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Patron Saints

Catherine Fournier

We can pray to all the saints in Heaven and ask for their aid and intercession. By virtue of some detail of their lives, or special interest and promise the saint may have made before their death, some saints are named as 'patrons' of a cause, vocation, job, or situation of life. These saints' intervention is especially efficacious for those circumstances.

We can also choose a patron, a saint for whom we develop a fondness and devotion. Frequently, this is how a saint is recognised, miraculous cures granted to those who have prayed to the saint, asking for intercession and aid. The aid is taken as part of the proof that the person is, in fact, a saint. SaintValentine's Day is traditionally the day to choose a patron saint for the year.

Please note: this list is in two parts, first alphabetised by patronage, and then alphabetised by name.



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The Protector of:________________is Saint_________________
  • Accountants.................................Matthew
  • Actors......................................Genesius
  • Air travelers...............................Joseph of Cupertino
  • Altar boys..................................John Berchmans
  • Architects..................................Barbara
  • Art.........................................Catherine of Bologna
  • Artists.....................................Luke
  • Astronomers.................................Dominic
  • Athletes................................. ..Sebastian
  • Authors.....................................Francis de Sales
  • Bakers......................................Elizabeth of Hungary
  • Bankers.....................................Matthew
  • Barren women................................Antony of Padua
  • Beggars.....................................Alexius, Giles
  • Blind.......................................Raphael
  • Bookbinders.................................Peter Celestine
  • Bookkeepers.................................Matthew
  • Booksellers.................................John of God
  • Boy Scouts............................... ..George
  • Bricklayers.................................Stephen
  • Brides......................................Nicholas of Myra
  • Broadcasters................................Archangel Gabriel
  • Builders................................. ..Vincent Ferrer
  • Cab drivers.................................Fiacre
  • Cancer victims..............................Peregrine Laziosi
  • Carpenters..................................Joseph
  • Charitable societies .....................Vincent de Paul
  • Childbirth..................................Gerard Majella
  • Children................................. ..Nicholas of Myra
  • Church......................................Joseph
  • Comedians...................................Vitus
  • Cooks.......................................Martha
  • Cripples....................................Giles
  • Dancers.....................................Vitus
  • Deaf................................. .......Francis de Sales
  • Dentists................................. ..Apollonia
  • Desperate situations .....................Jude
  • Domestic animals............................Antony
  • Dying.......................................Joseph
  • Ecologists..................................Francis of Assisi
  • Editors.....................................John Bosco
  • Emigrants...................................Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Falsely accused.......................... ..Raymund Nonnatus
  • Farmers.....................................Isidore the Farmer
  • Fathers.....................................Joseph
  • Fire fighters............................ ..Florian
  • Fire prevention.......................... ..Catherine of Siena
  • Fishermen...................................Andrew, Peter
  • Foundlings..................................Holy Innocents
  • Funeral directors........................ ..Joseph of Arimathea
  • Gardeners...................................Adelard
  • Girls.......................................Agnes
  • Glassworkers................................Luke
  • Gravediggers................................Anthony the Abbot
  • Grocers.....................................Michael
  • Hairdressers................................Martin de Porres
  • Heart patients..............................John of God
  • Hospitals...................................Camillus de Lellis, John of God
  • Hotelkeepers................................Amand
  • Invalids....................................Roch
  • Jewelers....................................Eligius
  • Journalists.................................Francis de Sales
  • Laborers....................................Isidore
  • Lawyers.....................................Thomas More, Yves
  • Learning....................................Ambrose
  • Librarians..................................Jerome
  • Lost articles...............................Antony of Padua
  • Lovers......................................Valentine
  • Mariners....................................Nicholas of Tolentine
  • Married women............................ ..Monica
  • Mentally ill............................. ..Dympna
  • Messengers..................................Gabriel
  • Midwives................................. ..Raymund Nonnatus
  • Missions....................................Francis Xavier, Therese of Lisieux,
  • Mothers.....................................Monica
  • Musicians...................................Cecelia, Gregory
  • Nurses......................................Agatha, Camillus de Lellis,John of God
  • Orators.....................................John Chrysostom
  • Orphans.....................................Jerome Emiliani
  • Painters....................................Luke
  • Pawnbrokers.................................Nicholas of Myra
  • Philosophers................................Catherine of Alexandria, Justin
  • Physicians..................................Cosmas and Damian, Luke
  • Plasterers..................................Bartholomew
  • Poets.......................................David
  • Police officers.............................Michael
  • Poor................................. .......Antony of Padua
  • Postal workers..............................Gabriel
  • Preachers...................................Catherine of Alexandria, John Chrysostom
  • Pregnant women..............................Gerard Majella
  • Priests.....................................John Vianney
  • Printers....................................Augustine, Genesius, John of God
  • Prisoners...................................Dismas
  • Radio workers...............................Gabriel
  • Rheumatism..................................James the Greater
  • Sailors......................... ...........Brendan, Erasmus, Francis of Paola
  • Scholars................................. ..Brigid
  • Scientists..................................Albert the Great
  • Sculptors...................................Claude
  • Secretaries.................................Genesius
  • Servants................................. ..Martha
  • Sick........................................John of God, Camillus de Lellis
  • Skaters.....................................Lidwina
  • Skiers......................................Bernard
  • Social justice..............................Joseph
  • Social workers........................... ...Louise de Marillac
  • Soldiers................................. ..George, Martin of Tours
  • Students................... ................Catherine of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas
  • Surgeons................................. ..Cosmas and Damian, Luke
  • Tax collectors..............................Matthew
  • Teachers....................................Gregory, John Baptist de la Salle
  • Television..................................Clare of Assisi
  • Theologians.................................Alphonsus Liguori, Augustine
  • Throat ailments.............................Blaise
  • Travelers ...............................Christopher
  • Vintners................................. ..Amand, Morand, Vincent
  • Vocations...................................Alphonsus
  • Widows......................................Paula
  • Women in labor..............................Anne
  • Writers.....................................Francis de Sales
  • Youth.......................................Aloysius Gonzaga
Saint_____________is the Protector of:__________________
  • Adelard ............................. .........Gardeners
  • Agatha, Camillus de Lellis, John of God ......Nurses
  • Agnes ........................................Girls
  • Albert the Great .............................Scientists
  • Alexius, Giles ...............................Beggars
  • Aloysius Gonzaga .............................Youth
  • Alphonsus Liguori, Augustine..................Theologians
  • Alphonsus ....................................Vocations
  • Amand ........................................Hotelkeepers
  • Amand, Morand, Vincent .......................Vintners
  • Ambrose ......................................Learning
  • Andrew, Peter ................................Fishermen
  • Anne .........................................Women in labor
  • Antony .......................................Domestic animals
  • Antony of Padua ..............................Barren women
  • Antony of Padua ..............................Lost articles
  • Antony of Padua ..............................Poor
  • Antony the Abbot .............................Gravediggers
  • Apollonia ............................... ....Dentists
  • Archangel Gabriel ....................... ....Broadcasters
  • Augustine, Genesius, John of God .............Printers
  • Barbara ............................. .........Architects
  • Bartholomew ..................................Plasterers
  • Bernard ......................................Skiers
  • Blaise .......................................Throat ailments
  • Brendan, Erasmus, Francis of Paola ...........Sailors
  • Brigid .......................................Scholars
  • Camillus de Lellis, John of God ..............Hospitals
  • Catherine of Alexandria, John Chrysostom .....Preachers
  • Catherine of Alexandria, Justin ..............Philosophers
  • Catherine of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas ......Students
  • Catherine of Bologna ................ .........Art
  • Catherine of Siena ...........................Fire prevention
  • Cecelia, Gregory .............................Musicians
  • Christopher ..................................Travelers
  • Clare of Assisi ..............................Television
  • Claude .......................................Sculptors
  • Cosmas and Damian, Luke ......................Physicians
  • Cosmas and Damian, Luke ......................Surgeons
  • David ........................................Poets
  • Dismas .......................................Prisoners
  • Dominic ......................................Astronomers
  • Dympna .......................................Mentally ill
  • Eligius ........................ .............Jewelers
  • Elizabeth of Hungary ................ .........Bakers
  • Fiacre .......................................Cab drivers
  • Florian ......................................Fire fighters
  • Frances Xavier Cabrini .......................Emigrants
  • Francis de Sales .............................Authors
  • Francis de Sales .............................Deaf
  • Francis de Sales .............................Journalists
  • Francis de Sales .............................Writers
  • Francis of Assisi ............................Ecologists
  • Francis Xavier, Therese of Lisieux, Leonard of Port Maurice Missions
  • Gabriel ........................ .............Messengers
  • Gabriel ......................................Postal workers
  • Gabriel ........................ .............Radio workers
  • Genesius .....................................Actors
  • Genesius .....................................Secretaries
  • George .......................................Boy Scouts
  • George, Martin of Tours ......................Soldiers
  • Gerard Majella ...............................Childbirth
  • Gerard Majella ...............................Pregnant women
  • Giles ........................................Cripples
  • Gregory, John Baptist de la Salle ............Teachers
  • Holy Innocents ...............................Foundlings
  • Isidore ......................................Laborers
  • Isidore the Farmer ...........................Farmers
  • James the Greater ............................Rheumatism
  • Jerome Emiliani ..............................Orphans
  • Jerome .......................................Librarians
  • John Berchmans ...............................Altar boys
  • John Bosco ...................................Editors
  • John Chrysostom ..............................Orators
  • John of God ..................................Booksellers
  • John of God ..................................Heart patients
  • John of God, Camillus de Lellis ..............Sick
  • John Vianney .................................Priests
  • Joseph .......................................Carpenters
  • Joseph .......................................Church
  • Joseph .......................................Dying
  • Joseph .......................................Fathers
  • Joseph of Arimathea ..........................Funeral directors
  • Joseph of Cupertino ..........................Air travelers
  • Joseph .......................................Social justice
  • Jude .........................................Desperate situations
  • Lidwina ......................................Skaters
  • Louise de Marillac ...........................Social workers
  • Luke ................................ .........Artists
  • Luke ................................ .........Glassworkers
  • Luke ................................ .........Painters
  • Martha .......................................Cooks
  • Martha .......................................Servants
  • Martin de Porres .............................Hairdressers
  • Matthew ......................................Accountants
  • Matthew ......................................Bankers
  • Matthew ......................................Bookkeepers
  • Matthew ......................................Tax collectors
  • Michael ......................................Grocers
  • Michael ......................................Police officers
  • Monica .......................................Married women
  • Monica .......................................Mothers
  • Nicholas of Myra .............................Brides
  • Nicholas of Myra .............................Children
  • Nicholas of Myra .............................Pawnbrokers
  • Nicholas of Tolentine ........................Mariners
  • Paula ........................................Widows
  • Peregrine Laziosi ............................Cancer victims
  • Peter Celestine ..............................Bookbinders
  • Raphael ......................................Blind
  • Raymund Nonnatus ........................ ....Falsely accused
  • Raymund Nonnatus ........................ ....Midwives
  • Roch .........................................Invalids
  • Sebastian ....................................Athletes
  • Stephen ......................................Bricklayers
  • Thomas More, Yves ............................Lawyers
  • Valentine ....................................Lovers
  • Vincent de Paul ..............................Charitable societies
  • Vincent Ferrer ...............................Builders
  • Vitus ........................................Comedians
  • Vitus ........................................Dancers

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