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THE PATRON SAINTS OF THE TEUTONIC ORDER

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THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Christ, The Feast day of 8th
of September originated in Jerusalem, and In the 7th century,
in the Byzantine Rite and at Rome, the Birth of the Blessed
Virgin was celebrated this day. The feast is also celebrated
on September 8th in the Syriac Rite and on September 7th in
the Coptic Rite.

The Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows was originally granted to
the Order of the Servants of Mary in 1667; it was introduced
the Roman Calendar in 1814 and assigned to the third Sunday
into in September. In 1913 the date of the feast was assigned to
September 15th.

Profile Mother of Jesus. Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Betrothed
of Saint Joseph , Born unknown, perhaps 20BC; celebrated on 8
September , Died unknown; assumed into heaven, date unknown
but celebrated on 15th August

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The Patronage of The Virgin Mary

diocese of Aachen, Germany; Aarle, Nederlands; Acadians; Africa (declared by Cardinal Lavigerie in 1876); against epidemics; against flooding; against lightning; against storms; archdiocese of Agra, India' air crews; aircraft pilots; Alabama; Alaska; Alava, Spain; Albania; diocese of Albany, New York; Alezio, Italy; Algeria; Allumiere, Italy; Almería, Spain; diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Americas; Andorra; Andorran security forces; Angola (21 Novemer 1984); Apostleship of the Sea; Arabia; Argentina; Argentinian Air Force; Argentinian Army; Argentinian military chaplains; Arizona; Arkansas; diocese of Armidale, Australia; armies of Jalisco; Army of the Andes; diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England; Asturias, Spain; archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Attard, Malta; diocese of Austin, Texas; Australia; Australian military chaplains; Austria; Avezzano, Italy; aviators Balzan, Malta; Banyalbufar, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; diocese of Balanga, Philippines; archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland; diocese of Banjul, Gambia; Barletta, Italy; diocese of Bathurst, Canada; Belgian air crews; Belgium; diocese of Belleville, Illinois; Bicol, Philippines; bicycle riders; bicyclists; bikers; Bilbao, Spain; Birkirkara, Malta; archdiocese of Birmingham, England; diocese of Bismark, North Dakota; blood donors; boatmen; bodily ills; Bolivia; Bolivian navy; Bolzano, Italy; Brazil; diocese of Brooklyn, New York; builders; diocese of Burlington, Vermont; diocese of Buxar, India Cajuns; diocese of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; California; diocese of Camden New Jersey; Camillians; Canada; Catemaco Veracruz Mexico; Central Africa; Central America; Ceylon; diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina; Chartres, France; diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming; archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois; childbirth; Chile; Chilean army; Chilean navy; China; diocese of Chittagong, Bangladesh; Cidra, Puerto Rico; Cistercian Order; clothworkers; coffee house keepers; coffee house owners; archdiocese of Cologne, Germany; Colombia; Colorado; diocese of Colorado Springs Colorado; Connecticut; construction workers; cooks; coopers; diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas; Corsica; Costa Rica; Cotia, Brazil; diocese of Crookston Minnesota; Cuba; Curinga, Italy; cyclists Delaware; archdiocese of Denver, Colorado; diocese of Des Moines, Iowa; archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dingli, Malta; distillers; District of Columbia; diocese of Dodge City, Kansas; Dolores, Philippines; Dominican Republic; Donostia, Spain; drapers; diocese of Duluth, Minnesota; Dundee, Scotland diocese of East Anglia; Ecuador; Ecuadorian Army; El Salvador (10 October 1966); diocese of Elphin, Ireland; England; enlightenment; Enna, Sicily; epidemics; Equatorial Guinea (25 May 1986); diocese of Essen, Germany; Estonia; Estremadura, Spain; diocese of Evansville Indiana; Extremadura, Spain; Exeter College, Oxford diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts; diocese of Fargo North Dakota; Fgura, Malta; fish dealers; fishermen; fishmongers; flooding; Florida; flyers; Foligno, Italy; Forli, Italy; Fornalutx, Spain; diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Indiana; France; archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; French air crews diocese of Gallup, New Mexico; diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas; Gambia; diocese of Gaylord, Michigan; Georgia; Germany; Ghajnsielem, Gozo, Malta; Gharb, Gozo, Malta; Ghaxaq, Malta; Gibraltar; goldsmiths; Granada, Spain; diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska; Greece; diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico; Guam; Guatemala; Gudja, Malta; Guidonia Montecelio, Italy; Gzira, Malta Haiti; Hal Ghaxaq, Malta; archdiocese of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; diocese of Hallam, England; harness makers; Hawaii; diocese of Hildesheim, Germany; Holsbeek, Belgium; Hondarribia, Spain; Honduras; diocese of Honolulu Hawaii; human race; Hungary Idaho; diocese of Imus, Philippines; India; Indiana; Iowa; Ireland; prelature of Isabela de Basilian, Philippines; Ispica, Sicily; Italy; Ix-Xaghra, Gozo, Malta Jamaica; Japan; diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri; diocese of Johannesburg, South Africa; apostolic vicariate of Jolo, Philippines Kansas; archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas; diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, Missouri; Kea Island Greece; diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa; Kentucky; Kercem, Malta; diocese of Khulna, Bangladesh; Korea; Kretinga, Lithuania La Ceja del Tambo, Antioquia, Colombia; diocese of Lafayette, Indiana; diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana; lamp makers; diocese of Lancaster, England; diocese of Lansing, Michigan; diocese of Laoag, Philippines Lebanon; diocese of Leeds, England; diocese of Legazpi, Philippines; Lesotho; lightning; diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska; Livonia; Logroño, Spain; Louisiana; Luxembourg Maine; Malaga, Spain; diocese of Malolos, Philippines; mariners; Marsa, Malta; Marsaxlokk, Malta; Maryland; Massachusetts; Mellieha, Malta; Menorca, Spain; Merizo, Guam; Messina, Italy; Mesocco, Switzerland; diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey; Mexico; Mgarr, Malta; archdiocese of Miami, Florida; Michigan; diocese of Middlesbrough, England; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama; Molfetta, Italy; Montana; diocese of Monterey, California; archdiocese of Montreal, Canada; Morlupo, Italy; Mosta, Malta; motherhood; motorcyclists; Mqabba, Malta diocese of Nashville Tennessee; navigators; Naxxar, Malta Nebraska; needle makers; Nettuno, Italy; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana; city of New Orleans Louisiana; diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota; New York; New Zealand; news dealers; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Carolina; North Dakota; archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Philippines; nuns Oaxaca, Mexico; Obado Bulacan, Phillipines; Oblate vocations; Oceania; diocese of Ogdensburg, New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Order of the Servants of the Sick; Oregon; diocese of Orlando, Florida; Oruro, Bolivia; eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for Maronites; diocese of Oudtshoorn, South Africa; archdiocese of Ozamiz, Philippines diocese of Palm Beach, Florida; Panama; Paola, Malta; Paraguay; Pasig, Philippines; Pennsylvania; diocese of Peoria, Illinois; Pergamino, Agentina; Petit Goave, Haiti; archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phillipines; military ordinariate of the Philippines; diocese of Phoenix Arizona; Pietà, Malta; pin makers; diocese of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Poggio a Caiano, Italy; Pojoaque Indian Pueblo; Poland; diocese of Ponce, Puerto Rico; archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore, India; diocese of Port Elizabeth, South Africa; diocese of Portland Maine; archdiocese of Portland Oregon; Portugal; potters; diocese of Providence Rhode Island; diocese of Pueblo Colorado; Puerto Rico; Puerto Vallarta Mexico Qrendi, Malta; Quebec, Canada; diocese of Quilon, India Racalmuto, Sicily; Ragalna, Sicily; Reggio Calabria, Italy; archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan; diocese of Reno, Nevada; restauranteurs; Rhode Island; ribbon makers; diocese of Rockford, Illinois Sa Cabaneta, Spain; diocese of Sacramento, California; sailors; diocese of Salina, Kansas; diocese of San Bernardino, California; diocese of San Fernando, Philippines; San Gwann, Malta; apostolic vicariate of San Jose, Philippines; San Pawl il-Bahar, Malta; diocese of Sandburst, Victoria; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; diocese of Savannah, Georgia; Savona Italy; archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; Senglea, Malta; diocese of Shanghai, China; diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana; silk workers; silversmiths; diocese of Sioux City, Iowa; Skiathos Island, Greece; Sliema, Malta; Slovakia; soldiers of the United States; South Africa (15 March 1952); South Carolina; South Dakota; archdiocese of Southwark, England; Spain; Spanish air crews; Spanish architects; Spanish infantry; Spanish police officers; diocese of Spokane. Washington; diocese of Springfield, Illinois; Sri Lanka; diocese of Steubenville, Ohio; storms; Subbiano, Italy; Swieqi, Malta; Switzerland; diocese of Syracuse, New York Tagbilaran, Philippines, city of; Tanzania (8 December 1964); tapestry workers; Tarxien, Malta; Tennessee; Teutonic Knights; Texas; tile makers; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; diocese of Toledo, Ohio; Torrevieja, Spain; diocese of Townsville, Australia; Trapani, Sicily; travellers; diocese of Trenton, New Jersey; diocese of Trier, Germany; Tunisia; Tuscany, Italy; diocese of Tyler, Texas Uganda; diocese of Umtata, South Africa; United States; upholsterers; Uruguay; Utah Valencia; Valletta, Malta; eparchy of Van Nuys, Arizona; Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; Venezuela; Venezuelan National Guard; diocese of Venice, Florida; Vermont; Viareggio, Italy; Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela; Victoria, Gozo, Malta; Viet Nam; diocese of Virac, Philippines; Virginia; virgins; Vitoria, Brazil Washington; watermen; West Virginia; diocese of Winona, Minnesota; Wisconsin; diocese of Wichita, Kansas; Wyoming Xghajra, Malta yachtsmen; Ypres, Belgium Zabbar, Malta; Zacatecas, Mexico; Zalaszabar, Hungary; archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines; Zamboanga City, Philippines; Zamboanga City, Philippines; Zebbug, Gozo, Malta; Zia Indian Pueblo

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SAINT ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY

Also known as Elisabeth of Thuringia; Elisabeth of Hungary, Memorial
17th November. Profile , Princess, the daughter of King Andrew of
Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Prince
Louis of Thuringa at age 13. Built a hospital at the foot of the
mountain on which her castle stood; tended to the sick herself. Her
family and courtiers opposed this, but she insisted she could only
follow Christ's teachings, not theirs. Once when she was taking food
to the poor and sick, Prince Louis stopped her and looked under her
mantle to see what she was carrying; the food had been miraculously
changed to roses. Upon Louis' death, Elizabeth sold all that she had,
and worked to support her four children. Her gifts of bread to the
poor, and of a large gift of grain to a famine stricken Germany, led
to her patronage of bakers and related fields. Born 1207 at Presburg,
Hungary , Died 1231 at Marburg of natural causes; her relics,including
her skull wearing a gold crown she had worn in life, are preserved at
the convent of Saint Elizabeth in Vienna, Austria. Canonized 27 May 1235
by Pope Gregory IX at Perugia, Italy

The Patronage of Saint Elizabeth

bakers; beggars; brides; charitable societies; charitable
workers; charities; countesses; death of children; diocese of Erfurt,
Germany; exiles; falsely accused people; hoboes; homeless people;
hospitals; in-law problems; archdiocese of Jaro, Philippines lacemakers;
lace workers; nursing homes; nursing services; people in exile; people
ridiculed for their piety; Sisters of Mercy; tertiaries; Teutonic Knights;
toothache; tramps; widows Representation, woman wearing a crown and tending
to beggars.

Elizabeth was a lifelong friend of the poor and gave herself entirely to
relieving the hungry. She ordered that one of her castle should be converted
into a hospital in which she gathered many of the weak and feeble. She
generously gave alms to all who were in need, not only in that place but in
all the territories of her husband's empire. She spent all her own revenue
from her husband's four principalities, and finally she sold her luxurious
possessions and rich clothes for the sake of the poor.

Twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, Elizabeth went to visit the
sick. She personally cared for those who were particularly repulsive; to
some she gave good, to others clothing; some she carried on her own shoulders,
and performed many other kindly services. Her husband, of happy memory, gladly
approved of these charitable works. Finally, when her husband died, she sought
the highest perfection; filled with tears, she implored me to let her beg for
alms from door to door.

On Good Friday of that year, when the altars had been stripped, she laid her
hands on the altar in a chapel in her own town, where she had established the
Friars Minor, and before witnesses she voluntarily renounced all worldly display
and everything that our Savior in the gospel advises us to abandon. Even then
she saw that she could still be distracted by the cares and worldly glory which
had surrounded her while her husband was alive. Against my will she followed me
to Marburg. Here in the town she built a hospice where she gathered together
the weak and the feeble. There she attended the most wretched and contemptible
at her own table.

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SAINT GEORGE

Also known as Victory Bringer , Memorial 23rd April (Roman Catholic); 3rd November
(Russian Orthodox); fourth Sunday in June (Malta); third Sunday in July (Gozo) ,
Profile Soldier. Martyr. That's all we know for sure. Several stories have been
attached to Saint George, the best known of which is the Golden Legend. In it, a
dragon lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole armies had gone up against this
fierce creature, and had gone down in painful defeat. The monster ate two sheep
each day; when mutton was scarce, lots were drawn in local villages, and maidens
were substituted for sheep. Into this country came Saint George. Hearing the story
on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against
the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance. George then held forth
with a magnificent sermon, and converted the locals. Given a large reward by the king,
George distributed it to the poor, then rode away.

Due to his chivalrous behavior (protecting women, fighting evil, dependence on faith
and might of arms, largesse to the poor), devotion to Saint George became popular in
the Europe after the 10th century. In the 15th century his feast day was as popular
and important as Christmas. Many of his areas of patronage have to do with life as a
knight on horseback. The celebrated Knights of the Garter are actually Knights of the
Order of Saint George. The shrine built for his relics at Lydda, Palestine was a
popular point of pilgrimage for centuries. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Died tortured and beheaded c.304 at Lydda, Palestine .

The Patronage of Saint George

Amersfoort, Netherlands; Aragon; agricultural workers; archers; armourers;
Beirut, Lebanon; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; Cappadocia; Catalonia; cavalry; chivalry;
Constantinople; Crusaders; England (by Pope Benedict XIV); equestrians; Ethiopia; farmers;
Ferrara, Italy; field hands; field workers; Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Genoa,
Italy; Georgia; Germany; Gozo; Greece; Haldern, Germany; Heide, Germany; herpes; horsemen;
horses; husbandmen; Istanbul; knights; lepers; leprosy; diocese of Limburg, Germany;
Lithuania; Malta; Modica, Sicily; Moscow, Russia; Nerola, Italy; Order of the Garter;
Palestine; Palestinian Christians; plague; Portugal; Ptuj, Slovenia; Qormi, Malta; Riano,
Italy; riders; saddle makers; saddlers; Senj, Croatia; sheep; shepherds; skin diseases;
skin rashes; soldiers; syphilis; Teutonic Knights; Venice, Italy; Victoria, Gozo, Malta .