patron saint

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a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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Whilst other countries make the most of their nationhood, commemorating their patron saints, a Welsh Plaid-run council seems to have forgotten our patron saint.
THE suggestion by Jeremy Corbyn to introduce four new UK wide bank holidays to celebrate the four nations patron saints, is a relic of the imperial past.
She is the Patron Saint of Peru and for all of South America
Obviously this council is very selective about what constitutes 'culture' in this city and England's patron saint does not meet that criteria.
11, is venerated as the patron saint of childless couples and good weather.
Jen Miller, 63, Longhoughton: "He's the patron saint of England and he makes me very very proud.
A survey, organised to coincide with yesterday's celebrations for the patron saint, has shown the West Midlands is the most patriotic region in England.
In 1222 the Synod of Oxford declared a holiday in his honour on April 23 and thus he became our patron saint.
The producers of this graphic novel have tried to delve into the history, myth and legend surrounding a Levantine soldier and how he came to be adopted as patron saint of England.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 13 people were killed and 154 others injured when a truck containing fireworks exploded in a freak accident in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, casting a pall over a Catholic procession in honor of a local patron saint.
The Union Flag consists of three heraldic crosses ie the cross of St George, patron saint of England, the cross of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland and the cross of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.
This date was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment.
Summary: Lebanon is a meeting place for different sects and religions, said Maronite Archbishop of Beirut Boulos Matar on Sunday at the Sagesse School in Jdeideh, during a mass celebrating the anniversary of its patron saint Saint Maroun.
Aa Although George is England's patron saint he never set foot here, and there is much argument about who this warrior-saint was and where he came from.