FAQ: What Is Saint Laura The Patron Saint Of?

What is St Laura known for?

Known as Mother Laura, the nun is to be canonised on Sunday by Pope Francis in Rome. She founded the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Sienna when she and four other young women moved to what was then dense jungle to “become an Indian with the Indians”, according to her Vatican biography.

When did St Laura become a saint?

Credentials: Canonized by Pope Francis in 2013.

Is Lauren a Catholic name?

The surname lauren comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

Where was Saint Laura born?

Jean de Brébeuf, (born March 25, 1593, Condé-sur-Vire, Normandy, France—died March 16, 1649, Saint-Ignace, Huronia, New France [Canada]; canonized 1930; feast day October 19), Jesuit missionary to New France who became the patron saint of Canada.

Is Lauren a saint name?

The surname Saint- lauren comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

What does the last name Laurens mean?

It has been interpreted to mean “wisdom” or “laurel plant.” The name is derived from the French name Laurence, which is thought to also have been derived from the Roman surname Laurentius. Origin: Lauren has been traced to Latin and French origins.