23 April 2008


St George is, inter alia, the Patron Saint of:

Portugal, Georgia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Agricutural workers, Moscow, Catalonia, Aragon,Majorca, Palestinian christians, Beirut, Butchers, Freemasons, Armourers, Field workers, Horsemen, Knights, Sheperds, Saddlers, Sheep, Horses, Syphilitics, Herpes sufferers, Soldiers and Skin diseases

Oh and England too of course! If a patron saint deserves a day off it's him!

12 comments:

Nunyaa said...

Oh LOL I'm not sure if this is appropriate but I'm laughing at the patron saint of herpes sufferers.

Anonymous said...

He is also patron saint of sunglasses, sweet wrappers, street artists and chinese yo-yo champions!

Le Butterfly said...

Interesting.

thanks for stopping by.

Susan Demeter said...

I have a pendant of him slaying a dragon with I believe Romanian inscription. Busy guy indeed!

CherryPie said...

He does deserve a day off!

jmb said...

Looking after all that lot, especially sufferers of those nasty diseases make him a saint, if he wasn't already.

jams o donnell said...

Don't worry Nunyaa I had a lugh when I first found out too!

and of mediocre prestidigitatos too mutley!

Sue, Cheire, jmb. I agree. He is overworked and has too many unpleasant disseases too!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is very interesting

James Higham said...

Trust you, Jams, to bring in this angle. :)

jams o donnell said...

I couldn't resist pointing that out!

Sean Jeating said...

Wonder why he is not the patron saint of the working poor, yet. George seems to need quite a few jobs to make a living.

jams o donnell said...

Haha Sean. I fear that it would be the straw that breaks the camel's back though!