Popular Catholic Patron Saints

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Popular Patron Saints

Where would we be, as people of faith, without saints and blesseds? These holy women and men are special signs of God’s activity. Their surrender to God’s love was so generous an approach to the total surrender of Jesus that the Church recognizes them as heroes and heroines worthy to be held up for our inspiration. They remind us that the Church is holy, can never stop being holy, and is called to show the holiness of God by living the life of Christ.

Here are some popular patron saints.


Accountants/Bankers/Bookkeepers: Matthew
African Americans: Martin de Porres
Americas: Rose of Lima
Artists: Fra Angelico (Blessed John of Fiesole) • Luke
Babies: Holy Innocents
Bakers: Elizabeth of Hungary
Barbers/Hairstylists: Pierre Toussaint
Blood Donors: Januarius
Bohemia: Wenceslaus
California Missions: Junipero Serra
Catechists/Catechumens: Robert Bellarmine
Catholic Youth: Maria Goretti
Children: Nicholas
Charitable Societies: Vincent de Paul
Chile: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Colombia: Peter Claver
Communicators: Gabriel
Converts to Christianity: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross • Augustine of Hippo
Cyprus: Barnabas
Deacons: Lawrence • Stephen
Denmark: Ansgar
Dentists: Apollonia
Domestic Workers: Angela Salawa 


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Saint Francis at Saint of the Day

Earthquakes: Francis Borgia
Ecology: Francis of Assisi
Education/Teachers: Angela Merici • John Bosco • Thomas Aquinas • Albert the Great • Elizabeth Ann Seton • John NeumannJohn Baptist de la Salle • Julie BilliartMadeleine Sophie Barat
Europe: Bridget of Sweden
Farm/Rural Laborers: Isidore the Farmer
Fathers: Joseph • Franz Jägerstätter
First RespondersMichael the Archangel
Fishermen: Andrew
Florists: Rose of Viterbo
France: Denis and Companions
Germany: Boniface
Grandparents/Elderly: Jeanne Jugan
Greece: Paul
Healthcare Workers: Camillus de Lellis
Homeless: Benedict Joseph Labre


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Saint Clare at Saint of the Day

Homemakers: Frances of Rome • Martha
Hopeless Causes: Jude
Hungary: Stephen of Hungary
Immigrants to America: Frances Xavier Cabrini • Francis Xavier Seelos • John Neumann • Theodora Guérin
Industrial Workers: Adolph Kolping
Journalists: Francis de Sales
Judges: John of Capistrano
Laywomen: Mary Magdalene 
Legal Profession: Thomas More
Librarians: Jerome
Lost Items: Anthony of Padua


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Saint Martha at Saint of the Day

Majorca: Alphonsus Rodriguez
Mariners and Tanners: Clement
Married Couples: Mary and Joseph • Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin
Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Military: Martin of Tours • George
Missionaries: Francis Xavier • Thérèse of Lisieux
Morticians: Joseph of Arimathea
Mothers: Gianna Beretta Molla • Jane Frances de Chantal • Joachim and Anne • Margaret of Cortona • Monica
Musicians: Gregory the Great • Cecilia
Norway: Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions
Orators/Preachers/Speakers: John Chrysostom
Pallbearers: Joseph of Arimathea 
Parents: Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin
Parish Priests: John Vianney
Persons with Disabilities: Michael Giedroyc • Giles
Pharmacists: John Leonardi
Philosophers: Catherine of Alexandria
Physicians: Luke
Pilots/Astronauts: Joseph of Cupertino
Plasterers: Bartholomew
Priests: John Vianney


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Saint Matthew at Saint of the Day

Prisoners: Maximilian Kolbe
Protection from Eye Ailments: Lucy
Protection from Skin Diseases: Damien de Veuster • Marianne Cope
Protection from Throat Ailments: Blaise
Prussia: Joseph Cafasso
Recovery from Addiction: Matt Talbot
Relief from Headaches: Teresa of Avila
Retreats: Ignatius of Loyola
Scholars: Bede
Scouting: George
Secular Franciscan Order: Louis of France
Seminarians: Charles Borromeo
Siblings: Benedict and Scholastica • Jacinta and Francisco Marto • Martha, Mary and Lazarus
Students: Dominic Savio
Television: Clare of Assisi
Travel: Raphael
Universal Church: Joseph
Venice: Mark
Vocations: Alphonsus Liguori
Weavers: Anthony Mary Claret
West Africa: Cyprian


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