Roman Catholics: A Who's Who of Saints

St. George, the patron saint of England, earned his place in medieval Christian legend by spearing a dragon that was just about to gobble up a Libyan maiden. St. Christopher was a sort of Jolly Green Giant of the early church who ferried wayfarers across a river on his back; one of his passengers turned out to be the child Jesus, and Christopher naturally became the patron saint of travelers. St.

Cecilia, a Roman beauty who was whacked to death with a sword after her pagan captors failed to suffocate her in an overheated bathroom,...

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