13 October 2006

St. Edward the Confessor, ora pro nobis

Today in 1163, the incorrupt body of this king of England was transferred by St. Thomas Becket in the presence of King Henry II.

He is the patron saint of kings, difficult marriages, and separated spouses. Edward was named patron saint of England until 1348, when he was replaced by St. George. He remains the patron saint of the Royal Family.