Saints related to Patron-of-converts

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  • St. Edwin
    St. Edwin was the son of King Ella of Northumbria. A pagan by birth, he converted to Christianity as an adult and was zealous for the conversion of his subjects. He died in battle in 633, defending his country against the pagan King of Mercia and thus regarded as a martyr.
  • St. Genesius
    St. Genesius was an actor in the third century in Rome. As he was performing a play that made fun of Christians for the Emperor Diocletian, St. Genesius was given the grace of conversion and instantly declared himself a Christian. The emperor became enraged and handed him over to be tortured and martyred.
  • St. Helen
    Saint Helen, often referred to as Saint Helena, was the mother of the great emperor Constantine. Known for her liberality, she built many churches and generously helped the poor. Because of her piety, she exerted a great influence over Constantine and he held her in high esteem.
  • St. John the Baptist
    Saint John the Baptist was the great prophet long waited for in the Old Testament; he came preaching a baptism of repentance in preparation for the Messiah. St. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan, following which a dove descended on Christ and a voice was heard from the heavens, proclaiming "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."
  • St. Mary Magdalene
    Christ cleansed St. Mary Magdalene of seven evil demons, which began her repentance and love for Christ. She is the woman who washed Jesus's feet with her tears and anointed them with expensive perfume. She is also the woman who went to the tomb and saw Jesus.