunagirinathar was a 15th century Tamil poet who lived in Tamil Nadu, India, and was the creator of Tiruppugazh, a book of poems in Tamil in praise of the Hindu god Murugan, who had transformed him into a saint. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Arunagirinathar, printed by photogravure, and issued by India on August 14, 1975 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the saint's birth in 1375, Scott No. 688, plus an image of a painting of Saint Arunagirinathar which was probably the model for this stamp's design.

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Saint Dymphna (Gaelic: "Fawn") was the daughter of a 7th century pagan Irish king named Damon, and Odilla, his beautiful Christian wife. After her mother's death, Dymphna fled from her father, who had incestuous intentions toward her, and settled in Gheel, Belgium, where she built a hospice for the poor and sick of the region. Damon eventually found Dymphna, but when she refused to return to Ireland and marry him, the king became so furious that he drew his sword and beheaded his teenage daughter. Saint Dymphna is honored in both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Here is an image of a semi-postal (charity) stamp depicting Damon slaying Dymphna, printed by photogravure, and issued by Belgium on November 22, 1975, Scott No. B930, plus an image of a sculpture also depicting Saint Dymphna's murder.

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Saint Zeno the Letter Carrier (Greek: Ζήνων ο Ταχυδρόμος, ?-417) came from wealthy and aristocratic family in ​​Cappadocia. He served in the military and as a postal administrator for Flavius Valens, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire. When the emperor died in 378, Zeno resigned his post, gave up his wealth to charity, and lived out the remainder of his life as a hermit near Antioch. Saint Zeno is the patron saint of Greek postal workers. Here is an image of a stamp depicting Saint Zeno, printed by lithography, and issued by Greece on February 10, 1969, Scott No. 939, plus an image of a portrait of Saint Zeno.

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Saint Ladislas, aka Ladislas I, (c. 1040-1095) was King of Hungary from 1077 and King of Croatia from 1091. Ladislas consolidated the Christian monarchy in Hungary, and legends depict him as a pious knight-king, "the incarnation of the late-medieval Hungarian ideal of chivalry." Here is an image of a stamp depicting a medieval reliquary of Saint Ladislas in the cathedral of Győr, designed by Adam Cziglenyi, printed by lithography, and issued by Hungary on November 15, 1978 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Saint Ladislas's accession to the throne of Hungary, Scott No. 2550, plus a photo of the reliquary.

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