Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Albinus of Angers, patron saint against pirate attacks

Albinus had a big heart (as saints tend to have) and couldn’t resist a call of distress. He used church money to free hostages from pirates. Obviously, pirate attacks aren’t very common today, but in the 10th century, St. Albinus came in handy for the people of the walled town of Guerande. They had gotten word that pirates were on their way to attack the village and immediately started to pray to St. Albinus. The attackers were mysteriously deterred and the town was saved.

My source for this is

Thanks to Master At Arms James A Keating ( for his great resource site.

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