About Us

Note: for the past few months we’ve been attempting to restore this site, which somehow got away from us.  Sorry for the inconvenience — for all of us — Hope you’ll return soon. (It is secure.)

Saints PreservedTMis an on-going series of work by artist Patricia Banker, begun in 1997. Focusing on often-obscure, very early, mostly medieval, Christian saints, the pieces require extensive research, much of which is shared with visitors to this site. Each piece has its own set of links which are pertinent to the saint depicted. This site is meant to be a gift...we don’t sell anything here, and we don’t accept advertising. So please have fun, look around, enjoy! Send us your ideas and comments!
(However, if you’re interested in purchasing our pieces, we include links to our online gallery,
PatriArts.com. You can also learn more about the Who, What, When, Where, etc. there)

Detroit Free PressThe clipping at right is from a lovely (except for that up-shot of my chin!) article published in the Detroit Free Press in 2003. (David Crumm has since moved on from the precarious realm of print media and publishes a wonderful online magazine: Read the Spirit .)

A good place to begin is the list of “our” saints, either by name or date (feast day).

Or just type in a name, feast day, or profession, hobby, or interest in our searcher.

We offer extensive information about saints-in-general, with two pages of links to very informative sites.

And apologies in advance: maintaining and upgrading this site could be a full-time job in itself, so there will be a few out-of-date pages and broken links. St. Expeditus willing, I’ll get to them soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Patricia Banker-pb

PS: Please respect our copyright. If you would like to use an image, contact us for permission. Thanks! (We also offer inexpensive downloads at PatriArts Gallery. — and each saint has a free, illuminated  “Connection Quotation” on their individual pages.)

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For more info about the artists and other folks who make it all come together, please see PatriArtsGallery.com.