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Happy Feast Day Saint George Died: 303 Feast Day: April 23 Patronage: England, crusaders, soldiers Saint George was a Roman soldier of Greek Christian origin. He was a Praetorian guard for Diocletian who valued his service. When the Emperor ordered the soldiers to sacrifice to the gods, St. George refused, even after Diocletian offered him

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Happy Feast Day Saint Alexander of Jerusalem Died: 251 Feast Day: March 18 Saint Alexander of Jerusalem was a Bishop and martyr. He was a student of Origen in Alexandria and as Bishop at Jerusalem had an extensive theological library. For steadfastly proclaiming the faith, he was imprisoned two times and when the wild beasts

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Happy Feast Day Saints Perpetua and Felicity Died: 203 Feast Day: March 7 (New), March 6 (Trad) Patronage: Mothers, Expectant Mothers, rangers, butchers, Carthage Saints Perpetua and Felicity are Christian martyrs of the 3rd century. Perpetua (born around 181) was a 22-year old married noblewoman and a nursing mother. Her co-martyr Felicity, an expectant mother,

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 Saint Valentine
 Died: 269
 Feast day: February 14
 Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Valentine Died: 269 Feast day: February 14 Patronage: love, youth, happy marriages Saint Valentine of Rome was a bishop and martyr of the early church. Not much is known about him, except that his relics were found in the catacombs and an ancient church was dedicated to him. Tradition has it

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 Saint Apollonia
 Died: 249
 Feast Day: February 9
 Patronage: d...

Happy Feast Day Saint Apollonia Died: 249 Feast Day: February 9 Patronage: dentists, tooth problems St. Apollonia, an early Church martyr, is the patron of dentists and toothaches. A Christian persecution in 249, led many to their death. St. Apollonia would not renounce her faith and was beaten, having all her teeth knocked out. Her

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Happy Feast Day Saint Dorothy Died 311 Feast Day: February 6 Patronage: horticulture; brewers; brides; florists; gardeners; midwives; newlyweds; love Saint Dorothy lived in Caesarea (Turkey) during the Diocletian persecution of Christians. Legend has it, that she was ordered to sacrifice to the pagan gods and refused. On the way to her execution, a young

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 St. Blaise (Blase)
 Died c.316
 Feast day: February 3
 Patronag...

Happy Feast Day St. Blaise (Blase) Died c.316 Feast day: February 3 Patronage: throats, choking, wild animals, builders, veterinarians, infants Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop. During the persecution of Christians, he hide in the hills and cured wild animals of their illnesses. He was eventually martyred. The blessing of throats takes place on

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Happy Feast Day Saint Martina of Rome Died 228 Feast Day: January 30 Patronage: Rome, nursing mothers Saint Martina was a Roman virgin martyr. She came from a prosperous family yet gave her wealth away to the poor and devoted her life to prayer. After refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was tortured and beheaded.

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Happy Feast Day Saint Dwynwen Died c.460 Feast Day: January 25 Patronage: lovers, sick animals, Welsh St.Valentine Daughter of Welsh king Brychan Brycheiniog, Saint Dwynwen fell in reciprocal love with a young man named Maelon, ultimately rejecting him for her deep desire to join the religious life. In a dream, she was given a drink

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