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St George, Patron Saint of England (April 23)

RTV's 'Catholic Saints and Holy Days' pays homage to the great Saint George For centuries this story was believed and handed down by the faithful. Countless paintings and statues memorialize it. The …More
RTV's 'Catholic Saints and Holy Days' pays homage to the great Saint George For centuries this story was believed and handed down by the faithful. Countless paintings and statues memorialize it. The country of Georgia and several other nations, states, cities, universities, professions and organizations all claim St. George as their patron. Only in modern times has the story of St. George and the Dragon come to be doubted, along with those of St. Christopher and St. Philomena. It is now considered by most people to be nothing more than a symbolic pious tale; there was no dragon. Pope Pius XII warned against this spirit, which begins by doubting that there was a serpent in the Garden of Eden, and ends by denying that Christ died on the Cross and arose from the dead. St. George, pray for us, pray for poor, Godless, Christophobic England.