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patron
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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a patron saint
Definition
in some Christian denominations:  a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
  • And did you know there's a patron saint of heart patients?
  • The question is, why do you know there's a patron saint of heart patients?
  • And she is the patron saint of that very thing.
  • Dear St. John of God, patron saint of those who are ill, I ask for your intercession that the Lord will have mercy on this child and return him to health.
  • He's the patron saint who keeps moles away.
  • Dear St. Felicity, patron saint of those who've suffered the death of a child, I ask for your intercession that the Lord will help this woman find peace ...."

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  • Although her clientele was nondenominational, she'd garnered a word-of-mouth reputation among temple sisterhoods, and patrons came from as far away as New York and Connecticut and even Maryland to relax and rejuvenate.

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