Saint George is best known from the story of the "Golden Legend". He is usually pictured killing a dragon to save beautiful princess. According to legend, a dragon lived in a lake near Sylene, Libya. It terrorized the local pagan town. Many soldiers and the armies fought against the dragon, but failed to defeat the fierce and monstrous beast. The people began to offer up sheep to placate it. As sheep became scarce, maidens were substituted for the sheep and sacrificed to the dragon. When George came to this land, he heard that a princess was to be sacrificed to the terrible creature. Quickly, he crossed himself and went to battle against the dragon, killing it with one strike of his lance and thus, saving the fair maiden. Because of this miracle, George was held in high esteem, converting many of the people to Catholicism. He was given a large reward from the King which he, in turn, gave to the poor. The Dragon is symbolic of Satan and the forces of evil. The princess represents the Christian Church. This is the reason Saint George is the patron against evil and a promoter of chivalry. Saint George is the defender of the Christian faith. He was martyred c. 304 AD in Lydda, Palestine under the rule of the Emperor Diocletian, who greatly persecuted the Christians.
Will Receive 1 St. George Figurine
Size:~ 3.5 Inch x 2.5 Inch
- Comes with prayer card
- Made in China
- Each one will be slightly different by size, shape, and appearance due to manufacturing!
O God, the merits and prayers of Your Blessed Martyr George are a source of happiness for us. Grant us as a gift of grace the blessings we seek through him. Almighty God, we humbly ask through the intercession of Saint George that we may live a life pleasing to You, and receive the favors we ask, if they are for our good. Amen.