This laminated holy card features a beautiful Catholic image on the front with a distinctive gold foil stamping design around the edge. It includes a prayer on the back and crystal-clear laminating for durability.
Item No.: AM-800-5370
- Patron Saint of England, Soldiers, Archers, Cavalry and Chivalry, Farmers and Field Workers, Riders and Saddlers, and He helps those suffering from leprosy, plague, and syphilis,
- Back of Card: Saint George Prayer.
- Features the image of Saint George.
- Prayer Card
- Laminated Cardstock: 4.375" W x 2.625" L
- 25 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism: Saint George, also George of Lydda, was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origins, a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith.
George was known in England by at least the 8th century. Returning Crusaders likely popularized his cult (he was said to have been seen helping the Franks at the Battle of Antioch in 1098), but he was probably not recognized as England’s patron saint until after King Edward III (reigned 1327–77) made him the patron of the newly founded Most Noble Order of the Garter. He was also adopted as a protector of several other medieval powers, including Portugal, Genoa, and Venice. With the passing of the chivalric age and finally the Protestant Reformation, the cult of St. George dwindled. His feast is given a lesser status in the calendar of the Church of England; a holy day of obligation for English Roman Catholics until the late 18th century, it is now an optional memorial for the local observance.