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

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A LOCAL authority has been accused of disrespecting Wales' patron saint by holding a vital meeting on St David's Day.
Whilst I would welcome the news of an additional bank holiday in Wales on Saint David's Day, I have no inclination to celebrate the patron saints of foreign nations, and wholeheartedly reject these suggestions, as an attempt at homogenising our individual national identities.
It is not surprising, then, that there are at least three patron saints to which miners may call out--St.
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.
SLAYING, story telling and even a musical dedicated to the patron saint of England will be held in Coventry and Warwickshire today to celebrate St George's Day.
I LEARNT about a new patron saint this week - St Piran, revered by the noble Celtic people of Cornwall.
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.
IF you've ever wondered how and why your church came to have its patron saint, a new study by an Oxford University specialist offers some answers.
I don't believe we can all take a day off for everyone's special day, but a late licence should be granted to all patron saints and religious festivals, or none.
The Pope recently made her one of three woman patron saints of Europe.
The Swansea-born journalist travelled to the tiny city of St David's in Pembrokeshire in a bid to find out exactly who David was and how he came to be our patron saint as part of an investigation for a Radio Four series The Real Patron Saints.
There they preached during the day and supported themselves by making shoes at night, hence their role as patron saints of shoemakers.
As a result Felix and Regula, Zurich's patron saints, are shown with their heads in their hands.
Therefore black sodalities were naturally badly off and did not own their independent churches or even chapels; white sodalities with their own chapels sometimes allowed black sodalities to build altars for their patron saints and hold ceremonies in honor of their saints.
Authentic traditional southwestern patron saints and angels painted on wood which are steeped in native southwestern flavor.