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Old Nov 6, '06, 8:25 pm
writergirlmel writergirlmel is offline
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Default Patron Saint of Soldiers

Forgive me if this seems like a novice question, but...

I was looking up the patron Saint of soldiers, and I found several listed. Under "soldiers," I found George, Martin of Tours, Maurice, and Sebastian (in that order). Under "soldiers, American," I found Joan of Arc.

Which is correct? Or are they all correct? Would one of them be more accepted as the patron saint, persay?
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Old Nov 7, '06, 12:42 am
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Default Re: Patron Saint of Soldiers

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pst00667.htm

Looks like all are right, however I would go with Michael the Archangel

I do not know about Joan of Arc being the patron saint of American soldiers though. That I cannot help you with.

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Old Nov 7, '06, 12:45 am
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Forgive me if this seems like a novice question, but...

I was looking up the patron Saint of soldiers, and I found several listed. Under "soldiers," I found George, Martin of Tours, Maurice, and Sebastian (in that order). Under "soldiers, American," I found Joan of Arc.

Which is correct? Or are they all correct? Would one of them be more accepted as the patron saint, persay?
I believe the Centurion Longinus whom speared Christ on the cross is also a patron saint for soldiers.
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Old Nov 7, '06, 12:48 am
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Default Re: Patron Saint of Soldiers

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pst00667.htm

check that out that has a good list of patron saints for soldiers
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Default Re: Patron Saint of Soldiers

Joan of Arc is for sure a patron of soldiers - she almost single-handedly saved France from being completely overrun by the English. Not sure about the American soldier bit though.

I wouldn't say there's one who's 'more of a patron' than any of the others - just read up about them and choose whichever one or ones appeal most to you.
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