St. GeorgeSt. George (d. 303 AD) was a soldier in the Roman army and one of the most venerated saints of antiquity. Many fantastical legends are ascribed to him, however, none are known to be true with any certainty. The strong historical cult surrounding him proves that he was a highly venerated saint, and many early churches were dedicated in his honor. The best known legend is St. George and the Dragon, where St. George, after making the sign of the cross, saved the king’s daughter from being killed by the town’s menacing dragon. Through his feat he converted many souls to God, by leading them to accept baptism, and by admonishing the king to support the cause of the Church. What is known with certainty is that St. George was martyred in Lydda in Palestine during the persecution of Diocletian. St. George is the patron of many causes and countries including soldiers, knights, chivalry, horsemen, farmers, Canada, England, and Germany, to name a few. His feast day is April 23.