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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# patron saint

This year
St Patrick, patron saint of…Nigeria?
We’re not the only ones who have the famed snake driver as a patron saint.
All time
Does St Patrick deserve his own flag? An enterprising Kerryman thought he did
The government wouldn’t support the idea.
Meet the saint who is becoming patron of US underworld
The origins of the skeletal La Santa Muerte are unclear but she is being invoked by everyone from an actor who landed a role in Breaking Bad to drug runners to spouses seeking help with cheating partners.