there are a lot of them, and this post is attempting to catalogue all the places and things named after saints (i may have missed some, if so please let me know)
the church named after saint dunstan, in fallen london, is the place where the spirifers are running an illegal ring. it is described as
"But there are strange stories told about St Dunstan’s. Visitors with hooded lanterns. Coaches drawn by horses with muffled hooves. And the brasswork in the church is of exceptional quality: it shines as bright as the day it was made…"
saint dunstan is actually the patron of goldsmiths and silversmiths, who was also described as “pulling the devil by the nose with red-hot iron tongs”
the church named after saint fiacre is where the bishop, who is a player of heart’s desire and also one of the possible sponsors of you in the dilmun club.
it’s mentioned in game as the place where
“The last of Feducci’s fighting-rings is just a red circle daubed around the dome of St. Fiacre’s Cathedral, high above the city.”
saint fiacre was the patron saint of venereal disease sufferers and known for healing hemorrhoids
saint meliflua is described in-text as
“Saint Meliflua is patron saint of anarchists and devils, and both Church and Hell lay claim to her relics.”
she is not an actual saint, but her name means sickly-sweet in spanish. someone also pointed out that the latin roots are “honey” and “flowing” so…
saint joshua is the person the shrine in the great game is named after
“It’s the only true sanctuary in the Great Game. There, scores are forgotten and secrets set aside - for the length of a prayer, at least.”
saint joshua is described as the patron saint of professionalism, intelligence, and spies
saint cyriac is the person the illuminated college is named after- the college itself is where god’s editors work
saint cyriac- well, there are twenty-seven people with this name. but, he is the patron saint of of viticulture, temptation on the deathbed, and eye disase. the name cyriac just means patron.
saint nathanael is the saint that the hospital with a spirifer problem is named after
saint nathanael is usually thought of as being the same person as saint bartholomew, who is the patron saint of tanners and the weight of objects
"The account of Bartholomew being skinned alive is the most represented in works of art, and consequently Bartholomew is often shown with a large knife, holding his own skin (as in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment), or both."
saint aegidius’s spire is found when you first enter the neath
“The dirigible spirals slowly down over the smouldering lights of Fallen London. The cavern breezes of the Neath pluck at your clothing. You’re over Veilgarden: laughter and drunken song drift up through the chill cavern air. As the dirigible passes the spire of St Aegidius, you leap to safety. You clamber down into Veilgarden, avoiding the nests of bats and ravens as you go.”
saint aegidius is the patron saint of crippled people, and is also known as saint giles, who is mentioned on the option on the church card to
"Take lessons at the Curates’ College
The seminary is more properly called St. Giles’ Bible College. The courses on rhetoric and evangelical technique occasionally attract a more secular sort.”
saint vincent of saragossa appears in bag a legend
“Perhaps the tiny, underground Church of St Vincent of Saragossa holds a clue to the answers you seek.”
according to legend, saint vincent had his body guarded by ravens. he is the patron saint of vintners
saint matthew is mentioned in a day with god’s editors, where you ask about it being removed and its revisions
saint matthew is the patron saint of tax collectors, bankers, and bookkeepers.
and now the false-saints
saint arthur-he was an actual saint, but not the patron of anything. there’s not much info on him
saint beau- not an actual saint and does not exist
saint cerise- not an actual saint, does not exist
saint destin- also not a saint, also not even a person
saint erzulie- she is not a saint. however, she does exist. she’s a goddess of love, and her colors are red, gold, and navy blue. her symbols are a pierced heart and knives/swords.
saint forthigan- not a person, does not exist, the name might be a pun on “back and forth-again”
saint gawain- not a saint, but a character in arthurian legend. his story is that he
"Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, accepts a challenge from a mysterious "Green Knight" who challenges any knight to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day. Gawain accepts and beheads him with his blow, at which the Green Knight stands up, picks up his head and reminds Gawain of the appointed time."
this might be why the text says ”You will never achieve this candle, and even were you to do so, you would lose the very head from your shoulders.”