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  St. George - England's Patron Saint
George was adopted as the patron saint of soldiers after he was said to have appeared to the Crusader army at the Battle of Antioch in 1098.
Saint George is a leading character in one of the greatest poems in the English language, Spencer's Faerie Queene (1590 and 1596).
He is patron of soldiers, cavalry and chivalry; of farmers and field workers, Boy Scouts and butchers; of horses, riders and saddlers; and of sufferers from leprosy, plague and syphilis.
www.britannia.com /history/stgeorge.html   (2168 words)

  
  Patron Saint of EOD
Patron saints are selected as special protectors and guardians for certain important parts of life.
Patron saints are usually selected when an event in the saint’s life or a certain talent or interest of the saint correspond to the activity the protection is meant to cover.
Saint Barbara was a virgin and a martyr.
www.bragg.army.mil /eod/patron_saint.htm   (1340 words)

  
  Patron Saints Quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Casimir is the Patron Saint of Poland and Lithuania.
Bede the Venerable is the Patron Saint for lectors.
Maria Goretti isn't the Patron Saint of pro-lifers.
www.monksofadoration.org /patrons.html   (7827 words)

  
 Patron saint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, and St.
Patrick is patron saint of Ireland, and Saint Anthony is the patron saint of Lisbon.
Oftentimes, certain patron saints may have only a nominal relationship with the trade or group that they represent, as is the case with St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Patron_saint   (1702 words)

  
 Patron Saints of Beer.
Among the patron saints of brewers, four are extremely well known: Augustine of Hippo, Luke the Apostle, Nicholas of Myra (also known as Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus) and the Good King Wenceslas, the latter two also providing a linkage to the winter season of merriment.
Saint Luke (first century) is widely regarded as a patron saint of brewers although there is no obvious reason.
Veronus reported to be a patron saint of Belgian brewers, does not appear in the church liturgy.
www.beerhistory.com /library/holdings/patron_saints.shtml   (2269 words)

  
 St. George, Patron Saint of Scouting
Saint George was the Patron Saint of England, and of the Knights of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in Europe.
Saint George, a mythical saint from Cappadokia (in modern-day central Turkey), usually portrayed on a horse with his spear piercing a dragon, has been revered in Ukraine since the great prince of Kyiv, Volodymyr the Great, established Christianity as the official state religion of the Kyivan Empire in 988 AD.
Saint George is the Patron Saint of Scouting.
www.pinetreeweb.com /stgeorge.htm   (1312 words)

  
 St. Nicholas, is the patron saint of Greece » Netscape.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nicholas, is the patron saint of Greece » Netscape.com
Religion – St. Nicholas, Nikolaos, is the patron saint of Greece, where his primary role is as the protector of sailors and seamen.
St. Nicholas, patron saint of sailors, is also part of Epiphany celebrations held by the sea.
religion.netscape.com /story/2006/12/23/st-nicholas-is-the-patron-saint-of-greece   (182 words)

  
 Saint Arnold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saint Arnold was born to a prominent Austrian family in the year 580.
In 641, the citizens of Metz requested that Saint Arnold's body be exhumed and carried from the monastery to the town of Metz for reburial in their local church - The church where Arnold had so frequently preached the virtues of beer.
Saint Arnold is recognized by the Catholic Church as the Patron Saint of Brewers.
www.beerchurch.com /saint_arnold.htm   (385 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Patron Saints
patrons is that of the communion of saints, or the bond of spiritual union existing between God's servants on earth, in heaven, or in purgatory.
The saints are thereby regarded as the advocates and intercessors of those who are making their earthly pilgrimage.
patron saints of countries of the world has yet to be made.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11562a.htm   (4613 words)

  
 Our Patron Saint
Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life.
Patron saints are often chosen today because an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the special area.
Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass--even though it was taking place miles away.
www.stelizabethsalina.com /OurPatronSaint.htm   (936 words)

  
 TRADITIONS : St Andrew's Day (November 30th) Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland and his feast day is on November 30th, giving Scotsmen (and women) the world over another excuse to celebrate.
Saint Andrew was one of Jesus's original disciples, the brother of Simon Peter and a fisherman by trade, who lived in Bethsaida in Galilee (in present-day Israel.) He was originally a follower of St.John the Baptist until he was called to follow Jesus.
The Saint's Day is usually a celebration of general Scottishness with traditional food, music (especially bagpipes) and dancing, and of course good Scotch.
www.geocities.com /traditions_uk/andrew.html   (633 words)

  
 Joseph, Our Patron Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Because Saint Joseph's Feast falls during the Lenten season, in pre-Vatican II times the foods at the celebration consisted of traditional meatless dishes such as fruit and vegetables, pasta, fish and varieties for bread and pastries (all dishes are welcome at our feast).
The tradition has been traced to Saint Teresa of Avila who prayed that Saint Joseph would intercede to obtain land for Christian converts, and encouraged her Discalced Carmelite nuns to bury Saint Joseph medals as a symbol of devotion, consecrating the ground in Joseph's name.
Saint Joseph, also referred to as Joseph the Betrothed and as Joseph of Nazareth, was the foster-father of Jesus, according to the New Testament (Matthew 1:16; Luke 3:23).
www.stjosephmantua.com /Joseph.htm   (2756 words)

  
 CNN.com - Bishops seek saint for Internet - Feb. 1, 2003
Saint Isadore of Seville, left, Saint Clare of Assisi and Archangel Gabriel are in the running to be the patron saint of the Internet.
The center's interactive saint exhibit, which lists more than 1,500 names and biographies, is one of the top tourist draws, Fletcher said.
So it doesn't surprise her people are in search of a patron saint for the Net.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/internet/01/31/internet.saint/index.html   (724 words)

  
 Patron saint
St Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, and Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travellers, for example.
Eastern Orthodoxy generally doesn't associate saints with occupations and activities, or does so to a much lesser degree.
Patron saints can also be associated with geographical areas: Joseph the Betrothed is the patron saint of Belgium, and Saint Patrick is patron saint of Ireland, for example.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Patron_saint.html   (870 words)

  
 Scotland: St. Andrew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is celebrated by Scots around the world on the 30th November.
The flag of Scotland is the Cross of St. Andrew, and this is widely displayed as a symbol of national identity.
The Protestant cause, propounded by Knox, Wishart and others, won out over Roman Catholism during the Reformation and the "idolatry of catholism", that is the Saints, relics, decoration of churches, were expunged during the process of converting the Roman Catholic churches of Scotland to the harsh simplicity of Knox's brand of Calvanism.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/standrew.html   (696 words)

  
 The AROY Website: Reference - Patron Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The true greatness of this beloved saint is hidden in the shadows of legend, obscuring the identity of one of the most enduring of our saints.
So great was Saint Nicholas' popularity that he became the symbol of protection of children, merchants, sailors, and scholars, and was a protective symbol for travelers against highwaymen.
The most widely accepted story of how Saint Nicholas came to be associated with the gift-giving Saint Nick is that which tells of how he secretly gave dowries to the three daughters of an impoverished parishioner, thus saving them from the disgrace that was the lot of the spinster of those days.
www.aroy.org /patronsaint.htm   (514 words)

  
 History of St Nicholas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saint Nicholas was born in 260AD in Patara, a coastal town in what is now Turkey.
Saint Nicholas is a patron of many places and people.
However, in 1087, Italian sailors who were fearful that the bones would be desecrated or forgotten by the armies invading the country at that time removed the remains of his bones, called relics.
www.stnicholassociety.com /Pages/history.html   (542 words)

  
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Patron Saint Productions was founded on All Saints Day, November 1, 2001, and takes its Mission Statement from a description of The Feast of All Saints: to commemorate the heroes who have gone before, and to train and prepare the heroes yet to come.
Patron Saint Productions seeks to honor those who have made lasting contributions to the book publishing profession, and to teach and learn from those who have taken up the vocation.
Patron Saint Productions, Inc., was founded by Steve O'Keefe, a 25-year book publishing veteran.
www.patronsaintpr.com   (519 words)

  
 Catholic patron saint - Catholic Charities - St. Elizabeth
St Andrew is the patron saint of Greece, Russia and Scotland.
Because of the way she was brutally beaten with all of her teeth being knocked out, Apollonia is known as the patron saint of dentists.
Saint Chad is the patron saint of elections-Fiction!
xn--7mz497e.com /erep/catholic-patron-saint.html   (529 words)

  
 Patron Saint Items
Two Sizes are also Available for most Patron Saints.
Each story tells about a saint and encourages readers to consider how they might apply what they learn from the story to their everyday lives.
An authority on saint history, this condensed version extracts from the full 4 volume set, one saint for each day of the year.
www.catholicsupply.com /christmas/patronsaints.html   (752 words)

  
 Patron Saint Statues
St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of Italy and animals.
St Gerard is the patron saint of mothers and is often prayed to for intercession for a safe delivery.
St Jude, the " helper of the hopeless," is the patron saint of desperate causes.
www.maryqueenoftheuniverse.org /page14.html   (579 words)

  
 St. George, Patron Saint of Scouting
Saint George was the Patron Saint of England, and of the Knights of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in Europe.
Saint George, a mythical saint from Cappadokia (in modern-day central Turkey), usually portrayed on a horse with his spear piercing a dragon, has been revered in Ukraine since the great prince of Kyiv, Volodymyr the Great, established Christianity as the official state religion of the Kyivan Empire in 988 AD.
Saint George is the Patron Saint of Scouting.
pinetreeweb.com /stgeorge.htm   (1312 words)

  
 St. Botolph, Boston's patron Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Boston's Patron Saint Few people are aware perhaps that the city of Boston derives its name from that of an Orthodox saint.
Botolph, an early saint from Orthodoxy's Western heritage, preached the gospel in England in the seventh century.
Appropriately, an icon of the Saint was painted for the Holy Epiphany parish in Roslindale, a suburb of Boston, and was blessed on its patronal feast this year, when the parish also celebrated its fortieth anniversary.
www.roca.org /OA/115-116/115aa.htm   (282 words)

  
 Isidore Internet Patron Saint?
Saint George was 'the dragon slayer' who became the patron saint of soldiers...
...Saint Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron saint of ecologists.
Established in the Middle Ages, patron saints were those spiritual aides who helped bend the ear of the Almighty — who might have otherwise been engaged with war, disease and pestilence.
www.newyorkcarver.com /isidore.htm   (292 words)

  
 Celtic Culture > Religion > St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Saint Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints.
He is best known as the patron saint of Ireland, but also as the patron of Nigeria, engineers and excluded people.
According to legend, Saint Patrick traditionally used the three leaves of the shamrock to teach the Irish about the concept of the Holy Trinity and to explain the Christian dogma of "unity in diversity".
www.celtia.info /culture/religion/patrick.html   (1570 words)

  
 Patron Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are honored to have her as our parish patron and we rejoice in celebrating her feast in a special way today.
Maria Theresa Goretti was born on October 16, 1890 in the Italian countryside near the mountain village of Corinaldo.
People not only in the local area of Italy where she lived but throughout the world have become aware that she is a saint for our time and that her life and martyrdom say something very important for the twentieth century world to hear.
www.stmariagoretti.org /parish/patron_saint.htm   (1362 words)

  
 Saint Malachy Parish - Our Patron Saint
Saint Charles Borromeo praised him for attending to the needy, bringing the holy sacraments to all alike, and renewing the fervor of the people in receiving them.
Saint Bernard says of that experience: "His obedience as a disciple, his love of silence, his fervor in mortification and prayer, were the means and marks of his spiritual progress."
While in Rome in 1139, Saint Malachy is said to have gone into a trance and received a strange vision in which he foresaw all the popes from the death of Innocent II until the end of time.
www.saint-malachy.org /patron.html   (2177 words)

  
 Who's the Patron Saint of Pancakes? | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This actually is a very nice resource for the history of the Saints, their (known or presumed) backgrounds, and when and why they were beatified.
From this I learned that King Olav II, the patron saint of Norway, is one of twenty-five patron saints of difficult marriages.
Therese of Lisieux is also a patron saint of television; same story as St. Claire except it was a trick with a window.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/25858   (541 words)

  
 There's a Patron Saint for Just About Everything - Associated Content
A Patron Saint is a saint who has special affinity for a particular group.
Saint Barbara is also the patron saint of those who use artillery and bomb technicians.
Chris Berry: And then there's Saint Ferzgorp the patron saint of aliens from space, and Saint Hmmmherach Ack Ack the patron saint of hairballs, and don't forget.......
www.associatedcontent.com /article/73788/theres_a_patron_saint_for_just_about.html   (559 words)

  
 Bliss Patron Saint Medals - G
She received the stigmata, the marks of the wounds of Christ during his crucifixion, and was often tempted by the Devil, once being possessed.
When the woman cleared him of the charges, he was made the patron of all things in association with pregnancy.
Saint Germaine was ignored and mistreated by her father and foster family, often fed leftovers, beaten, and accused of stealing.
www.catholicshopper.com /products/bliss_patron_saint_medals_g.html   (505 words)

  
 Saint Barbara
Saint Barbara lived and died about the year 300 A.D. She was venerated as early as the seventh century.
The legend of the lightning bolt which struck down her persecutor caused her to be regarded as the patron saint in time of danger from thunderstorms, fires and sudden death.
Saint Barbara is usually represented standing by a tower with three windows, carrying the palm of a martyr in her hand.
sill-www.army.mil /pao/pabarbar.htm   (548 words)

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