For we recognize the Lord Christ as no creature, for indeed He is none such; nor as something that has been made, since He is Himself the Lord of all things that are made; but we know Him to be God, God the true generation of God the Father. All we indeed, as His goodness has thought fit, have been named and adopted as sons of God: but He is to God the Father the one, true Son, and the true and perfect birth, which abides only in the knowledge of the Father and the Son. But this only, and this alone, is our religion, to confess Him as the Son not adopted but born, not chosen but begotten.
– Saint Hilary of Poitiers
Saint Hilary of Poitiers’ patronage:Against snakes; backward children; snake bites; against rheumatism; children learning to walk; mothers; sick people; La Rochelle, France; Poitiers Lucon, France; Argusto, Italy; Verviio, Italy.