And that helped the conversation how? Gave it a dose of reality. After all, he's YOUR saint.
Here's another little dose of reality:
"The Lord Jesus, then, alone was conceived by the Holy Ghost, because He alone was holy before He was conceived."--St. Bernard the Slightly Confused
The Lord Jesus existed prior to his conception.
The Mother of God did not exist prior to conception because she was fully human, and she had no disembodied soul floating around prior to conception either.
There is no soul floating around disembodied prior to conception OR ensoulment.
Poor old Bernard was a holy soul but his pre-natal science stunk.
He and St. Thomas and others all worried about conceptions that came prior to ensoulment and St. Thomas at least agreed to concede to whatever the Church taught. He was not so dead set against it.
But Bernard was worried about people thinking that there were disembodied souls floating around prior to conception, just ripe for prevenient cleansing.
SO if you are going to choose Saints from another tradition to make your point...try to find ones that actually make YOUR points.
The fellows you Orthodox choose regularly were not quite up to snuff when it came to knowing when a person actually became a person.