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Adopting a Roman soldier who lived in Turkey, sounds about right! :D

 

 

St Andrew was born at Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee.

St Patrick was a Roman-Briton.

St David was actually Welsh.

 

Apparently nationality doesn't count for much when it comes to adoption as a patron saint :wink: :wink: :wink:

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St Colomba & St Aiden were irish.

St Oswald was an english king.

St Chad was from Northumbria, as was his elder brother St Cedd.

St Hilda was Abbess of Whitby.

St Etheldreda Queen of Norfolk.

St Cuthbert was from Northumbria.

Not forgetting St Bede - the venerable Bede.

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There you go...why not have an English (or Irish, you seem to be saying) saint? By the way, St Patrick was believed to be either Welsh or West coast English, but from a family who were part of what was then the civil service. He went to Rome well after being taken to Ireland as a young man.

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St Patrick was from what was called a Roman Briton family. It was the way of the Romans to allow anyone from the lands they conquered to become a Roman citizen, so you didn't ever actually have to go to Rome to be a Roman. :wink: :wink: :wink:

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