Patron Saint of Refugees


The town St Albans is named after a 3rd or 4th century Christian saint who was martyred by the Romans. According to the Venerable Bede, he was beheaded in the Roman town of Verulamium – now known as St Albans.

That’s Saint Alban in the centre of the stained glass window above, in St Albans Cathedral. He was the first recorded British saint and is the patron saint of refugees, torture victims and converts. He must be a very busy saint!

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