Tiny Saints - St. Irenaeus - Patron of Jewelers, Catechists, Religion Teachers

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This cute charm comes from the Tiny Saints Collection. Kids and adults love them! Hang them from your key chain or backpack.

Perfect stocking stuffer, Easter Basket addition, or for a Confirmation Candidate who has taken the name of this saint as their Confirmation name. Also makes a great gift for anyone named after this saint!

St. Irenaeus was born around the year 125 A.D. His passion for spreading the true Christian message - grounded in Scripture and passed down through the Apostles - made him a hero in the fight against false teachings. These teachings, called Gnosticism, were rampant in the early centuries. Irenaeus used the metaphor that an imitation jewel should be exposed when closer examination can prove that it is not authentic! For that reason, Irenaeus is often shown holding Scripture with a true jewel depicted on the cover.
Patron saint of:
  • apologists
  • catechists
  • Religion Teachers
  • jewelers