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Patron Saints

Can. 1186 To foster the sanctification of the people of God, the Church commends to the special and filial veneration of Christ's faithful the Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, the Mother of God, whom Christ constituted the Mother of all. The Church also promotes the true and authentic cult of the other Saints, by whose example the faithful are edified and by whose intercession they are supported.

Can. 1187 Only those servants of God may be venerated by public cult who have been numbered by ecclesiastical authority among the Saints or the Blessed.

Code of Canon Law
Title IV: The Cult of the Saints, of Sacred Images and of Relics
1186-1187

Here you will find some of the more popular Patron Saints organized by patronage.

A

accountants Matthew
actors Genesius
adulteryElizabeth of Portugal
African-AmericasBenedict the Moor, Peter Claver
AIDSPeregrine Laziosi
air travelersJoseph of Cupertino
airborne Michael
alcoholismMatthias
alpinistsBernard of Montjoux
altar servers John Berchmans
Americas Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Lima
ammunition Elmo
anesthetistsRene Goupil
animalsFrancis of Assisi
apologistsJustin
archers Sebastian
architects Barbara, Thomas
art Catherine of Bologna
arthritisJames the Apostle
artillerymenBarbara
artists Angelico (BL), Catherine of Bologna, Luke
astronomersDominic
athletes Sebastian
authors Francis de Sales
aviators Our Lady of Loreto, Joseph of Cupertino, Therese of Lisieux
 

B

babies Holy Innocents
bachelorsCasimir of Poland
bad weatherMedard, Scholastica
bakersElizabeth of Hungary, Nicholas of Myra
bankers Matthew
BaptismJohn the Baptist
barbersCosmas & Damian, Louis IX, Martin de Porres
barren women Anthony of Padua, Felicity
basket makers Anthony the Abbot
bee keepers Ambrose
beggars Alexis of Rome, Giles
bellmakersAgatha
blackbirds Kevin
blacksmiths Dunstan
blind Lucy, Odelia, Raphael the Archangel
blood banks Januarius
bodily ills Bernadette, Jacinta Marta, Our Lady of Lourdes
bookbindersChristopher, Peter Celestine
bookkeepers Matthew
booksellers John of God
boysJohn Bosco
Boy ScoutsGeorge
breast disease Agatha
breast feedingGiles
brewers Augustine of Hippo, Luke, Nicholas of Myra
brides Nicholas of Myra
bridge builders Benezet
broadcasters Gabriel the Archangel
builders Barbara, Vincent Ferrer
business womenMargaret Clitherow
butchers Anthony the Abbot, Luke
 

C

cab drivers Fiacre
Canada Anne, Joseph
cancer victims Peregrine Laziosi
candle makers Ambrose
canonists Raymond of Penyafort, Robert Bellarmine
carpentersJoseph, Matthias
catechistsCharles Borromeo, Robert Bellarmine, Viator
Catholic youth Aloysius Gonzaga
charitiesVincent de Paul
childbirthGerard Majella, Raymond Nonnatus
children Nicholas of Myra
children of MaryAgnes
ChileJames the Apostle, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
choir boysDominic Savio, Holy Innocents
Christian mothers Anne
church Joseph
civil defense volunteersPadre Pio
civil servants Thomas More
clericsGabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
ColombiaPeter Claver
comedians Lawrence, Vitus
communication workers Gabriel the Archangel
computersIsidore of Seville
computer usersIsidore of Seville
computer programmersIsidore of Seville
contemplatives John of the Cross
cooks Lawrence, Martha
court clerks Thomas More
cowsPerpetua
cramps Maurice
cropsAnsovinus
cures from painMadron
 

D

dairy workers Brigid of Ireland
dancers Vitus
deaf Francis de Sales
death of children Elizabeth Ann Seton
dentists Apollonia
desperate causesJude Thaddeus
desperate situations Jude Thaddeus
diabetics Josemaría Escrivá
difficult marriages Edward the Confessor
disabled Giles
disastersGeneviève
discretion John of Nepomuk
doctors Luke
dogs Roch
dog lovers Roch
domestic animals Antony
domestic workers Zita
drought relief Godeberta, Herbert of Derwentwater, Solange
druggistsCosmas & Damian, Gemma Galgani
dying Joseph
 

E

earachesPolycarp
ecologists Francis of Assisi
Ecuador Sacred Heart
editors John Bosco
embroiderersClare
emigrants Frances Xavier Cabrini
engineers Ferdinand III, Patrick
England George
epidemics Godeberta
epilepsyChristopher, Dymphna, John Chrysostom, Genesius, Vitus, Willibrord
expectant mothers Gerard Majella, Raymond Nonnatus
explosive workers Elmo
eye disorders Clare, Lucy
 

F

falsely accusedDominic Savio, Raymond Nonnatus
famineWalburga
farmers Isidore the Farmer
fathers Joseph
fire fighters Florian, John of God
fire preventionAgatha, Barbara, Catherine of Siena, Lawrence
first communicantsTarcisius
fishermen Andrew, Peter
floodsJohn of Nepomuk
florists Rose of Lima, Therese of Lisieux
foundlings Holy Innocents
FranceJoan of Arc, Lawrence, Martin of Tours
Franciscan Lay Didacus
funeral directors Joseph of Arimathea
 

G

gardeners Adelard, Christopher, Fiacre
girls Agnes, Maria Goretti
glassworkers Luke
goldsmiths Anastasius, Dunstan
gout Maurice
govenorsFerdinand III
governmnet employees Thomas More
gravediggers Anthony the Abbot
greetings Valentine
grocersMichael
 

H

hairdressers Martin de Porres
hatmakersJames the Apostle
headaches Denis, Teresa of Avila
healersBridget
heart patients John of God
homelessBenedict Joseph Labre
horsemenMartin of Tours
hospitals Camillus de Lellis, John of God
hotelkeepers Amand
housewives Anne, Martha
hunters Eustachius, Hubert
 
 

I

immigrantsFrances Xavier Cabrini
impossible casesRita of Cascia
IndiesRose of Lima
infantrymen Maurice
infantsNicholas of Tolentino
in-law problems Elizabeth Ann Seton
InternetIsidore of Seville
invalidsRoch
IrelandColumba, Kevin, Patrick
ItalyCatherine of Siena
 

J

jealousyElizabeth of Portugal
jewelers Eligius
journalists Francis de Sales
judges John of Capistrano
jurists John of Capistrano
 

K

kidney deseaseBenedict
knee problemsRoch
 

L

laborers Isidore the Farmer, James the Apostle
lambsJohn the Baptist
lawyers Mark, Raymond of Penyafort, Thomas More, Yves
learning Ambrose
leather workersBartholomew
lecturers Justin
librarians Jerome
longevity Peter
loss of parents Elizabeth Ann Seton
lost articles Anthony of Padua, Jude Thaddeus
lost causesJude Thaddeus
lost keysZita
loveRaphael the Archangel
loversValentine
 

M

maidsZita
marble workers Clement I
marinersChristopher, Nicholas of Tolentino
married women Monica
medical technicians Albert the Great
mentally illDymphna
merchantsFrancis of Assisi, Nicholas of Myra
mercy Maria Faustina Kowalska
messengers Gabriel the Archangel
metalworkersEligius
Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe
midwivesRaymond Nonnatus
milliners James the Apostle
miscarriage preventionCatherine of Sweden
missions Peter Claver, Therese of Lisieux
missions (foreign) Francis Xavier
mothers Bl. Gianna Beretta Molla, Monica
motoristsFrances of Rome
musicians Cecilia, Dunstan, Genesius, Gregory the Great
mysticsJohn of the Cross
 

N

Naples Januarius
Netherlands Willibrord
Negro missions Benedict the Moor, Peter Claver
neurological disorders Dymphna
notaries Mark
nurses Agatha, Camillus de Lellis, John of God
 

O

orators John Chrysostom
ordnanceElmo
orphans Jerome Emiliani
 

P

paintersLuke
paralysisOsmund
Paraguay Our Lady of the Assumption
paratroopersMichael
Paris Geneviève
parish missions Leonard of Port Maurice
pawnbrokers Nicholas of Myra
PeruJoseph, Rose of Lima
pestilenceChristopher, Roch
pharmacists Cosmas & Damian, Gemma Galgani
PhillipinesRose of Lima
philosophers Catherine of Alexandria, Justin
physicians Cosmas & Damian, Bl. Gianna Beretta Molla, Luke
plasterers Bartholomew
poets Columba, David
poison sufferers Benedict, John the Apostle
PolandFlorian
police officersMichael
polioMargaret Mary Alacoque
political prisonersMaximilian Kolbe
poor Anthony of Padua, Giles, Lawrence
PopesPeter
postal workers Gabriel the Archangel
prayer Philippine-Rose Duchesne
preachersCatherine of Alexandria, John Chrysostom
pregnant women Anne, Gerard Majella, Margaret, Raymond Nonnatus
priests John Vianney
printers Augustine of Hippo, Genesius, John of God
prisonersDismas, Jacinta Marta, Mark
public relationsBernadine of Siena
publishersJohn of God, John the Apostle, Paul, Thomas Aquinas
 

Q

 

R

racial harmony Martin de Porres
rape victimsJoan of Arc, Maria Goretti, Solange
radio workers Gabriel the Archangel
retreatsIgnatius of Loyola
rheumatismJames the Apostle
Rome Peter, Philip Neri
Russia Therese of Lisieux
 

S

sailorsBrendan, Elmo, Francis of Paola
scholars Brigid of Ireland
schoolchildrenBenedict
schools Thomas Aquinas
scientists Albert the Great
sculptors Claude
secretariesCatherine of Alexandria, Genesius
scribesCatherine of Alexandria
seminarians Charles Borromeo
Serbian peoples Sava
servants Martha, Notburga
shepherdsBernadette
skin diseasePeregrine Laziosi
sick Camillus de Lellis, John of God
silversmiths Andronicus
sinnersMary Magdalene
skaters Lidwina
skiers Bernard of Montjoux
slanderJohn of Nepomuk
snake bite victims Hilary of Poitiers, Paul
snakes Patrick
social justice Joseph
social workers Louise de Marillac
soldiers George, Ignatius of Loyola, Joan of Arc, Martin of Tours
souls in PurgatoryNicholas of Tolentino
speakers John Chrysostom
stenographersCatherine of Alexandria, Genesius
stomach disorders Timothy, Wolfgang
studentsBenedict, Catherine of Alexandria, Gregory the Great, Jerome, John Bosco, Thomas Aquinas
surgeonsCosmas & Damian, Luke
Sweden Bridget
swordsmiths Maurice
 

T

tax collectorsMatthew
taxi driversFiacre
teachers Gregory the Great, John Baptist de la Salle
teenagers Aloysius Gonzaga
televisionClare
theatrical performers Genesius
theologians Alphonsus Liguori, Augustine of Hippo
throat ailmentsBlaise, Ignatius of Antioch
thunder-stormsBarbara, Christopher, Scholastica
travelers Anthony of Padua, Christopher, Nicholas of Myra, Raphael the Archangel
 

U

undertakers Joseph of Arimathea
United StatesImmaculate Conception of Mary
United States Army Special ForcesPhilip Neri
unity of East & West Churches Cyril, Methodius
universal church Albert the Great, Joseph
universitiesContardo Ferrini (BL)
UruguayBlessed Virgin Mary
 

V

veterinariansBlaise
vintners Amand, Vincent of Saragossa
vocations Alphonsus Liguori
volunteersVincent de Paul
 
 

W

Wales David
warElizabeth of Portugal
weaversAnastasia
West Indies Gertrude
widowsAnastasia, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Frances of Rome, Louise de Marillac, Paula
winegrowersVincent of Saragossa
wivesFrances of Rome
women in labor Anne, Elmo
writers John the Apostle, Francis de Sales
 

X

 

Y

youth Aloysius Gonzaga, Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, John Berchmans, John Bosco, Maria Goretti, Stanislaus Kostka
 

Z

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