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Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

February 23. Without knowing a whole lot about Saint Polycarp, he has entered into the life of the Church because he was a martyr, a witness to the faith with h

Saint Polycarp

February 23. Without knowing a whole lot about Saint Polycarp, he has entered into the life of the Church because he was a martyr, a witness to the faith with h

Saint Apollonia is the Patron Saint of:  Dentists  Toothache

Saint Apollonia

February 12. Saint Apollonia is the patron saint of dentists because her teeth were knocked out by an angry mob. Hardly the way we would wish a dentist to extra

Our Lady of Lourdes if the Patron Saint of: Bodily Ills

Our Lady of Lourdes

February 11. Devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes runs deep in the hearts of the faithful as a sign of God’s care and healing. The mediation of Mary, his mother, i

Saint Agatha is the Patron Saint of: Diseases of the Breast Nurses

Saint Agatha

February 5. One of the four virgin martyrs celebrated in the Catholic calendar of saints, Saint Agatha was arrested during the persecution of Decius in 251. Tor

Saint Blaise is the Patron Saint of: Throat Ailments English Wool Combers

Saint Blaise

February 3. Popularly known as the saint who protects from ailments of the throat, Saint Blaise was a bishop and martyr of the fourth century. We know little el

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Saint Mark is the Patron Saint of: Notaries

Saint Mark

April 25. Most likely the first of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Saint Mark is brief and pointed. Saint Mark has one goal, to present Jesus as God’s crucifi

Saint Louise de Marillac is the Patron Saint of: Social workers

Saint Louise de Marillac

March 15. Saint Louise de Marillac had an open heart for the poor. Along with Saint Vincent de Paul, she eventually formed what would become a religious order k

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

Saint Dominic Savio is the Patron Saint of: Choirboys Juvenile delinquents

Saint Dominic Savio

March 10. A student of Saint John Bosco, Saint Dominic Savio organized a group of students to minister to boys who needed guidance and help. Due to illness, how

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

Saint Frances of Rome is the Patron Saint of: Motorists Widows

Saint Frances of Rome

March 9. Saint Frances of Rome is a good example of what Vatican II hoped for—an active laity who take their baptismal call seriously. Although she lived cent

Saint Felicity is the Patron Saint of: Widows Mothers of Deceased Sons

Saints Perpetua and Felicity

March 7. The Church faced persecutions early on in its history. Saints Perpetua and Felicity are two well-known names among the martyrs. While we don’t know m

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows is the Patron Saint of: Clergy Students Young People

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

February 27. Disappointments, setbacks, loss, and suffering seem to define the life of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. But undeterred by whatever happened

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio is the Patron Saint of: Travelers

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

February 25. Some holy people have a rather full life spread over a couple of vocations. Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio is such a person having been married twic

Blessed John of Fiesole is the Patron Saint of: Christian Artists

Blessed John of Fiesole

February 18. Blessed John of Fiesolo, a Dominican Friar, is also known as Fra. Angelico. He is famous for his devotional artwork and used his talents to praise

Saints Cyril and Methodius are the Patron Saints of:  Slavic Peoples  Ecumenism

Saints Cyril and Methodius

February 14. Often missionaries face the difficulties of language and culture. Saints Cyril and Methodius were no exceptions. But they faced the difficulties by

Saint Jerome Emiliani is the Patron Saint of: Orphans Abandoned Children

Saint Jerome Emiliani

February 9. An orphan at the age of 15, Saint Jerome Emiliani ran away from home and ran into some trouble. He ended up in prison where he had time to think. Af

Countries

Saint Peter Chanel is the Patron Saint of: Oceania

Saint Peter Chanel

April 28. A Marist priest and the first martyr of the South Pacific, Saint Peter Chanel worked on the island of Futuna. Struggling and having little success in

Saint Catherine of Siena is the Patron Saint of: Europe Fire Prevention Italy

Saint Catherine of Siena

April 29. Saint Catherine of Siena was a Third Order Dominican known for her contemplation and prayer—as well as her involvement in Church and civil affairs.

Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of: Belgium Canada Carpenters China Fathers Happy death Peru Russia Social Justice Travelers Universal Church Vietnam Workers

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

March 19. We know very little about Saint Joseph, except that he was the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. Scripture calls him a just man and points o

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of: Engineers Ireland Nigeria

Saint Patrick

March 17. We probably know more legends about Saint Patrick than facts. But from the amount of work he did, and by the after-effects of that work, we can unders

Saint Casimir is the Patron Saint of: Lithuania Poland Russia

Saint Casimir

March 4. While Saint Casimir was born into a noble family, and was himself in line to be king, he opted instead for a life of prayer, and as a youth vowed perpe

Saint David of Wales is the Patron Saint of: Wales

Saint David of Wales

March 1. Saint David of Wales was by legend the nephew of King Arthur. He was educated under the tutelage of Saint Paulinus, whose sight he allegedly restored.

Saint Ansgar is the Patron Saint of: Denmark

Saint Ansgar

February 1. Saint Ansgar was a Benedictine missionary who spent his life trying to convert northern Europe. It seems for every step he took forward, he ended up

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Saint Peter Chanel is the Patron Saint of: Oceania

Saint Peter Chanel

April 28. A Marist priest and the first martyr of the South Pacific, Saint Peter Chanel worked on the island of Futuna. Struggling and having little success in

Saint Catherine of Siena is the Patron Saint of: Europe Fire Prevention Italy

Saint Catherine of Siena

April 29. Saint Catherine of Siena was a Third Order Dominican known for her contemplation and prayer—as well as her involvement in Church and civil affairs.

Saint Mark is the Patron Saint of: Notaries

Saint Mark

April 25. Most likely the first of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Saint Mark is brief and pointed. Saint Mark has one goal, to present Jesus as God’s crucifi

Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of: Belgium Canada Carpenters China Fathers Happy death Peru Russia Social Justice Travelers Universal Church Vietnam Workers

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

March 19. We know very little about Saint Joseph, except that he was the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus. Scripture calls him a just man and points o

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of: Engineers Ireland Nigeria

Saint Patrick

March 17. We probably know more legends about Saint Patrick than facts. But from the amount of work he did, and by the after-effects of that work, we can unders

Saint Louise de Marillac is the Patron Saint of: Social workers

Saint Louise de Marillac

March 15. Saint Louise de Marillac had an open heart for the poor. Along with Saint Vincent de Paul, she eventually formed what would become a religious order k

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

Saint Dominic Savio is the Patron Saint of: Choirboys Juvenile delinquents

Saint Dominic Savio

March 10. A student of Saint John Bosco, Saint Dominic Savio organized a group of students to minister to boys who needed guidance and help. Due to illness, how

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: Booksellers Firefighters Heart Patients Hospitals Nurses Printers Sick

Saint John of God

March 8. Saint John of God’s life story is proof of the possibility of conversion and change with the grace of our merciful God. The first part of his life wa

Saint Frances of Rome is the Patron Saint of: Motorists Widows

Saint Frances of Rome

March 9. Saint Frances of Rome is a good example of what Vatican II hoped for—an active laity who take their baptismal call seriously. Although she lived cent

Saint Felicity is the Patron Saint of: Widows Mothers of Deceased Sons

Saints Perpetua and Felicity

March 7. The Church faced persecutions early on in its history. Saints Perpetua and Felicity are two well-known names among the martyrs. While we don’t know m

Saint Casimir is the Patron Saint of: Lithuania Poland Russia

Saint Casimir

March 4. While Saint Casimir was born into a noble family, and was himself in line to be king, he opted instead for a life of prayer, and as a youth vowed perpe

Saint David of Wales is the Patron Saint of: Wales

Saint David of Wales

March 1. Saint David of Wales was by legend the nephew of King Arthur. He was educated under the tutelage of Saint Paulinus, whose sight he allegedly restored.

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows is the Patron Saint of: Clergy Students Young People

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

February 27. Disappointments, setbacks, loss, and suffering seem to define the life of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. But undeterred by whatever happened

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio is the Patron Saint of: Travelers

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

February 25. Some holy people have a rather full life spread over a couple of vocations. Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio is such a person having been married twic