patron saint


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patron saint

a saint regarded as the particular guardian of a country, church, trade, person, etc.
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Thou art very simple, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "God, look you, gave that great knight of the Red Cross to Spain as her patron saint and protector, especially in those hard struggles the Spaniards had with the Moors; and therefore they invoke and call upon him as their defender in all their battles; and in these he has been many a time seen beating down, trampling under foot, destroying and slaughtering the Hagarene squadrons in the sight of all; of which fact I could give thee many examples recorded in truthful Spanish histories.
I don't mean the most virtuous, or indeed the least virtuous, or the cleverest, or the stupidest, or the richest, or the best born, but "the best,"--in a word, people about whom there is no question--such as the great Lady Fitz-Willis, that Patron Saint of Almack's, the great Lady Slowbore, the great Lady Grizzel Macbeth (she was Lady G.
In one place the peasants presented him with bread and salt and an icon of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, asking permission, as a mark of their gratitude for the benefits he had conferred on them, to build a new chantry to the church at their own expense in honor of Peter and Paul, his patron saints.
On Saturday, the Festivity of Saint Blaise, the Dubrovnik's patron saint was celebrated by a Mass and a procession
A LOCAL authority has been accused of disrespecting Wales' patron saint by holding a vital meeting on St David's Day.
Nicholas of Bari, who would become the town's patron saint.
I find it an abhorrent insult, that the peoples of Wales would be expected to pay homage to the patron saint of a foreign aggressor, in the form of Saint George - infamous for his notoriety as a dragon slayer.
Readers have long been fascinated by stories of women apart from the world, from 19th-century tales of girls imprisoned in convents to more contemporary gems like Ann Patchett's The Patron Saint of Liars (1992).
Rose's Feast Day, here are eight things to know about the patron saint.
Once again the Labour run council have excelled themselves in snubbing our patron saint.
POLAND were looking for divine inspiration against Scotland last night - by praying to the patron saint of sport to deliver three points against Gordon Strachan's men.