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Patron Saints of the Catholic Church...


Protector of...               Saint...

Abuse, physical.........................Rita
Abuse, verbal............................Monica, Godelieve
Academics.................................Thomas Aquinas
Accountants...............................Matthew
Actors and comedians...............Genesius
Advertisers................................Bernardine of Sienna
Air travelers..............................Joseph of Cupertino
Alpinists.....................................Bernard of Menthon
Alsace........................................Odile
Altar boys..................................John Berchmans
Alps............................................Bernard
Americas....................................Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Lima


Andalusia...................................John of Avila
Anesthetists...............................Renee Goupil
Antioch.......................................Barnabas
Archers......................................Sebastian
Architects..................................Barbara, Thomas
Argentina...................................Our Lady of Lujan
Armenia.....................................Gregory the Illuminator, Bartholomew
Art.............................................Catherine of Bologna
Artists........................................Luke, Catherine of Bologna
Asia Minor................................John the Evangelist

Astronomers...............................Dominic
Athletes......................................Sebastian
Australia.....................................Frances Xavier, Our Lady of Help of Christians
Austria........................................Severine
Authors......................................Francis de Sales
Aviators.....................................Our Lady of Loretto, Therese of Liseaux, Joseph of Cupertino
Babies........................................Zeno of Verona
Bad weather..............................Medard
Bakers.......................................Elizabeth of Hungary, Honoratus, Nicholas
Bankers.....................................Matthew

Barbers......................................Cosmos and Damian, Louis
Barren women...........................Antony of Padua, Felicity
Basket Makers.........................Anthony, Abbot
Battered by relatives................Adelaide, Germaine de Pibrac, Joaquina, Jeanne de Lestonnac
Bavaria......................................Killian
Bees...........................................Ambrose
Beggars.....................................Alexius, Giles
Belgium.....................................Joseph
Birds..........................................Gall
Birth...........................................Margaret of Antioch
Blackbirds.................................Kevin

Blacksmiths...............................Dunstan
Blind..........................................Raphael, Lucy
Bloodbanks...............................Januarius
Bodily Ills..................................Our Lady of Lourdes
Bohemia....................................Wenceslaus, Ludmilla
Bookbinders..............................Peter Celestine
Bookkeepers.............................Matthew
Booksellers...............................John of God
Borneo.......................................Francis Xavier
Boy Scouts................................George

Boys..........................................John Bosco
Brazil.........................................Immaculate Conception, Peter of Alcantara, Nossa Senhora
Breast disorders.......................Agatha
Breast feeding..........................Giles
Brewers.....................................Wenceslas
Bricklayers...............................Stephen
Brides.......................................Nicholas of Myra
Brittany.....................................Anne
Broadcasters............................Archangel Gabriel
Broken bones...........................Stanislaus Kostka

Brushmakers.............................Anthony, Abbot
Builders.....................................Vincent Ferrer
Business people........................Homobonus
Butchers....................................Anthony, Abbot, Luke
Cab drivers................................Fiacre
Cabinet Makers........................Anne
California...................................Serra
Canada......................................Joseph, Anne
Cancer Victims..........................Peregrine Laziosi, Aldegonda
Canonists...................................Raymond

Carinthia (Yugoslavia)..............Virgil
Carpenters.................................Joseph
Catechists..................................Viator, Borromeo, Bellarmine
Catholic Action..........................Francis
Ceylon/Sri Lanka.......................Lawrence
Chandlers..................................Ambrose, Bernard
Charitable societies..................Vincent de Paul
Childbirth...................................Raymond Nonnatus, Gerard Majella
Children.....................................Nicholas of Myra
Children of Mary......................Agnes, Maria Goretti

Chile...........................................Our Lady of Mount Carmel, James
China..........................................Frances Xavier, Joseph
Choir Boys.................................Savio, Holy Innocents
Church.......................................Joseph
Clerics........................................Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother
Cobblers.....................................Crispin and Crispinian, brothers
Cold weather..............................Sebald
Columbia....................................Peter Claver, Louis Bertran
Comedians.................................Vitus
Communications Personnel......Bernardine
Computers.................................Bl. Anne Marie Taigi

Confessors.................................Ligouri, Nepomucene
Conversion of Sinners...............Paphnutius
Convulsive Children..................Scholastica
Cooks........................................Martha, Lawrence
Coopers.....................................Nicholas of Myra
Coppersmiths............................Maurus
Corsica......................................Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Alexander Sauli
Cows..........................................Perpetua
Cramps......................................Pancras
Crete..........................................Titus
Cripples.....................................Giles

Cures from pain........................Madron
Cyprus.......................................Barnabas
Czechoslovakia.........................Wenceslaus, John Nepomucene, Procopius
Dairy Workers..........................Brigid
Dancers.....................................Vitus
Deaf...........................................Francis de Sales, Ouen
Denmark...................................Ansgar, Canute
Demonic temptations................Catherines of Bologna-Sienna-Genoa, Angela of Foligno
Dentists......................................Apollonia
Desperate situations.................Jude, Gregory of Neocaesarea
Diplomats...................................Gabriel the Archangel
Disabled.....................................Angela Merici, Margaret of Castello, Lutgardis, Germaine Pibrac

Disappointing children..............Clotilda, Matilda, Monica, Louise de Marillac
Disasters...................................Genevieve
Discretion..................................John of Nepomuk
Divorced....................................Fabiola, Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne
Doctors......................................Cosmas and Damian
Dogs...........................................Hubert of Liege
Domestic animals......................Antony
Dominican Republic..................Our Lady of High Grace, Dominic
Doves.........................................David
Drought......................................Swithun
Dyers.........................................Maurice, Lydia
Dying.........................................Joseph

Earache.....................................Polycarp
East Indies................................Thomas Apostle
Earthquake...............................Gregory the Wonderworker
Ecologists..................................Francis of Assisi
Ecuador......................................Sacred Heart
Editors.......................................John Bosco
Emigrants..................................Frances Xavier Cabrini
Engineers..................................Ferdinand III of Castile
England.....................................Augustine of Canterbury, Gregory the Great, George
Epidemics..................................Roch

Epilepsy.....................................Vitus
Ethiopia.....................................Frumentius
Eucharistic Congresses............Paschal Babylon
Europe.......................................Benedict III
Exorcists....................................Benedict
Expectant Mothers...................Raymund Nonnatus, Gerard Majella
Eye Diseases............................Lucy
Falsely accused........................Raymund Nonnatus
Famine......................................Walburga
Farmers.....................................Isidore the Farmer
Farriers.....................................John Baptist

Fathers.......................................Joseph
Fear of insects...........................Gratus of Aosta
Fear of rats and mice................Gertrude of Nivelles
Fear of snakes...........................Patrick
Fear of wasps.............................Friard
Fever..........................................Antoninus of Florence
Finland.......................................Henry
Fire fighters...............................Florian
Fire prevention..........................Catherine of Siena

First Communicants..................Imelda Lambertini, Tarcisius
Fish............................................Neot
Fishermen..................................Andrew, Peter
Floods........................................Florian
Florence.....................................Andrew Corsini
Florists.......................................Rose of Lima, Therese of Lisieux
Foreign Missions......................Theresa of Lisieux
Forest Workers.........................Gualbert
Foundlings.................................Holy Innocents
France........................................Our Lady of the Assumption, Joan of Arc, Therese, Martin

Friesland (Germany).................Suitbert, Willibrord
Fullers........................................Anastasius, James the Less
Funeral directors.......................Joseph of Arimathea, Dismas
Gardeners..................................Adelard, Fiacre, Phocas, Dorothy, Tryphon
Gaul...........................................Irenaeus
Gentiles.....................................Paul
Georgia (Russia).......................Nino
Germany....................................Boniface, Michael, Canisius
Girls...........................................Agnes, Maria Goretti
Glassworkers.............................Luke

Goldsmiths.................................Dunstan, Anastasius
Gothland (Sweden)....................Sigfrid
Gravediggers.............................Antony, Abbot
Greece.......................................Nicholas, Andrew
Greetings...................................Valentine
Grocers......................................Michael the Archangel
Guelderland (Holland)...............Plechelm
Hairdressers..............................Martin de Porres
Hangovers.................................Bibiana
Happy Meetings........................Raphael

Hatters.......................................Severus, James the Less
Haymakers................................Gervase, Protase
Headaches.................................Stephen, Teresa of Avila
Healers......................................Bridget of Sweden
Heart patients...........................John of God
Highlanders (Scotland).............Columba
Holland......................................Willibrord
Homelessness...........................Benedict Joseph Labre
Horses.......................................Hippolytus
Hospital Administrators............Basil the Great, Francis Cabrini

Hospitals....................................Camillus de Lellis, John of God, Jude Thaddeus
Hotelkeepers.............................Amand
Housewives................................Martha, Anne
Hungary.....................................Blessed Virgin, Great Lady of Hungary, Stephen, King, Girard
Hunters.......................................Eustace
Impoverishment.........................Martin of Tours
Imprisonment.............................Leonard of Noblac
India...........................................Our Lady of the Assumption, Thomas Apostle
Indies.........................................Francis Xavier
Infantrymen...............................Maurice

Infants........................................Nicholas of Tolentino
Infidelity....................................Elizabeth of Portugal, Bl. Margaret d'Youville
Innkeepers................................Amand, Martha
Invalids......................................Roch
Ireland.......................................Patrick, Brigid, Columba
Iroquois.....................................Francis Picquit
Italy...........................................Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Sienna, Bernardine of Sienna
Japan.........................................Peter Baptist, Francis Xavier
Jewelers.....................................Eligius, Eloi, Dunstan
Journalists.................................Francis de Sales
Jurists........................................John Capistran

Laborers.....................................Isidore, James, Bosco
Lambs........................................John the Baptist
Lawyers.....................................Thomas More, Yves, Ivo, Genesius
Learning.....................................Ambrose
Lesotho......................................Immaculate Heart of Mary
Librarians..................................Jerome
Lighthouse Keepers..................Venerius
Lightning...................................Barbara
Lions..........................................Mark
Lithuania...................................Casimir, Bl. Cunegunda

Locksmiths................................Dunstan
Longevity...................................Peter
Lost articles...............................Antony of Padua, Paphnutius
Lost causes...............................Jude
Lost keys...................................Zita
Lovers.......................................Valentine
Maids........................................Zita
Malta.........................................Our Lady of the Assumption, Paul
Marble Workers.......................Clement I
Mariners....................................Michael, Nicholas of Tolentine

Marriage problems...................Rita of Cascia
Married women.........................Monica
Medical Record Librarians......Raymond of Penyafort
Medical Social Workers...........John Regis
Medical Technicians.................Albert the Great
Mentally ill................................Dymphna
Merchants.................................Francis of Assisi, Nicholas of Myra
Messengers...............................Gabriel
Metal Workers..........................Eligius
Mexico.......................................Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12 Apostles of Mexico

Midwives...................................Raymund Nonnatus
Migraine....................................Gereon, Stephen
Millers.......................................Catherine of Alexandria, Arnulph, Victor
Misfortune................................Agricola of Avignon
Missions, Foreign.....................Francis Xavier, Therese of Lisieux, Leonard
Missions, Negro.......................Peter Claver, Leo XIII, Benedict the Black
Missions, Parish.......................Leonard of Port Maurice
Monaco.....................................Devota
Moravia....................................Cyril, Methodius
Motherhood..............................Blessed Virgin Mary

Mothers.....................................Monica
Motorcyclists.............................Our Lady of Grace
Mountaineers.............................Bernard of Montjoux
Musicians...................................Cecilia, Gregory, Dunstan
Nail Makers...............................Cloud
Native rights..............................Turibius
Native traditions........................Martyrs of Paraguay
Negro Slaves..............................Peter Claver
Netherlands................................Willibrord
New Zealand..............................Our Lady Help of Christians, Frances Xavier

Northumbria (Britain)...............Aidan
Norway......................................Olaf
Notaries.....................................Luke, Mark
Nurses........................................Agatha, Camillus de Lellis, John of God, Raphael
Nursing and Nursing Services..Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Sienna
Orators.......................................John Chrysostom
Orphans.....................................Jerome Emiliani
Ottawas (Indians)......................Claude Allouez
Painters......................................Luke
Paraguay....................................Our Lady of the Assumption

Paralysis....................................Osmund
Paratroopers..............................Michael
Pawnbrokers..............................Nicholas of Myra
Persia.........................................Maruthas
Peru............................................Joseph
Pharmacists................................Cosmos and Damian, James the Greater
Philippines..................................Sacred Heart of Mary
Philosophers...............................Catherine of Alexandria, Justin
Physicians...................................Cosmas and Damian, Luke, Panealeon, Raphael
Pilgrims.......................................Faith, James

Pilots and astronauts.................Joseph of Cupertino
Plague........................................Catald, Sebastian
Plasterers..................................Bartholomew
Poets..........................................David, Columba, Cecelia
Poison Sufferers........................Benedict
Poland........................................Our Lady of Czestochowa, Stanislaus, Casimir, Bl. Cuhegunda
Police officers...........................Michael
Political imprisonment..............Maximilian Kolbe
Poor...........................................Lawrence, Anthony of Padua
Poor Souls.................................Nicholas of Tolentino

Porters........................................Christopher
Portugal......................................Immaculate Conception, Francis Borgia, Anthony,Vincent,George
Possessed...................................Bruno, Denis
Postal workers............................Gabriel
Potters........................................Justa and Ruffina, sisters
Preachers...................................Catherine of Alexandria, John Chrysostom
Pregnant women........................Anne, Gerard Majella
Priests........................................John Vianney
Printers......................................Augustine, Genesius, John of God
Prisoners....................................Dismas, Joseph Cafasso

Prompt solutions........................Expeditus
Prostitutes..................................Mary Magdalene, Margaret of Cortona
Protection from fire...................Catherine of Sienna
Protector of Crops.....................Ansovinus
Prussia (Slavs)...........................Adelbert, Bruno
Public Relations.........................Bernardine of Sienna
Public Relations of Hospitals....Paul Apostle
Publicans....................................Julian the Hospitaller
Racial harmony.........................Martin De Porres
Radio workers...........................Gabriel

Radiologists...............................Michael
Retreats.....................................Ignatius Loyola
Rheumatism...............................James the Greater
Rome..........................................Philip Neri
Rumania.....................................Nicetas
Ruthenia....................................Bruno
Russia........................................Andrew, Nicholas of Myra, Therese of Lisieux
Saddlers......................................Crispian and Crispinian
Safe motoring.............................Frances of Rome
Sailors........................................Brendan, Elmo, Erasmus, Francis of Paola, Cuthbert, Eulalia

Salmon........................................Kentigern
Sardinia......................................Epheseus
Saxony........................................Willihad
Scandinavia................................Ansgar
Scholars......................................Brigid
School children...........................Benedict
Schools, Catholic........................Thomas Aquinas, Joseph Calasanz
Scientists....................................Albert the Great
Scotland......................................Andrew, Columba, Palladius
Sculptors....................................Claude

Seamen.......................................Francis of Paola
Searchers for Lost Articles.......Anthony of Padua
Secretaries.................................Genesius
Seminarians................................Charles Borromeo
Servants......................................Martha, Zita
Shepherds...................................Bernadette
Shoemakers................................Crispin and Crispinian
Sick.............................................John of God, Camillus de Lellis, Michael
Sick Children..............................Bueno
Silesia.........................................Hedwig

Silversmiths................................Andronicus
Singers........................................Gregory the Great, Cecilia
Skaters........................................Lidwina
Skiers..........................................Bernard
Slavery........................................Peter Claver
Slavs...........................................Cyril, Methodius, Adalbert
Slovakia......................................Our Lady of Sorrows
Snakebite....................................Paul
Social justice...............................Joseph
Social workers............................Louise de Marillac

Soldiers......................................George, Martin of Tours, Ignatius, Sebastian, Hadrian, Joan Arc
Sore throats...............................Ignatius of Antioch
South Africa...............................Our Lady of the Assumption
South America...........................Rose of Lima
Spain..........................................James, Teresa of Avila, Euphrasius, Felix
Spelologists................................Benedict
Stammering children..................Notkar Balbulus
Stenographers............................Genesius, Cassian
Stomach troubles.......................Wolfgang
Stonecutters...............................Clement

Stonemasons...............................Stephen, Four Crowned Martyrs
Students......................................Catherine of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Jerome Surgeons.....................................Cosmas & Damian, Luke, Lambert of Maastricht Swans..........................................Hugh of Lincoln
Sweden........................................Bridget, Eric, Ansgar
Switzerland..................................Nicholas of Flue, Andeol
Swordsmiths................................Maurice
Tailors.........................................Homobonus
Tanners.......................................Bartholomew, Crispin and Crispinian, Simon
Tax collectors.............................Matthew

Teachers.....................................Gregory, John Baptist de la Salle, Ursula
Teenagers...................................Aloysius Gonzaga
Telecommunications Workers...Gabriel
Television....................................Clare of Assisi
Tertiaries (Franciscan)...............Louis of France, Elizabeth of Hungary
The Americas..............................Rose of Lima
Theologians.................................Alphonsus Liguori, Augustine
Throat ailments...........................Blaise
Toothache...................................Kea
Tournai (Belgium)......................Eligius, Piaton

Travel Hostesses.......................Bona
Travelers....................................Christopher, Anthony of Padua, Nicholas of Myra, Raphael
Unhappy marriages....................Wilgefortis, Theodore of Sykeon
United States..............................Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Universities.................................Bl. Contardo Ferrini
Unwanted souls...........................Margaret of Castello
Uruguay......................................Our Lady of Lujan
Vintners......................................Amand, Morand, Vincent
Vocations....................................Alphonsus
Volcanic eruptions......................Januarius
Wales..........................................David

War............................................Elizabeth of Portugal
Watchmen..................................Peter of Alcantara
Weavers and dyers...................Maurice, Paul the Hermit, Anastasius the Fuller, Anastasia
West Indies................................Gertrude
Whales.......................................Brendan the Navigator
Widows.......................................Paula
Wild animals..............................Blaise
Wine Merchants........................Amand
Wives.........................................Monica
Wolves.......................................Edmund of East Anglia

Women in labor..........................Anne
Women wanting sons.................Felicity
Womens Army Corps................Genevieve
Workingmen..............................Joseph
Writers.......................................John the Apostle, Francis de Sales, Lucy
Yachtsmen..................................Adjutor
Young Girls................................Agnes
Youth..........................................Aloysius Gonzaga, Benedict XIII, Pius XI, Berchmans, Gabriel



Compiled 1997
Updated, October 10, 2000
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