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    for those interested, heres a list of the patron saints of Military Units. I dont know how much units know about these, but it might stimulate some thoughts, debats and memories on the subject.

    St George the Dragon Slayer, Patron Saint of the Cavalry (now armor)-

    St Sebastian, Patron Saint of Soldiers and Archers

    St Michael, Patron Saint of Paratroopers and Commandos.

    St Theresa, Patron Saint of Aviators

    St Brendan, Patron Saint of Navigators and Sailors

    St Joan of Arc, Patron Saint of Servicewomen

    St Leonard, Patron Saint of Prisoners of War.

    St Barbara, Patron Saint of Artillery.

    St. Maurice, Patron Saint of Infantry

    anyone know the patron saint of combat medics?
    michael the archangel some say?(looking for verification!)
    Last edited by WilcoOut; 20 November 2008, 15:26.

  • #2
    Originally posted by WilcoOut View Post
    anyone know the patron saint of combat medics?
    Could be either St Bernard or St Martin.

    St Luke is Patron Saint of physicians.


    • #3
      Today is the feast day of St Barbara, the patron Saint of things not blowing up in your face.

      Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum


      • #4
        Thats interesting, I always thought it was St Stanwellbeck
        Never ever eat yellow snow


        • #5
          St George really gets around.

          He is patron saint of many things.

          Surprisingly of England considering he wasn't English and never went near England.

          Also there is Christopher. he has many patronages one of which being Drivers!!!


          • #6
            Why does St Christopher stand in the middle of a stream with the baby Jesus on his shoulders?


            • #7
              Originally posted by Lorenco View Post
              Why does St Christopher stand in the middle of a stream with the baby Jesus on his shoulders?
              Got this online.
              There are several legends about him including the one in which he was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried across. When Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. This was what made Christopher patron saint of travelers and is invoked against storms, plagues, etc..
              Saint Christopher is one of the most popular Catholic Christian heroes of the Faith. He is a saint, indeed listed as a martyr. He may have also been named Reprobus. He apparently died under the Roman Emperor Decius, in 251 AD. Most Catholics refer to him as Saint Christopher anyway, and his medals ...