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Saints related to Patron-of-soldiers

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  • St. Adrian of Nicomedia
    St. Adrian was a pagan and a Roman officer during the Diocletian persecution. Witnessing the heroic courage of the Christian martyrs, and moved by their confession, St. Adrian declared himself to be a Christian and suffered the same torments,
    St. Adrian is depicted as young man next to a sword. He also may be shown with next to other weapons or an anvil.
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
    Well-known as the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in Spain in 1491. Recovering from an injury from battle, Ignatius experienced a conversion and spent years in prayer and penance. He became a priest, founded the Society of Jesus and wrote his "Spiritual Excercises."
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  • St. James the Greater
    St. James the Greater was one of the original twelve apostles. The son of Zebedee, he is often referred to as “the Greater” as a way of distinguishing him from the apostle James, brother of Jude. St. James the Greater preached in Spain and was later martyred back in Jerusalem in the first official persecution of the Church.
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  • St. Joan of Arc
    When St. Joan of Arc was 16, heavenly voices revealed to her that God wanted her to save France. She courageously led French forces to a number of victories over the English in the Hundred Years War. Eventually, the English took her prisoner and tried her for heresy. She was convicted on false evidence and burned as a heretic. It wasn't until 500 years after her death that she was finally canonized.
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  • St. Louis
    Saint Louis was born in 1214 to King Louis VII and the saintly Queen Blanche. Greatly influenced by his mother, he was considered pious even from his youth. At age 22, he ascended to the throne and ruled France justly, helping the poor and promoting the Christian faith.
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  • St. Martin of Tours
    St. Martin of Tours was born a pagan in 316. During his time in the Roman army, he saw an old man shivering in the cold and gave the old man half his cloak. He converted to Christianity after seeing a vision of Christ that night, wearing the half of his cloak and telling his angels the story.
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  • St. Michael the Archangel
    St. Michael is one of the best loved of all saints in the Catholic tradition because of his strength and dedication to God. Many people make a daily practice of praying the “Saint Michael Prayer,” which asks St. Michael to be a defender and protector. St. Michael is the patron of numerous things, including police officers and those in the military.
    Winged angel typically in roman centurion garb, holding a sword. Often shown standing with his foot on the Devil's head
  • St. Sebastian
    St. Sebastian was a captain of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. He secretly brought supplies to persecuted Christians. Emperor Diocletian had Sebastian tied to a tree and shot with arrows. The arrows failed to kill him. He later died as a result of blunt trauma.
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