patron and titular of church, place, etc.


The title of a church is the name it bears, that is of the Trinity, Saint Augustine, Saint Mary, etc. The patron saint is that saint under whose special protection the Church has been placed. Thus titular is a wider term, comprehending the persons of the Trinity, mysteries e.g. Corpus Christi, and saints. The patron of a church is generally a saint or an angel.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “patron and titular of church, place, etc.”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 2 March 2021. <>