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Patron saints of the Catholic Church


  • Accountants: St.Matthew
  • Actors: St.Genesius
  • Advertisers: St.Bernardino if Sena
  • Altar boys: St.John Berchmans (August 13)
  • Anesthetists: St.Rene Goupil
  • Animals: St.Francis, October 4
  • Animals, domestic: St.Ambrose, December 7; St.Cornelius, September 16
  • Archers: St.Sebastian
  • Architects/builders: St.Barbara (December 4 ); St.Thomas, ap, July 3
  • Armorers: St.Sebastian, January 20
  • Armories: St.Lawrence, August 10
  • Art: St.Catherine Bologna (March 9)
  • Artillerymen: St.Barbara (December 4 )
  • Artists: St.Luke, October 18; Michael, aa, September 29
  • Astronomers: St.Dominic, August 8
  • Athletes: St.Sebastian, January 20
  • Authors: St.Francis de Sales, January 29; St.Lucy, December 13
  • Aviators: St.Joseph of Cupertino (September 18); St.Therese of Lisieux, October 1; Our Lady of Loreto (December 10)
  • Bakers: St.Elizabeth of Hungary, November 17; St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6; St.Peter, ap, June 29
  • Bald people: St.Hedwig
  • Bankers: St.Matthew, September 21
  • Barbers: St.Cosmas and Damian, September 26; St.Louis of France, August 25
  • Barren women: St.Anthony of Padua, June 13; Felicity, March 7
  • Basket-makers: St.Anthony, ab, January 17
  • Beekeepers: St.Ambrose, December 7; St.Bernard of Clairvaux, August 20
  • Beggars: St.Elizabeth of Hungary, November 17; St.Giles (September 1); St.Alexis (July 17); St.Martin of Tours, November 11
  • Blacksmiths: St.Dunstan (May 19)
  • Blind: St.Dunstan (May 19); St.Odilia (December 13); St.Raphael, aa, September 29; St.Lucy, December13
  • Blood banks: St.Januarius
  • Bodily ills: St.Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
  • Bookbinders: St.Peter Celestine (May 19)
  • Bookkeepers: St.Matthew
  • Booksellers: St.John, e, December 27
  • Boy Scouts: St.George, April 23
  • Brewers: St.Boniface, June 5; St.Augustine, August 28; Luke, October 18; St.Nicholas of Myra, Dec 6
  • Bricklayers: St.Stephen, December 26
  • Brides: St.Dorothy (February 6); St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6
  • Builders: St.Vincent Ferrer, April 5
  • Butchers: St.Anthony, ab, January 17; St.Adrian (September 8); St.Luke, e, October 18; St.Peter, ap, June 29
  • Cab drivers: St.Fiacre (September 1 in Ireland)
  • Cabinet makers: St.Anne, July 26
  • Cancer patients: St.Peregrine (May 1)
  • Canonists: St.Raymond of Penafort
  • Captives: St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6
  • Carpenters: St.Joseph, March 19; St.Thomas, July 3
  • Catechists: St.Viator, St.Charles Borromeo, St.Robert Bellarmine
  • Catholic action: St.Francis of Assisi, October 4
  • Catholic writers/press: St.Francis de Sales, January 24
  • Cattle: St.Cornelius, September 16
  • Cavalrymen: St.George, April 23
  • Charitable societies: St.Vincent de Paul, September 27
  • Children: St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6; St.Pancras, May 12
  • Children’s choir: Holy Innocents, December 28 (:,I,
  • Chivalry: St.George, April 23 ;i:
  • Church universal: St.Joseph, March 19 ~’
  • Clerics: St.Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother (February 27) (,;0;;;;
  • Clock-makers: St.Peter, June 29 ;
  • Cloth workers (fullers): St.Severus (October 22? , November 8?)
  • Comedians: St.Vitus (June 15)
  • Communication workers: St.Gabriel, September 29 r
  • Confessors: St.Alphonsus Liguori, August 1; St.John Nepomucene (May 16)
  • Convulsion in children: St.Scholastica, February 10
  • Cooks: St.Lawrence, August 10; Martha, July 29
  • Coppersmiths: St.Benedict, July 11
  • Crops, protector of: St.Ansovinus
  • Dairy workers: St.Bridget of Sweden, July 23
  • Deaf: St.Francis de Sales, January 24
  • Dentists: St.Apollonia (February 9)
  • Desperate situations: St.Jude Thaddacus, October 28; St.Gregory of Neocaesarea (“the Wonderworker”) (November 17)
  • Dietitians, hospital: St.Martha
  • Disabled: St.Giles (September 1)
  • Dog bites: St.Vitus
  • Drapers: St.Ursula (October 21)
  • Druggists: St.Cosmas and Damian, September 26; St.James the Less, ap, May 3
  • Dying: St.Joseph, March 19; Barbara (December 4)
  • Ecology: St.Francis of Assisi, October 4
  • Elderly: St.Anthony of Padua, June 13
  • Emigrants: St.Frances Xavier Cabrini, November 13
  • Engaged couples: St.Agnes, January 21
  • Engineers: St.Joseph, March 19; Ferdinand III (May 30)
  • Epilepsy: St.Vitus, St.Willibrord
  • Expectant mothers: St.Raymond Nonnatus (August 31 ); St.Gerard Majella (October 16)
  • Eye trouble: St.Lucy, December 13
  • Falsely accused: St.Raymond Nonnatus (August 31 )
  • Family: St.Joseph, March 19
  • Farmers: St.George, April 23; Isidore, May 15
  • Fire prevention: St.Catherine of Siena, April 29; St.Barbara (December 4)
  • Firefighters: St.Florian
  • First Communicants: St.Tarcisius (August 15)
  • Fishermen: St.Andrew, November 30
  • Florists: St.Dorothy (February 6); St.Therese of Lisieux, October 1
  • Forest workers: St.John Gualbert (July 12)
  • Founders: St.Barbara (December 4)
  • Foundlings: St.Holy Innocents, December 28
  • Funeral directors: St.Joseph of Arimathea (March 17); St.Dismas (March 25)
  • Gardeners: St.Agnes, January 21; Dorothy (February 6); St.Trypho (November 10); St.Fiacre (September 1 in Ireland)
  • Geometricians: St.Thomas, ap, July 3
  • Glass workers: St.Luke, October 18
  • Glaziers (people who fit glass in windows): St.Mark, April 25
  • Goldsmiths: St.Dunstan (May 19)
  • Grave diggers and graveyards: St.Anthony, ab, January 17
  • Grace, those in need: St.Teresa of Avila, October 15
  • Greetings: St.Valentine (February 14)
  • Grocers: St.Michael, aa, September 29
  • Guardian angels: St.Raphael, aa, September 29
  • Gunners: St.Barbara (December 4)
  • Hairdressers: St.Martin de Porres, November 3
  • Happy death: St.Joseph, March 19
  • Hatters: St.James the Less, ap, May 3
  • Haymakers: St.Gervase and Protase (June 19)
  • Headaches: St.Teresa of Avila, October 15
  • Heart ailments: St.John of God, March 8
  • Homemakers: St.Anne
  • Hospitality: St.Julian the Hospitaller (February 12)
  • Hospital Administrators: St.Basil the Great, St.Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Hospitals: St.Camillus de Lellis, July 14; John of God, March 8; St.Jude Thaddaeus, ap, October 28
  • Housewives: St.Anne, July 26; Martha, July 29
  • Hunters: St.Hubert (November 3)
  • Immigrants: St.Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Innkeepers: St.Martin of Tours, November 11
  • Interior souls: St.Joseph, March 19
  • Invalids: St.Roch (August 16)
  • Ironmongers: St.Sebastian, January 20
  • Jewelers: St.Eligius (December 1)
  • Journalists: St.Francis de Sales, January 24
  • Jurists: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25); St.John of Capistrano, October 23
  • Laborers: St.Isidore, May 15; St.James, July 25
  • Lawyers: St.Ivo of Chartres (June 17); St.Genesius (August 25)
  • Learning: St.Ambrose, December 7; St.Acca (November 27)
  • Librarians: St.Jerome, September 30
  • Locksmiths: St.Dunstan (May 19)
  • Lost things: St.Anthony, ab, January 17
  • Lovers: St.Raphael, aa, September 29
  • Maidens: St.Agnes, January 21; St.Margaret (July 20); St.Ursula (October 21 )
  • Mail carriers: St.Gabriel, September 29
  • Marble workers: St.Clement I (November 23)
  • Mariners: St.Michael, aa, September 29;St.Nicholas of Tolentino (September 10)
  • Medical technicians: St.Albertus Magnus
  • Mentally ill: St.Dymphna (May 15)
  • Merchants: St.Francis of Assisi, October 4; St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6
  • Messengers: St.Gabriel, aa
  • Metalworkers: St.Eligius (December 1 )
  • Military chaplains: St.John Capistrano
  • Millers: St.Victor (July 21 )
  • Miners: St.Barbara (December 4)
  • Missions: St.Francis Xavier, December 3; St.Therese of Lisieux, October 1
  • Missions, Black: St.Peter Claver, September 9; Benedict the Moor (April 4)
  • Missions, home: St.Leonard of Port Maurice (November 26)
  • Moral theologians: St.Alphonsus Liguori, August 1
  • Mothers: St.Monica, August 27; Anne, July 26
  • Motorcyclists: St.Our Lady of Grace (May 31 )
  • Motorists: St.Christopher (July 25)
  • Mountaineers: St.Bernard of Menthon (May 28)
  • Musicians: St.Cecilia, November 22; St.Gregory the Great, September 3; St.Paul, June 29
  • Notaries: St.Mark, April 25; Luke, October 18
  • Nurses: St.Agatha, February 5; St.Alexis (July 17); St.Camillus de Lellis, July 14; St.Raphael, September 29; John of God, March 8;St. Margaret of Scotland (November 16)
  • Nursing and Nursing Services: St.Elizabeth of Hungary, St.Catherine of Siena
  • Orators: St.John Chrysostom
  • Orphans: St.Jerome Emiliani (July 20)
  • Painters: St.John the Evangelist, December 27; St.Luke, October 18
  • Paratroopers: St.Michael
  • Pawnbrokers: St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6
  • Peasants: St.Margaret (July 20)
  • Penitents: St.Mary Magdalene, July 22
  • Pharmacists: St.Cosmas and Damian, September 26
  • Philosophers: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25); St.Justin, June 1
  • Physicians: St.Cosmas and Damian, September 26; St.Luke, October 18; St.Raphael, September 29
  • Pilgrims: St.Alexis (July 17); St.James, July 25
  • Plague-stricken: St.Roch (August 16)
  • Plasterers: St.Bartholomew, August 24
  • Poets: St.Cecilia, November 22
  • Poisoning: St.Benedict, July 11
  • Policemen: St.Michael, September 29
  • Poor: St.Lawrence, August 10; Anthony of Padua, June 13
  • Porters: St.Christopher (July 25)
  • Possessed: St.Bruno, October 6; Denis, October 9
  • Postal workers: St.Gabriel, September 29
  • Potters: St.Sebastian, January 20
  • Preachers: St.John Chrysostom, September 13
  • Priests: St.John Vianney, August 4; Paul, June 29
  • Printers: St.Augustine, August 28; John the Evangelist, December 27; St.Genesius of Aries
    (August 25); John of God, March 8
  • Prisoners: St.Dismas (March 26); Barbara (December 4)
  • Prisons: St.Joseph Cafasso (June 23)
  • Public relations: St.Bernardino of Siena
  • Publishers: St.John the Evangelist, December 27; St.Francis de Sales, January 24
  • Radiologists: St.Michael, aa, September 29
  • Radio workers: St.Gabriel
  • Retreats: St.Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
  • Rheumatism: St.James the Greater, July 25
  • Saddlers: St.Crispin and Crispinian (October 25)
  • Sailors: St.Cuthbert (March 20); Erasmus (June 2); St.Nicholas of Tolentino, (September 10); St.Brendan (May 16); St.Eulalia (December 10); St.Christopher (July 25); St.Peter Gonzales (April 15)
  • Scholars: St.Bridget of Sweden, July 23
  • Schools: St.Thomas Aquinas, January 28
  • School children: St.Benedict, July 11; St.Lawrence, August 10
  • Scientists: St.Albert the Great, November 15
  • Sculptors: St.Luke, October 18; St.Claude (November 8)
  • Secretaries: St.Genesius of Aries (August 25)
  • Seminarians: St.Charles Borromeo, November 4
  • Servants, domestic: St.Zita (April 27); Martha, July 29 it
  • Shepherds: St.Cuthbert (March 20)
  • Shoemakers: St.Crispin and Crispinian (October 25) n:
  • Sick: St.Michael, September 29; John of God, March 8; St.Philomena (August 11 )
  • Silversmiths: St.Andronicus (October 11 )
  • Singers: St.Gregory, September 3; St.Cecilia, November 22
  • Singles: St.Andrew, November 30
  • Skaters: St.Ledwina (April 14)
  • Skiers: St.Bernard of Menthon (May 28)
  • Social workers: St.Louise de Marillac
  • Smiths: St.Eliguis (December 1 )
  • Snake bites: St.Vitus
  • Soldiers: St.George, April 23; St.Adrian (September 8); St.Michael, aa, September 29; St.Ignatius of Loyola, July 31; St.Sebastian, January 20; Martin of Tours, November 11; St.Joan of Arc (May 30)
  • Sore throat: St.Blaise, February 3
  • Speleologists: St.Benedict
  • Spinsters: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25)
  • Stenographers: St.Genesius (August 25); Cassian (December 3)
  • Stonecutters: St.Clement, November 23
  • Stonemasons: St.Stephen, December 26; Barbara (December 4)
  • Students: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25); St.Jerome, September 30; St.Thomas Aquinas, January 28
  • Surgeons: St.Cosmas and Damian, September 26
  • Swineherds: St.Anthony, June 13
  • Tailors: St.Boniface, June 5; Martin of Tours, November 11; St.Homobonus (November 13)
  • Tanners: St.Crispin and Crispinian (October 25); St.Lawrence, August 10
  • Tax collectors: St.Matthew, September 21
  • Teachers: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25); St.Gregory the Great, September 3; St.Ursula (October 21 ); St.John Baptist de La Salle, April 7
  • Telegraph/Telephone/Television workers: St.Gabriel, aa, September 29; Clare, August 11
  • Television: St.St. Clare, August 11
  • Tentmakers: St.Paul, June 29
  • Tertiaries: St.Louis of France, August 25; St.Elizabeth of Hungary, November 17
  • Theologians: St.Augustine, August 28
  • Travelers: St.Christopher (July 25); St.Julian the Hospitaller (February 12); St.Gertrude, November 16; St.Raphael, aa, September 29
  • Universities: Blessed Contardo Ferrini
  • Vocations: St.Alphonsus, August 1
  • Watchmen: St.Peter of Alcantara (October 19)
  • Weavers: St.Paul the Hermit (January 15); St.Anastasia (December 25)
  • Wheelwrights: St.Catherine of Alexandria (November 25)
  • Widows: St.Paula
  • Wine growers: St.Vincent, January 22
  • Wine merchants: St.Amand (February 6)
  • Women in labor: St.Anne, July 26
  • Womeds Army Corps: St.Genevieve (January 3)
  • Workers: St.Joseph, May 1
  • Writers: St.Francis de Sales
  • Yachtsmen: St.Adjutor
  • Young boys: St.Dominic Savio
  • Young girls: St.Agnes, January 21
  • Youth: St.Aloysius Gonzaga, June 21; St.John Berchmans (August 13); St.Gabriel Possenti (February 27)

Patron Saints of Countries

  • Americas: St.Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Lima
  • Angola: St.Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Argentina: St.Our Lady of Lujan
  • Armenia: St.Gregory Illuminator (October 1 )
  • Australia: St.Francis Xavier, December 3
  • Belgium: St.Joseph, March 19
  • Bohemia: St.Wenceslaus, September 28; St.Ludmilla, grandmother of Wenceslaus (September 16); St.John Nepomucene (May 16)
  • Bolivia: St.Our Lady of Copacabana (“Virgen de la Candelaria”)
  • Borneo: St.Francis Xavier, December 3
  • Brazil: St.Immaculate Conception, December 8
  • Canada: St.Joseph, March 19; Anne, July 26
  • Chile: St.James the Greater, July 25; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16
  • China: St.Joseph, March 19
  • Colombia: St.Peter Claver, September 9; Louis Bertrand (October 9)
  • Cuba: St.Our Lady of Charity
  • Cyprus: St.Barnabas
  • Czech Republic: St.Wenceslaus, September 28; St.John Nepomucene (May 16); St.Procopius (July 8)
  • Denmark: St.Anskar, February 3; Canute IV (January 19)
  • Dominican Republic: Our Lady of High Grace (April 4); St.Dominic, August 8
  • East Indies: St.Thomas, ap, July 3
  • Ecuador: St.Sacred Heart
  • El Salvador: St.Our Lady of Peace
  • England: St.George, April 23
  • Ethiopia: St.Frumentius
  • Europe (co-patrons): St.Benedict, July 11; St.Cyril and St.Methodius, February 14
  • Finland: St.Henry I July 13
  • France: St.Joan of Arc (May 30); St.Denis, October 9
  • Germany: St.Boniface, June 5
  • Greece: St.Nicholas of Myra, December 6
  • Holland: St.Willibrord (November 7)
  • Hungary: St.Stephen of Hungary (king), August 16
  • Iceland: St.Thorlac
  • India: St.Our Lady of Assumption, August 15
  • Ireland: St.Patrick, March 17; St.Brigid of Kildare (February 1); St.Columba {June 9)
  • Italy: St.Francis of Assisi, October 4; St.Catherine of Siena, April 29
  • Japan: St.Peter Baptist (February 5)
  • Korea: St.Joseph and Mary; Mother of the Church
  • Lithuania: St.Casimir, March 4; St.Cunegunda (March 3)
  • Luxembourg: St.Willibrord
  • Malta: St.Paul, Our Lady of the Assumption
  • Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12
  • Monaco: St.Devota
  • Netherlands: St.Willibrord
  • New Zealand: St.Our Lady Help of Christians
  • Norway: St.Olaf (July 29)
  • Paraguay: Our Lady of Assumption, August 15
  • Papua New Guinea: St.Michael the Archangel
  • Peru: St.Joseph
  • Philippines: Sacred Heart of Mary (August 22)
  • Poland: St.Casimir, March 4
  • Portugal: Immaculate Conception, December 8; St.Francis Borgia (October 10); St.Anthony of Padua, June 13
  • Russia: St.Andrew, November 30; St.Nicholas, December 6
  • Scandinavia: St.Ansgar .,
  • Scotland: St.Andrew, November 30
  • Slovakia: Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15
  • South America: St.Rose of Lima
  • Solomon Islands: Most Holy Name of Mary
  • Spain: St.James the Greater (July 25); Teresa, October 15
  • Sri Lanka: St.Lawrence
  • Sweden: St.Bridget, July 23; St.Eric (May 18)
  • Switzerland: St.Gall
  • Tanzania: Immaculate Conception
  • Union of South Africa: Our Lady of Assumption, August 15
  • United States of America: Immaculate Conception, December 8
  • Uruguay: Our Lady of Lujan
  • Venezuela: Our Lady of Coromoto
  • Wales: St.David (March 1 )
  • West Indies: St.Gertrude

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