Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Saint Giles

Saint Giles

Also known as
Aegidus
Egidio
Memorial
1 September

patron saint against breast cancer
patron saint against epilepsy
patron saint against fear of night
patron saint against insanity
patron saint against leprosy
patron saint against mental illness
patron saint against noctiphobia
patron saint against sterility
patron saint of beggars
patron saint of blacksmiths
patron saint of breast feeding
patron saint of cancer patients
patron saint of cripples
patron saint of disabled people
patron saint of Edinburgh, Scotland
patron saint of epileptics
patron saint of forests
patron saint of handicapped people
patron saint of hermits
patron saint of horses
patron saint of lepers
patron saint of mentally ill people
patron saint of noctiphobics
patron saint of physically challenged people
patron saint of paupers
patron saint of poor people
patron saint of rams
patron saint of spur makers
patron saint of Tolfa, Italy
patron saint of woods

Patron Saint of Difficult Marriages

Patron Saint of difficult marriages

Castora Gabrielli
Catherine of Genoa
Dorothy of Montau
Edward the Confessor
Elizabeth of Portugal
Fabiola
Gengulphus
Godelieve
Gummarus
Hedwig
Helena
Louis IX
Margaret the Barefooted
Marguerite d'Youville
Monica
Nicholas of Flue
Olaf II
Pharaildis
Philip Howard
Radegunde
Rita of Cascia
Theodore of Sykeon
Thomas More
Wilgefortis
Zedislava Berka

Saint Valentine of Rome

Saint Valentine of Rome

Memorial
14 February

patron saint of affianced couples
patron saint against epilepsy
patron saint against fainting
patron saint against plague
patron saint of bee keepers
patron saint of betrothed couples
patron saint of Bussolengo, Italy
patron saint of engaged couples
patron saint of greeting card manufacturers
patron saint of greetings
patron saint of happy marriages
patron saint of love
patron saint of lovers
patron saint of travellers
patron saint of young people

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

Also known as
Joseph the Betrothed
Joseph the Worker
Memorial
19 March
1 May (Joseph the Worker)

patron saint against doubt, patron saint against hesitation, patron saint of the Americas, patron saint of Anchorage, Alaska, archdiocese of, patron saint of Austria, patron saint of Balanga, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of Bangued, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, diocese of,
, patron saint of Belgium, patron saint of Biloxi, Mississippi, diocese of, patron saint of Birkirkara, Malta,patron saint of Bohemia, patron saint of Buffalo, New York, diocese of, patron saint of bursars, patron saint of Butuan, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of cabinetmakers, patron saint of Canada, patron saint of Candian Armed Forces (in 1941), patron saint of Carinthia, patron saint of carpenters, patron saint of Castelplanio, Ancona, Italy, patron saint of Catholic patron saint of Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX), patron saint of Cheyenne, Wyoming, diocese of, patron saint of China, patron saint of Cologne, Germany, archdiocese of, patron saint of confectioners, patron saint of craftsmen, patron saint of Croatian people (in 1687 by decree of the Croatian parliment), patron saint of Daet, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of Deschambault, Quebec, Canada, patron saint of dying people, patron saint of emigrants, patron saint of engineers, patron saint of expectant mothers, patron saint of families, patron saint of fathers, patron saint of Florence, Italy, patron saint of Fonte Nuova, Italy, patron saint of happy death, patron saint of Hartford, Connecticut, archdiocese of, patron saint of holy death, patron saint of house hunters, patron saint of immigrants, patron saint of interior souls, patron saint of Itanagar, India, diocese of, patron saint of Kalkara, Malta, patron saint of Korea, patron saint of La Crosse, Wisconsin, diocese of, patron saint of La Spezia, Italy, patron saint of laborers, patron saint of Ladispoli, Italy, patron saint of Laguna Indian Pueblo, patron saint of Louisville, Kentucky, archdiocese of, patron saint of Manchester, New Hampshire, diocese of, patron saint of Mangalore, India, diocese of, patron saint of married people, patron saint of Menevia, Wales, diocese of, patron saint of Mexico, patron saint of Msida, Malta, patron saint of Nashville, Tennessee, diocese of, patron saint of New France, patron saint of New World, patron saint of Oblates of Saint Joseph, patron saint of Orvieto, Italy, patron saint of Osnabrück, Germany, diocese of, patron saint of people in doubt, patron saint of people who fight Communism, patron saint of Peru, patron saint of pioneers, patron saint of pregnant women, patron saint of protection of the Church, patron saint of Qala, Gozo, Malta, patron saint of Querceta, Italy, patron saint of Radazzo, Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Rarotonga, Cook Islands, diocese of, patron saint of Romblon, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of San Jose, California, diocese of, patron saint of San Jose, Mindoro, Philippines, apostolic vicariate of, patron saint of San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of Santa Marinella, Italy,
Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, diocese of, patron saint of social justice, patron saint of Spadafora, Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Styria, Austria, patron saint of Tagbilaran, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of travellers, patron saint of Turin, Italy, patron saint of Tyrol, Austria, patron saint of unborn children, patron saint of Universal Church (1847 by Blessed Pope Pius IX), patron saint of Vatican II, patron saint of Viet Nam, patron saint of Virac, Philippines, diocese of, patron saint of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, diocese of, patron saint of wheelwrights, patron saint of workers, patron saint of working people ,

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Patron Saint of Teachers

patron saints of teachers, educators

* Catherine of Alexandria
* Francis de Sales
* Gregory the Great
* John Baptist de La Salle
* Ursula

* other saints and beati who were teachers include
o Abbo of Fleury
o Abibas
o Adalbero
o Adelard
o Ado of Vienne
o Adrian of Canterbury
o Agatha Lin
o Agathangelus Nourry
o Agrecius of Trier
o Albert of Sicily
o Albert the Great
o Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga
o Aldhelm
o Alexander Sauli
o Alfons Maria Mazurek
o Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster
o Alphonsa of India
o Ambrose of Milan
o Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena
o Anatolius of Alexandria
o Andrea Carlo Ferrari
o Andrea Giacinto Longhin
o Andrew Bobola
o Andrew Ishchak
o Angelus Agostini Mazzinghi
o Angelus of Furci
o Anne Mary Javouhey
o Anselmo Polanco
o Anthony Baldinucci
o Anton Martin Slomsek
o Arnold Janssen
o Arnold Reche
o Arsenius
o Augustine Novello
o Augustine of Hippo

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Also known as
Father of Modern Education
Memorial
7 April
formerly 15 May
patron saint of educators
patron saint of school principals
patron saint of teachers

Prayer to Saint John Baptist de la Salle

Well-known Founder of the Congregation of the Brothers of Christian Schools, orthodox and prayerful theologian, you realized the very great value of competent Christian educators. How great your wholesome influence has been! Make you followers continue to be Christlike models for all their students who in turn will edify others. Amen.

Today's Saints

* Achilles of Larissa
* Achilles of Thessaly
* Andrew Abellon
* Andrew of Troas
* Bercthun of Beverley
* Bertha of Bingen
* Britwin of Beverley
* Caesarea
* Cassius of Clermont
* Colman McO'Laoighse
* Decius
* Dionysia of Troas
* Dymphna
* Gerebernus
* Hallvard of Oslo
* Hesychius
* Hilary of Galeata
* Indaletius
* Isaias
* Isidore of Chios
* Isidore the Farmer
* Jesaja of Rostov
* Leonard of Camaldoli
* Magdalen Albrizzi
* Maximus of Clermont
* Nicholas the Mystic
* Paul of Troas
* Peter of Lampsacus
* Rupert of Bingen
* Silvanus of Tabennisi
* Simplicius of Sardinia
* Torquatus and Companions
* Victorinus of Clermont
* Vitesindus of Córdoba
* Waldalenus
* Wolferius of Vienne

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Saint John of God

Saint John of God

Also known as
Juan de Dios
Memorial
8 March

patron saint against sickness
patron saint of alcoholics
patron saint of alcoholism
patron saint of bodily ills
patron saint of bookbinders
patron saint of booksellers
patron saint of dying people
patron saint of firefighters
patron saint of heart patients
patron saint of hospitals
patron saint of hospital workers
patron saint of nurses
patron saint of publishers
patron saint of printers
patron saint of sick people
patron saint of Tultepec, Mexico

Patron Saints of Firefighters

patron saints of firefighters

Barbara
Catherine of Siena
Eustachius
Florian
John of God

Patron Saint of breast cancer

Patron Saints of breast cancer

Agatha
Aldegundis
Giles
Peregrine Laziosi

Patron Saint of Nurses

Patron Saint of nurses

Agatha
Alexius
Camillus of Lellis
Catherine of Alexandria
Catherine of Siena
John of God
Margaret of Antioch
Raphael the Archangel

Patron Saint of pregnant women

patron saint of expectant mothers, patron saint of pregnant women, patron saint of pregnancy

Anne
Anthony of Padua
Dominic of Silos
Elizabeth
Gerard Majella
Joseph
Margaret of Antioch
Raymond Nonnatus
Silvia of Rome
Ulric

Patron Saint of Childbirth

Patron saint of birth, Patron saint of childbirth

Blessed Virgin Mary
Erasmus
Gerard Majella
Leonard of Noblac
Lutgardis
Margaret of Antioch
Raymond Nonnatus
Ursus of Aosta

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Also known as
Marina; Margaritha; Marine; Margaretha
Memorial
20 July; 13 July in the Eastern Church

patron saint against sterility; patron saint of childbirth; patron saint of dying people; patron saint of escape from devils; patron saint of exiles; patron saint of expectant mothers; patron saint of falsely accused people; patron saint of kidney disease; patron saint of loss of milk by nursing mothers; patron saint of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; patron saint of martyrs; patron saint of nurses; patron saint of peasants; patron saint of people in exile; patron saint of pregnant women; patron saint of Queens College Cambridge; patron saint of Rixtel, Nederlands; patron saint of safe childbirth; patron saint of Sannat, Gozo, Malta; patron saint of women; patron saint of women in labour

Patron Saint of Dying People

dying people, invoked by

* Abel
* Barbara
* Benedict
* Catherine of Alexandria
* James the Lesser
* John of God
* Joseph
* Margaret of Antioch
* Michael the Archangel
* Nicholas of Tolentino
* Sebastian

Prayer to Saint Benedict

Admirable Saint and Doctor of Humility, you practiced what you taught, assiduously praying for God's glory and lovingly fulfilling all work for God and the benefit of all human beings. You know the many physical dangers that surround us today, often caused or occasioned by human inventions. Guard us against poisoning of the body as well as of mind and soul, and thus be truly a "Blessed" one for us. Amen.

Prayer to Saint James the Lesser

O Glorious Saint James, you were our Lord's cousin and at the same time his friend and follower. You wrote that every good and perfect gift comes to us from the Father of lights, and that faith without works is useless. You preached the divinity of Jesus until your death as a martyr. Obtain for us from the Father of lights the great gift of a living faith in Jesus' divinity which will inspire us to unstinting labor in the service of God and our fellow human beings and enable us to reach our heavenly destiny. Amen.

Prayer to Saint John of God

Dear Convert, after a sinful life, through the power of God's holy Word you learned to love your fellow human beings. Self-sacrificing, you founded the Society of Hospital Brothers. No wonder the Church made you the patron of patients and nurses. That is why we confidently have recourse to you. Please give assistance to {name of heart patient}, and teach us to be kind like you. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Happy Death

O Blessed Joseph, you gave your last breath in the loving embrace of Jesus and Mary. When the seal of death shall close my life, come with Jesus and Mary to aid me. Obtain for me this solace for that hour - to die with their holy arms around me. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I commend my soul, living and dying, into your sacred arms. Amen.

Patron Saint of Police Officers

police officers

* Michael the Archangel

Memorial
29 September
8 May - Apparition of Saint Michael and Protector of Cornwall

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professionaleyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

* Sebastian

Prayer to Saint Sebastian

Dear Commander at the Roman Emporer's court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings - for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and teh executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen and you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen.

Saint Sebastian

Memorial 20 January

patron Saint against plague, patron Saint of archers, patron Saint of armourers, patron Saint of arrowsmiths, patron Saint of athletes, patron Saint of Bacolod, Philippines, diocese of, patron Saint of bookbinders, patron Saint of Bracciano, Italy, patron Saint of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, patron Saint of Cropani, Italy, patron Saint of diseased cattle, patron Saint of dying people, patron Saint of enemies of religion, patron Saint of fletchers, patron Saint of gardeners, patron Saint of Grondona, Italy, patron Saint of gunsmiths, patron Saint of Huelva, Spain, patron Saint of Hünxe, Germany, patron Saint of iron mongers, patron Saint of lace makers, patron Saint of lace workers, patron Saint of lead workers, patron Saint of masons, patron Saint of Palma, Mallorca, Spain, patron Saint of plague victims, patron Saint of police officers, patron Saint of Pontifical Swiss Guards, patron Saint of Qormi, Malta, patron Saint of racquet makers, patron Saint of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, patron Saint of Rocca Priora, Italy, patron Saint of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, patron Saint of soldiers, patron Saint of Spanish police officers, patron Saint of stone masons, patron Saint of stonecutters, patron Saint of Tarlac, Philippines, diocese of

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher

Also known as
Cristobal
Kester
Kitts
Offero
Memorial
25 July (Roman calendar)
9 March (Greek calendar)

Patron Saint against epilepsy, Patron Saint against floods, Patron Saint against lightning, Patron Saint against pestilence, Patron Saint of archers, Patron Saint of automobile drivers, Patron Saint of automobilists, Patron Saint of bachelors, Patron Saint of Baden, Germany, Patron Saint of Barga, Italy, Patron Saint of boatmen, Patron Saint of bookbinders, Patron Saint of Brunswick, Germany, Patron Saint of bus drivers, Patron Saint of cab drivers, Patron Saint of epileptics, Patron Saint of fruit dealers, Patron Saint of Fubine, Italy, Patron Saint of fullers, Patron Saint of gardeners, Patron Saint of hailstorms, Patron Saint of Havana, Cuba, Patron Saint of holy death, Patron Saint of lightning, Patron Saint of lorry drivers, Patron Saint of mariners, Patron Saint of market carriers, Patron Saint of Mecklenburg, Germany, Patron Saint of motorists, Patron Saint of pestilence, Patron Saint of porters, Patron Saint of Rab, Croatia, Patron Saint of sailors, Patron Saint of Saint Christopher's Island, Patron Saint of Saint Kitts, Patron Saint of storms, Patron Saint of sudden death, Patron Saint of taxi drivers, Patron Saint of toothache, Patron Saint of Toses, Girona, Patron Saint of Catalonia, Spain; Patron Saint of transportation, Patron Saint of transportation workers, Patron Saint of travellers, Patron Saint of truck drivers, Patron Saint of truckers, Patron Saint of watermen

Prayer to Saint Christopher

Dear Saint, you have inherited a beautiful name - Christbearer - as a result of a wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know him. Protect all drivers who often transports those who bear Christ within them. Amen.

Patron Saint of Gardeners

Saint Adam
Saint Adelard
Saint Agnes of Rome
Saint Christopher
Saint Dorothy of Caesarea
Saint Fiacre
Saint Gertrude of Nivelles
Saint Phocas the Gardener
Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Sebastian
Saint Tryphon
Saint Urban of Langres
Saint Werenfridus

Saint Urban of Langres

Saint Urban of Langres

Memorial
2 April
23 January in Langres, France

Patron saint against blight, Patron saint against fainting, Patron saint against faintness, Patron saint against frost, Patron saint against storms, Patron saint of alcoholism, Patron saint of barrel makers, Patron saint of coopers, Patron saint of Dijon, France, Patron saint of fainting, Patron saint of faintness, Patron saint of frost, Patron saint of gardeners, Patron saint of Langres, France, Patron saint of storms, Patron saint of vine dressers, Patron saint of vine growers, Patron saint of vintners

Today's Patron Saints

* Ampelius of Bordighera
* Aprunculus of Clermont
* Boniface of Ferentino
* Carthage the Younger
* Dyfan
* Erembert of Toulouse
* Giles of Santarem
* Henedina of Sardinia
* Justa of Sardinia
* Justina of Sardinia
* Marcian of Syracuse
* Maria Mazzarello
* Matthias the Apostle
* Michael Garicoïts
* Pachomius the Elder
* Petronilla of Moncel
* Pontius of Cimiez
* Tuto of Ratisbon
* Victor
* Vincent of Lerins

Saint Anselm of Nonantola

Saint Anselm of Nonantola

Memorial
3 March

Patron Saint of Nonantola, Italy

Saint Anselm of Lucca the Younger

Saint Anselm of Lucca the Younger

Memorial
18 March

Patron Saint of Mantua, Italy

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Also known as
Anselmo
Anselmo d'Aosta
Doctor of Scholasticism
Memorial
21 April

Prayer for All Classes of People

O Lord, we bring before you the distress and dangers of peoples and nations, the pleas of the imprisoned and the captive, the sorrows of the grief-stricken, the needs of the refugee, the impotence of the weak, the weariness of the despondent, and the diminishments of the aging. O Lord, stay close to all of them. Amen.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Friday, May 9, 2008

Saint Castora Gabrielli

Saint Castora Gabrielli

Memorial
14 June

patron saint of difficult marriages, patron saint of widows

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Also known as
The Peacemaker; Isabel of Portugal; Isabella of Portugal
Memorial
4 July; formerly 8 July

patron saint against jealousy; patron saint of brides; patron saint of charitable societies; patron saint of charitable workers; patron saint of charities; patron saint of Coimbra, Portugal; patron saint of difficult marriages; patron saint of falsely accused people; patron saint invoked in time of war; patron saint of peace; patron saint of queens; patron saint of tertiaries; patron saint of victims of adultery; patron saint of victims of jealousy; patron saint of victims of unfaithfulness; patron saint of widows

Saint Barnabas the Apostle

Saint Barnabas the Apostle

Also known as
Joseph
Memorial
11 June

patron saint against hailstorms
patron saint of Antioch
patron saint of Cyprus
patron saint of invoked as peacemaker
patron saint of Marino, Italy

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Memorial
16 November; formerly 10 June; 16 June in Scotland

Patron saint of death of children; Patron saint of large families; Patron saint of learning; Patron saint of queens; Patron saint of Scotland; Patron saint of widows

Saint Honorius of Amiens

Saint Honorius of Amiens

Also known as
Honoratus; Honortus
Memorial
16 May

patron saint of bakers; patron saint of bakers of holy wafers; patron saint of cake makers; patron saint of confectioners; patron saint of candlemakers; patron saint of chandlers; patron saint of confectioners; patron saint of corn chandlers; patron saint of florists; patron saint of flour merchants; patron saint of oil refiners; patron saint of pastry chefs

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Also known as
The Honey Tongued Doctor
Ambrogio
Memorial
7 December

patron saint of bee keepers
patron saint of bees
patron saint of candlemakers
patron saint of chandlers
patron saint of domestic animals
patron saint of French Commissariat
patron saint of learning
patron saint of Milan, Italy, archdiocese of
patron saint of Milan, Italy, city of
patron saint of schoolchildren
patron saint of students
patron saint of wax melters
patron saint of wax refiners

Saint Acca

Saint Acca

Memorial
20 October; formerly 19 October; 19 February (translation of relics)

Patron Saint of Learning

Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger

Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger

Also known as
Caroline Gerhardinger
Karolina Gerhardinger
Maria Teresa Gerhardinger
Maria Theresia of Jesus
Memorial
9 May

Canonized
pending; if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Theresa, contact Suore Scolastiche di Nostra Signora
Via della Stazione Aurelia, 95
00165 Roma, ITALY
- or -
Arme Schulschwestern von Unserer Lieben Frau
Unterer Anger 2
80331 München, GERMANY

Blessed Nicholas Albergati

Blessed Nicholas Albergati

Memorial
9 May

Patron Saint of learning

Today's Saints

* Adalgar of Hamburg-Bremen
* Albert Thar-Ispan
* Beatus of Lungern
* Beatus of Vendôme
* Brynoth of Scara
* George Preca
* Gerontius of Cervia
* Gofor of Llanover
* Gregory of Ostia
* Hermas of Rome
* John of Châlon
* Nicholas Albergati
* Sanctan of Kill-da-Les
* Stefan Grelewski
* Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger
* Thomas Pickering
* Tudy of Landevennec
* Unknown Martyrs of Persia
* Vincent of Montes

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Patron saint of cancer patients

patron saints of cancer patients; against cancer

* Aldegundis
* Ezekiel Moreno
* Giles
* James Salomone
* Peregrine Laziosi

Patron Saints of Sick People

Patron saints of bodily ills, sick people, sickness, illness

* Alphais
* Alphonsa of India
* Angela Merici
* Angela Truszkowska
* Arthelais
* Bathild
* Bernadette of Lourdes
* Camillus of Lellis
* Catherine del Ricci
* Catherine of Siena
* Drogo
* Edel Quinn
* Elizabeth of the Trinity
* Gerard of Villamagna
* Germaine Cousin
* Gorgonia
* Hugh of Lincoln
* Isabella of France
* Jacinta Marto
* John of God
* Julia Billiart
* Julia Falconieri
* Juliana of Nicomedia
* Louis IX
* Louise de Marillac
* Lydwina of Schiedam
* Maria Bagnesi
* Maria Gabriella
* Maria Mazzarello
* Marie Rose Durocher
* Mary Ann de Paredes
* Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
* Michael the Archangel
* Our Lady of Lourdes
* Paula Frassinetti
* Peregrine Laziosi
* Philomena
* Rafka Al-Rayes
* Raphael the Archangel
* Romula
* Syncletica
* Teresa of Avila
* Teresa Valse Pantellini
* Terese of the Andes
* Therese of Lisieux

Blessed James Salomone

Blessed James Salomone

Also known as
Father of the Poor; James of Salomonio; James Salomonelli; James Salomonio; James Salomonius; James the Venetian
Memorial
31 May

patron saint against cancer; patron saint of cancer patients; patron saint of Forli, Italy

Saint Ezekiel Moreno y Diaz

Saint Ezekiel Moreno y Diaz


Also known as
Ezequiel Moreno y Díaz
Memorial
19 August

patron saint of things related to cancer

Saint Giles

Saint Giles

Also known as
Aegidus; Egidio
Memorial
1 September

patron saint against noctiphobia; patron saint of beggars; patron saint of blacksmiths; patron saint of breast cancer; patron saint of breast feeding; patron saint of cancer patients; patron saint of cripples; patron saint of disabled people; patron saint of Edinburgh Scotland; patron saint of epilepsy; patron saint of epileptics; patron saint of fear of night; patron saint of forests; patron saint of handicapped people; patron saint of hermits; patron saint of horses; patron saint of insanity; patron saint of lepers; patron saint of leprosy; patron saint of mental illness; patron saint of mentally ill people; patron saint of noctiphobics; patron saint of physically challenged people; patron saint of paupers; patron saint of poor people; patron saint of rams; patron saint of spur makers; patron saint of sterility; Tolfa, Italy; patron saint of woods

Saint Aldegundis

Saint Aldegundis

Also known as
Adelgundis
Aldegonda
Aldegonde
Aldegondes
Aldegun
Aldegunais
Aldegund
Orgonne
Memorial
30 January

patron saint against cancer; patron saint against sudden death; patron saint breast cancer; patron saint of cancer patients; patron saint childhood diseases; patron saint of wounds

Saint Casilda of Toledo

Saint Casilda of Toledo

Also known as
Cadilda of Briviesca
Memorial
9 April

patron saint against sterility

Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha

Memorial
5 February

patron saint against eruptions of Mount Etna patron saint against fire patron saint against natural disasters patron saint against volcanic eruptions patron saint of Ali, Sicily, Italy patron saint of bell-founders patron saint of breast cancer patron saint of breast disease patron saint of Catania, Sicily, Italy patron saint of earthquakes patron saint of fire prevention patron saint of jewelers patron saint of martyrs patron saint of nurses patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, Italy patron saint of rape victims patron saint of single laywomen patron saint of sterility patron saint of torture victims patron saint of wet-nurses patron saint of Zamarramala, Spain

Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua

Also known as
Antonio da Padova
Evangelical Doctor
Memorial
13 June

patron saint against barrenness patron saint against shipwrecks patron saint against starvation patron saint against starving patron saint of Amantea, Italy patron saint of American Indians patron saint of amputees patron saint of animals patron saint of Anzio, Italy patron saint of asses patron saint of boatmen patron saint of Brazil patron saint of Beaumont, Texas, diocese of patron saint of Cianciana, Agrigento, Italy patron saint of domestic animals patron saint of Dorado, Puerto Rico patron saint of elderly people patron saint of expectant mothers patron saint of faith in the Blessed Sacrament patron saint of Favara, Italy patron saint of Ferrazzano, Italy patron saint of fishermen patron saint of harvests patron saint of horses patron saint of Lisbon, Portugal patron saint of lost articles patron saint of lower animals patron saint of mail patron saint of mariners patron saint of Masbate, Philippines, diocese of patron saint of oppressed people patron saint of Padua, Italy patron saint of paupers patron saint of poor people patron saint of Portugal patron saint of pregnant women patron saint of sailors patron saint of San Fulgencio, Spain patron saint of Sandia Indian Pueblo patron saint of seekers of lost articles patron saint of shipwrecks patron saint of starvation patron saint of starving people patron saint of sterility patron saint of swineherds patron saint of Tigua Indians patron saint of travel hostesses patron saint of travellers patron saint of watermen

Saint Ulric

Saint Ulric

Also known as
Udalric
Udalrich
Uldaricus
Ulderic
Ulrich
Ulric of Augsburg
Memorial
4 July

patron saint against birth complications Patron Saint against dizziness Patron Saint against faintness Patron Saint against fever Patron Saint against frenzy Patron Saint against mice Patron Saint against moles Patron Saint against vertigo Patron Saint of Augsburg, Germany, city of Patron Saint of Augsburg, Germany, diocese of Patron Saint of Creazzo, Italy Patron Saint of dizziness Patron Saint of faintness Patron Saint of fever Patron Saint of frenzy Patron Saint of happy death Patron Saint of mice Patron Saint of moles Patron Saint of pregnant women Patron Saint of vertigo Patron Saint of weavers

Saint Denis

Saint Denis

Also known as
Denys; Dionysius
Memorial
9 October

Patron saint against frenzy, Patron saint against strife, Patron saint of France, Patron saint of headaches, Patron saint of hydrophobia; Patron saint of Paris, Patron saint of possessed people, Patron saint of rabies

Saint Peter the Apostle

Saint Peter the Apostle

Also known as
Cephas
Kepha
Prince of the Apostles
Simeon
Simon
Simon barJonah
Simon ben Jonah
Simon Peter
Memorial
29 June (feast of Peter and Paul)
22 February (feast of the Chair of Peter, emblematic of the world unity of the Church)
18 November (feast of the dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul)

Patron Saint of Affi, Italy Patron Saint of against frenzy Patron Saint of bakers Patron Saint of Bath Abbey Patron Saint of Belvedere Ostrense, Italy Patron Saint of Berchtesgaden Abbey Patron Saint of Birzebbuga, Malta Patron Saint of Bremen, Germany Patron Saint of bridge builders Patron Saint of butchers Patron Saint of Calbayog, Philippines, diocese of Patron Saint of Capriata d'Orba, Italy Patron Saint of Castelletto d'Orba, Piedmont, Italy Patron Saint of Chartres, France Patron Saint of Chatillon, Aosta, Italy Patron Saint of clock makers Patron Saint of Cluny, France Patron Saint of cobblers Patron Saint of Cologne, Germany Patron Saint of Corbie Abbey Patron Saint of Davao, Philippines, archdiocese of Patron Saint of Exeter College Oxford Patron Saint of Dunajská Streda, Slovakia Patron Saint of feet problems Patron Saint of fever Patron Saint of fishermen Patron Saint of foot problems Patron Saint of Gabiano, Italy Patron Saint of harvesters Patron Saint of Jackson, Mississippi, diocese of Patron Saint of Köpenick, Germany Patron Saint of Lanuvio, Italy Patron Saint of Las Vegas, Nevada, diocese of Patron Saint of Lessines, Belgium Patron Saint of Leuven, Belgium Patron Saint of locksmiths Patron Saint of longevity Patron Saint of Maralal, Kenya, diocese of Patron Saint of Marquette, Michigan, diocese of Patron Saint of masons Patron Saint of Mdina, Malta Patron Saint of Moissac, France Patron Saint of Nadur, Gozo, Malta Patron Saint of Naumburg, Germany Patron Saint of net makers Patron Saint of Obermarsberg, Germany Patron Saint of papacy Patron Saint of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, archdiocese of Patron Saint of popes Patron Saint of Poznan, Poland Patron Saint of Providence, Rhode Island, diocese of Patron Saint of Regensburg, Germany Patron Saint of Rome, Italy Patron Saint of Saint Petersburg, Russia Patron Saint of Scranton, Pennsylvania, diocese of Patron Saint of ship builders Patron Saint of shipwrights Patron Saint of shoemakers Patron Saint of Sint Pieters Rode, Belgium Patron Saint of stone masons Patron Saint of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico Patron Saint of Umbria, Italy Patron Saint of Universal Church Patron Saint of watch makers Patron Saint of Worms, Germany

Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Also known as
Gregory I
Gregory Dialogos
Father of the Fathers
Memorial
3 September

Patron saint against plague
Patron saint of choir boys
Patron saint of educators
Patron saint of England
Patron saint of gout
Patron saint of Kercem, Malta
Patron saint of Legazpi, Philippines, diocese of
Patron saint of masons
Patron saint of musicians
Patron saint of papacy
Patron saint of Popes
Patron saint of schoolchildren
Patron saint of singers
Patron saint of stone masons
Patron saint of stonecutters
Patron saint of students
Patron saint of teachers
Patron saint of West Indies

Today's Saints

* Agostino Roscelli
* Augustine of Nicomedia
* Benedict II, Pope
* Blandinus of Laon
* Boris I of Bulgaria
* Domitian of Huy
* Duje
* Euphrosyna of Terracina
* Flavia Domitilla of Terracina
* Flavius of Nicomedia
* Frederick of Hirschau
* Gisela of Ungarn
* Juvenal of Benevento
* Liudhard of Canterbury
* Maria Louise Trichet
* Michael Ulumbijski
* Notkar Balbulus
* Peter of Pavia
* Placid of Autun
* Quadratus of Herbipolis
* Rose Venerini
* Serenicus of Hyesmes
* Serenus of Hyesmes
* Theodora of Terracina
* Villanus of Gubbio

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Saint Matthias the Apostle

Saint Matthias the Apostle

Memorial
14 May

patron saint of alcoholism; patron saint of carpenters; patron saint of diocese of Gary, Indiana; patron saint of diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana; patron saint of reformed alcoholics; patron saint of smallpox; patron saint of tailors

Saint Germaine Cousin

Saint Germaine Cousin

Also known as
Germana Cousin; Germaine of Pibrac; Germana
Memorial
15 June
Patron saint of abandoned people; Patron saint of abuse victims; against poverty; bodily ills; Patron saint of child abuse victims; Patron saint of disabled people; Patron saint of girls from rural areas; Patron saint of handicapped people; Patron saint of illness; Patron saint of impoverishment; Patron saint of loss of parents; Patron saint of peasant girls; Patron saint of physically challenged people; Patron saint of poverty; Patron saint of shepherdesses; Patron saint of sick people; Patron saint of sickness; Patron saint of unattractive people; Patron saint of victims of abuse; Patron saint of victims of child abuse; Patron saint of young country girls

Saint Fabiola

Saint Fabiola

Memorial
27 December

patron saint of difficult marriages, patron saint of divorced people, patron saint of victims of abuse, patron saint of victims of adultery, patron saint of victims of unfaithfulness, patron saint of widows

Saint Agostina Petrantoni

Saint Agostina Petrantoni


Also known as
Agostina Pietrantoni
Livia Pietrantoni
Livia Petrantoni
Memorial
13 November

patron saint of abuse victims, against impoverishment, against poverty, patron saint of impoverishment, patron saint of martyrs, patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety, patron saint of poverty, patron saint of victims of abuse

Saint Adelaide

Saint Adelaide

Also known as
Adelaide of Burgundy
Adelaide of Italy
Adelheid
Memorial
16 December

patron saint of abuse victims
patron saint of brides
patron saint of empresses
patron saint of exiles
patron saint of in-law problems
patron saint of parenthood
patron saint of parents of large families
patron saint of people in exile
patron saint of princesses
patron saint of prisoners
patron saint of second marriages
patron saint of step-parents
patron saint of victims of abuse
patron saint of widows

Blessed Laura Vicuna

Blessed Laura Vicuna

Memorial
22 January

patron saint of abuse victims, patron saint of Argentina, patron saint of incest victims, patron saint of loss of parents, patron saint of martyrs

Saint Margaret the Barefooted

Saint Margaret the Barefooted

Memorial
27 August

patron saint of brides, patron saint of difficult marriages, patron saint of victims of abuse, patron saint of widows

Saint Bodfan

Also known as
Bobouan
Memorial
2 June

patron saint of Abern, Wales

Feast days in the Roman Catholic Church

Feast days in the Roman Catholic Church

* Saint Justus
* Saint Lucius of Cyrene
* Saint Dominic Savio, patron saint of studying youth
* Saint Evodius of Antioch
* Saint Gerard of Lunel
* Saint Henryk Kaczorowski
* Saint Petronax of Monte Cassino
* Saint Theodotus
* St George's Day
* Hidrellez

Friday, May 2, 2008

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary


Also known as
Elizabeth of Thuringia; Elisabeth of Thuringia; Elisabeth of Hungary
Memorial
17 November

patron saint of bakers; patron saint of beggars; patron saint of brides; patron saint of charitable societies; patron saint of charitable workers; patron saint of charities; patron saint of countesses; patron saint of death of children; patron saint of diocese of Erfurt, Germany; patron saint of exiles; patron saint of falsely accused people; hoboes; patron saint of homeless people; hospitals; in-law problems; archdiocese of Jaro, Philippines lacemakers; lace workers; nursing homes; nursing services; people in exile; people ridiculed for their piety; patron saint of Sisters of Mercy; tertiaries; Teutonic Knights; patron saint of toothache; tramps; widows

Saint Bernard of Menthon

Saint Bernard of Menthon

Also known as
Bernard of Montjoux
Bernard of Aotha
Memorial
28 May

patron saint of Alpinists
patron saint of mountain climbers
patron saint of mountaineers
patron saint of skiers
patron saint of travellers in the mountains

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux


Also known as
Mellifluous Doctor of the Church; Last of the Fathers of the Holy Church
Memorial
20 August

patron saint of beekeepers; patron saint of bees; patron saint of candlemakers; patron saint of chandlers; patron saint of Gibraltar; patron saint of Queens College Cambridge; patron saint of wax-melters; patron saint of wax refiners

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Also known as
Beggar of Perpetual Adoration
Memorial
16 April

patron saint of bachelors; patron saint of beggars; patron saint of hoboes; patron saint of homeless people; patron saint of insanity; patron saint of mental illness; patron saint of mentally ill people; patron saint of people rejected by religious orders; patron saint of pilgrims; patron saint of tramps; patron saint of unmarried men

Saint Margaret of Cortona

Saint Margaret of Cortona


Memorial
22 February

patron saint against temptations patron saint falsely accused people patron saint hoboes patron saint homeless people patron saint insanity patron saint loss of parents patron saint mental illness patron saint mentally ill people patron saint midwives patron saint of penitent women patron saint pf people ridiculed for their piety patron saint of reformed prostitutes patron saint sexual temptation patron saint single laywomen patron saint tertiaries patron saint tramps

Saint Mary of Egypt

Saint Mary of Egypt

Also known as
Maria Aegyptica
Memorial
3 April; 1 April in the Greek Church
Profile
Beautiful, spoiled, cynical, disenchanted, rich child who was the center of her family's pride, and repaid them by running away at age 12. Ran to Alexandria, Egypt where she worked as a dancer, singer, and prostitute for 17 years. Took ship on a pilgrimage to Palestine, hoping to ply her trade among the pilgrims, and then in Jerusalem.

patron saint of penitent women, patron saint of reformed prostitutes, patron saint of sexual temptation

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Saint Margaret of Antioch


Also known as
Marina; Margaritha; Marine; Margaretha
Memorial
20 July; 13 July in the Eastern Church

Patron Saint against sterility; Patron Saint of childbirth; Patron Saint of dying people; Patron Saint of escape from devils; Patron Saint of exiles; Patron Saint of expectant mothers; Patron Saint of falsely accused people; Patron Saint of kidney disease; Patron Saint of loss of milk by nursing mothers; Patron Saint of Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; Patron Saint of martyrs; Patron Saint of nurses; Patron Saint of peasants; Patron Saint of people in exile; Patron Saint of pregnant women; Patron Saint of Queens College Cambridge; Patron Saint of Rixtel, Nederlands; Patron Saint of safe childbirth; Patron Saint of Sannat, Gozo, Malta; Patron Saint of women; Patron Saint of women in labour

Saint Mary Magdalen

Saint Mary Magdalen


Also known as
Maria Magdalena
Mary Magdalene
the Sinner
Memorial
22 July

patron saint of apothecaries patron saint of Atrani, Italy patron saint of Casamicciola, Italy patron saint of contemplative life patron saint of contemplatives patron saint of converts patron saint of druggists patron saint of glove makers patron saint of hairdressers patron saint of hairstylists patron saint of La Magdeleine, Italy patron saint of penitent sinners patron saint of penitent women
people ridiculed for their piety patron saint of perfumeries patron saint of perfumers patron saint of pharmacists patron saint of reformed prostitutes patron saint of sexual temptation patron saint of tanners patron saint of women

Saint Angela of Foligno

Saint Angela of Foligno

Also known as
Mistress of Theologians
Memorial
4 January

patron saint of death of children; patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety; patron saint of sexual temptation; patron saint of temptations; patron saint of widows

Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi

Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi


Also known as
Mary-Magdalen de'Pazzi
Memorial
25 May

patron saint of bodily ills; patron saint of sexual temptation; patron saint of sick people; patron saint of sickness

Raphael the Archangel

Raphael the Archangel


Also known as
Azariah; Angel of Love; Angel of Joy
Memorial
29 September; formerly 24 October

patron saint against nightmares; patron saint of apothecaries; patron saint of blind people; patron saint of bodily ills; patron saint of doctors; patron saint of druggists; patron saint of archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa; patron saint of eye disease; patron saint of eye problems; patron saint of guardian angels; patron saint of happy meetings; patron saint of insanity; patron saint of love; patron saint of lovers; patron saint of mental illness; patron saint of mentally ill people; patron saint of nightmares, against; patron saint of nurses; patron saint of pharmacists; patron saint of physicians; patron saint of archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; patron saint of shepherdesses; patron saint of shepherds; patron saint of sick people; patron saint of sickness; patron saint of travellers; patron saint of young people

Blessed Alphais

Blessed Alphais

Also known as
Alpais
Alpais of Cudot
Memorial
3 November

patron saint of bodily ills, patron saint of disabled people, patron saint of handicapped people, patron saint of illness, patron saint of physically challenged people, patron saint of sick people, patron saint of sickness

Saint Alphonsa of India

Saint Alphonsa of India

Also known as
Alphonsa Muttathupadathu
Alphonsa of Bharananganam
Alphonsa of India
Anna Muttathupadathu
Annakutty
Memorial
28 July

patron saint against bodily ills
patron saint against illness
patron saint against sickness
patron saint against the death of parents
patron saint of sick people

Saint Angela Merici

Saint Angela Merici


Also known as
Angela of Merici
Angela de Marici
Memorial
27 January

patron saint of bodily ills
patron saint of disabled people
patron saint of handicapped people
patron saint of illness
patron saint of loss of parents
patron saint of physically challenged people
patron saint of sick people
patron saint of sickness

Blessed Angela Truszkowska

Blessed Angela Truszkowska


Also known as
Maria Angela
Mother Mary Angela
Sophia Truszkowska
Zofia Kamila Truszkowska
Memorial
3 March

patron saint against bodily ills
patron saint of against illness
patron saint of exiles
patron saint of sick people
patron saint of sickness

Saint Arthelais

Saint Arthelais

Memorial
3 March

patron saint against bodily ills
patron saint against illness
patron saint against sickness
patron saint of Benevento, Italy
patron saint of exiles
patron saint of kidnap victims
patron saint of people in exile
patron saint of sick people
patron saint of victims of kidnapping

Saint Bathild

Saint Bathild

Also known as
Bathildes; Bathildis
Memorial
30 January

patron saint of bodily ills, patron saint of children, patron saint of illness, patron saint of sick people, patron saint of sickness, patron saint of widows

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes


Also known as
Bernada
Bernardetta
Bernardette Soubirous
Bernardette
Maria Bernadette
Marie Bernarde
Sleeping Saint of Nevers
Memorial
16 April
18 February in France

patron saint of against bodily ills
patron saint of illness
patron saint of Lourdes, France
patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety
patron saint of poverty
patron saint of shepherdesses
patron saint of shepherds
patron saint of sick people
patron saint of sickness

Saint Peregrine Laziosi

Saint Peregrine Laziosi


Also known as
Peregrinus
Memorial
1 May

patron saint against cancer
patron saint against breast cancer
patron saint against open sores
patron saint against skin diseases
patron saint of AIDS patients
patron saint of cancer patients
patron saint of sick people

Prayer to Saint Peregrine

Saint Peregrine, you have given us an example to follow; as a Christian you were steadfast in love; as a Servite you were faithful in service; as a penitent you humbly acknowledged your sin; afflicted you bore suffering with patience. Intercede for us, then, with our heavenly Father so that we steadfast, humble and patient may receive from Christ Jesus the grace we ask.

Prayer to Saint Peregrine

Dear Apostle of Emilia and member of the Order of Mary, you spread the Good News by your word and by your life witnessed to its truth. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured excruciating sufferings so patiently as to be healed miraculously of cancer in the leg. If it is agreeable to God, obtain relief and cure for {name of patient} and keep us all from the dread cancer of sin. Amen.

Gabriel the Archangel

Gabriel the Archangel

Also known as
Fortitudo Dei
Memorial
29 September (formerly 24 March)

Patron Saint of Argentinian ambassadors; Patron Saint of broadcasters; Patron Saint of clergy; Patron Saint of communications workers; Patron Saint of diplomats; Patron Saint of messengers; Patron Saint of philatelists; Patron Saint of Portugal; Patron Saint of post offices; Patron Saint of postal services; Patron Saint of postal workers; Patron Saint of radio; Patron Saint of radio workers; Patron Saint of archdiocese of Seattle, Washington; Patron Saint of secular clergy; Patron Saint of stamp collectors; Patron Saint of telecommunications workers; Patron Saint of telegraphs; Patron Saint of telephones; Patron Saint of television; Patron Saint of television workers

Saint Matthew the Apostle

Saint Matthew the Apostle

Also known as
Levi
Apostle of Ethiopia
Memorial
21 September

patron saint of accountants
patron saint of bankers
patron saint of bookkeepers
patron saint of customs officers
patron saint of financial officers
patron saint of guards
patron saint of money managers
patron saint of Salerno, Italy
patron saint of security forces
patron saint of security guards
patron saint of stock brokers
patron saint of tax collectors
patron saint of Trier, Germany, diocese of

May 2 Saints

* Athanasius of Alexandria
* Bertinus the Younger
* Boleslas Strzelecki
* Celestine
* Conrad of Seldenbüren
* Cyriacus of Pamphylia
* Eugenius of Africa
* Exsuperius of Pamphylia
* Felix of Seville
* Germanus of Normandy
* Gluvias
* José María Rubio y Peralta
* Joseph Luu
* Longinus of Africa
* Mafalda of Portugal
* Neachtian
* Neopolus
* Saturninus
* Theodulus of Pamphylia
* Ultan of Péronne
* Valentine of Genoa
* Vindemialis of Africa
* Waldebert of Luxeuil
* Wiborada of Saint Gall
* Zoe of Pamphylia

Saint Anne

Saint Anne

Memorial
26 July
Profile
Mother of Our Lady. Grandmother of Jesus Christ. Wife of Saint Joachim. Probably well off. Tradition says that Anne was quite elderly when Mary was born, and that she was their only child.

Patron Saint of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico Patron Saint of against poverty Patron Saint of Boschi Sant'Anna, Italy Patron Saint of Brittany, France Patron Saint of broommakers Patron Saint of cabinetmakers Patron Saint of Canada Patron Saint of carpenters Patron Saint of Castelletto d'Erro, Italy Patron Saint of childless people Patron Saint of Corinaldo, Italy Patron Saint of Detroit, Michigan, archdiocese of Patron Saint of equestrians Patron Saint of France Patron Saint of grandmothers Patron Saint of grandparents Patron Saint of homemakers Patron Saint of horse men Patron Saint of horse women Patron Saint of housewives Patron Saint of lace makers Patron Saint of lace workers Patron Saint of lost articles Patron Saint of Marsaskala, Malta Patron Saint of Micmaqs Patron Saint of miners Patron Saint of Molo, Philippines Patron Saint of mothers Patron Saint of Norwich, Connecticut, diocese of Patron Saint of Nueva Valencia, Philippines Patron Saint of old-clothes dealers Patron Saint of poverty Patron Saint of pregnancy Patron Saint of pregnant women Patron Saint of Quebec, Canada Patron Saint of Santa Ana Indian Pueblo Patron Saint of riders Patron Saint of San Joaquin, Philippines Patron Saint of seamstresses Patron Saint of stablemen Patron Saint of sterility Patron Saint of Taos, New Mexico Patron Saint of turners Patron Saint of women in labour

Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul

Memorial
27 September

patron saint of charitable societies; patron saint of charitable workers; patron saint of charities; patron saint of horses; patron saint of hospital workers; patron saint of hospitals; patron saint of lepers; patron saint of leprosy; patron saint of lost articles; patron saint of Madagascar; patron saint of prisoners; patron saint of diocese of Richmond Virginia; patron saint of spiritual help; patron saint of Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; patron saint of Vincentian Service Corps; patron saint of volunteers

Saint Patrick

Also known as
Apostle of Ireland
Maewyn Succat
Patricius
Patrizio
Memorial
17 March

patron saint of Adelaide, Australia, archdiocese of patron saint against ophidiophobia patron saint against snakes patron saint of Armagh, Ireland, archdiocese of patron saint of Auckland, New Zealand, diocese of patron saint of Ballarat, Australia, diocese of patron saint of Boston, Massachusetts, archdiocese of patron saint of Burlington, Vermont, diocese of patron saint of Cape Town, South Africa, archdiocese of patron saint of Dromore, Ireland, diocese of patron saint of engineers patron saint of Erie, Pennsylvania, diocese of patron saint of excluded people patron saint of fear of snakes patron saint of Fort Worth, Texas, diocese of patron saint of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, diocese of patron saint of Ireland patron saint of Kilmore, Ireland, diocese of patron saint of Loiza, Puerto Rico patron saint of Melbourne, Australia, archdiocese of patron saint of Mymensingh, Bangladesh, diocese of patron saint of New York, New York, archdiocese of patron saint of Nigeria patron saint of Norwich, Connecticut, diocese of patron saint of ophidiophobics patron saint of Poona, India, diocese of patron saint of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, diocese of patron saint of Portland, Maine, diocese of patron saint of Sacramento, California, diocese of patron saint of snake bites

Saint Francis de Sales

Also known as
Francis of Sales
Gentle Christ of Geneva
the Gentleman Saint
Memorial
24 January

Patron Saint of authors Patron Saint of Baker, Oregon, diocese of Patron Saint of Cincinnati, Ohio, archdiocese of Patron Saint of Catholic press Patron Saint of Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy Patron Saint of Columbus, Ohio, diocese of Patron Saint of confessors Patron Saint of deaf people Patron Saint of deafness Patron Saint of educators Patron Saint of journalists Patron Saint of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa, diocese of Patron Saint of teachers Patron Saint of Wilmington, Delaware, diocese of Patron Saint of writers

Saint Therese of Lisieux

Also known as
Teresa of the Infant Jesus; Therese of the Child Jesus; the Little Flower; the Little Flower of Jesus
Memorial
1 October


patron saint of African missions; patron saint of AIDS sufferers;patron saint of air crews; patron saint of aircraft pilots; patron saint of archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska; patron saint of Australia; patron saint of aviators; patron saint of Belgian air crews; patron saint of black missions; patron saint of bodily ills; patron saint of diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming; patron saint of diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska; patron saint of diocese of Fresno, California; patron saint of diocese of Juneau, Alaska; patron saint of diocese of Pueblo, Colorado; patron saint of florists; patron saint of flower growers; patron saint of foreign missions; patron saint of France; patron saint of illness; patron saint of diocese of Kisumu, patron saint of Kenya; patron saint of loss of parents; patron saint of missionaries; patron saint of parish missions; patron saint of restoration of religious freedom in Russia; patron saint of Russia; patron saint of sick people; patron saint of sickness; patron saint of Spanish air crews; patron saint of tuberculosis; patron saint of diocese of Witbank, South Africa

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Saints for May 1

* Aceolus of Amiens
* Acius of Amiens
* Aldebrand of Fossombrone
* Amator of Auxerre
* Andeolus of Smyrna
* Arigius of Gap
* Arnold of Hiltensweiler
* Asaph of Llanelwy
* Augustine Schöffler
* Benedict of Szkalka
* Bertha of Avenay
* Brieuc of Brittany
* Ceallach of Killala
* Cominus
* Evermarus of Tongres
* Grata of Bergamo
* Isidora of Egypt
* Jeremiah the Prophet
* John-Louis Bonnard
* Joseph the Worker
* Marculf
* Orentius of Auch
* Panacea de'Muzzi of Quarona
* Patientia
* Peregrine Laziosi
* Richard Pampuri
* Romanus of Bagdad
* Sigismund of Burgundy
* Theodard of Narbonne
* Thorette

Saint Nicholas of Myra Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas of Myra


Also known as
Klaus
Mikulas
Nicholas of Bari
Nicolaas
Nicolas
Niklas
Santa Claus


Memorial
Patron Saint of 6 December

Patron Saint against imprisonment Patron Saint against robberies Patron Saint against robbers Patron Saint of apothecaries Patron Saint of Apulia, Italy Patron Saint of Avolasca, Italy Patron Saint of bakers Patron Saint of Bardolino, Italy Patron Saint of Bari, Italy Patron Saint of barrel makers Patron Saint of boatmen Patron Saint of boot blacks Patron Saint of boys Patron Saint of brewers Patron Saint of brides Patron Saint of Cammarata, Sicily, Italy Patron Saint of captives Patron Saint of Cardinale, Italy Patron Saint of Cas Concos, Spain Patron Saint of children Patron Saint of coopers Patron Saint of Creazzo, Italy Patron Saint of dock workers Patron Saint of druggists Patron Saint of Duronia, Italy Patron Saint of fishermen Patron Saint of Fossalto, Italy Patron Saint of Gagliato, Italy Patron Saint of Greece Patron Saint of Greek Catholic Church in America Patron Saint of Greek Catholic Union Patron Saint of grooms Patron Saint of judges Patron Saint of La Thuile, Italy Patron Saint of lawsuits lost unjustly Patron Saint of Lecco, Italy Patron Saint of Limerick, Ireland Patron Saint of Liptovský Mikulás, Slovakia Patron Saint of longshoremen Patron Saint of Lorraine Patron Saint of maidens Patron Saint of mariners Patron Saint of Mazzano Romano, Italy Patron Saint of Mentana, Italy Patron Saint of merchants Patron Saint of Miklavž na Dravskem polju, Slovenia Patron Saint of murderers Patron Saint of Naples, Italy Patron Saint of newlyweds Patron Saint of old maids Patron Saint of parish clerks Patron Saint of paupers Patron Saint of pawnbrokers Patron Saint of perfumeries Patron Saint of perfumers Patron Saint of pharmacists Patron Saint of pilgrims Patron Saint of poor people Patron Saint of Portsmouth, England Patron Saint of prisoners Patron Saint of Russia Patron Saint of sailors Patron Saint of Sassari, Italy Patron Saint of scholars Patron Saint of schoolchildren Patron Saint of shoe shiners Patron Saint of Sicily Patron Saint of Is-Siggiewi, Malta Patron Saint of spinsters Patron Saint of students Patron Saint of thieves Patron Saint of travellers Patron Saint of University of Paris Patron Saint of unmarried girls Patron Saint of watermen

Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco


Also known as
Don Bosco; Giovanni Bosco; Giovanni Melchior Bosco; John Melchoir Bosco
Memorial
Patron Saint of 31 January

Patron Saint of patron saint of apprentices; patron saint of boys; patron saint of editors; patron saint of Mexican young people; patron saint of laborers; patron saint of schoolchildren; patron saint of students; patron saint of young people

Prayer to Saint John Bosco

Admirable apostle of youth, founder of religious Congregations, catechist, educator, writer, and a light that shone brightly in our time, you know that one of the greatest powers today is the power of the Press. Prompt editors to be always truthful and to work for the good of human beings, thus serving the greater glory of God. Amen.

Saint Dominic Savio

Saint Dominic Savio

Memorial
6 May
formerly 10 March

patron saint of boys patron saint of children's choirs patron saint of choir boys patron saint of choirs patron saint of falsely accused people patron saint of juvenile delinquents patron saint of Pueri CantorsPrayer to Saint Dominic Savio Patron Saint of Great model for God-loving boys and cherished pupil of the famous Don Bosco, you died prematurely, humanly speaking, but you had already attained mature spiritual wisdom. Your kindness won you many friends, but your love above all sought
the Master who is present in our tabernacles. His praises you eucharistically sang. Make choir boys be singers like you, for the love of Jesus, our most loving Master. Amen.

Saint Dominic de Guzman

Saint Dominic de Guzman


Memorial
8 August

patron saint of astronomers patron saint of astronomy patron saint of Batanes-Babuyanes, Philippines, prelature of patron saint of Bayombong, Philippines, diocese of patron saint of Dominican Republic patron saint of falsely accused people patron saint of Santo Domingo Indian Pueblo patron saint of scientists patron saint of Valletta, Malta

Saint Blandina the Slave

Saint Blandina the Slave


Memorial
2 June

patron saint of falsely accused people, patron saint of girls, patron saint of torture victims

Saint Roch

Saint Roch

Also known as
Rocco
Rochus
Rock
Rollox
Roque
Memorial
16 August

patron saint of against cholera patron saint of against epidemics patron saint of against knee problems patron saint of against plague patron saint of against skin diseases patron saint of against skin rashes patron saint of Albaredo d'Adige, Italy patron saint of bachelors patron saint of Balzola, Italy patron saint of Barano, Italy patron saint of Carbonara Scrivia, Italy patron saint of Casalnoceto, Italy patron saint of Castropignano, Italy patron saint of Cereseto, Alessandria, Italy patron saint of Constantinople patron saint of diseased cattle patron saint of dogs patron saint of falsely accused people patron saint of invalids patron saint of Istanbul patron saint of Labico, Italy patron saint of Lillianes, Italy patron saint of Orsogna, Italy patron saint of Patricia, Italy patron saint of Pozzi, Italy patron saint of relief from pestilence patron saint of Rocca Priora, Italy patron saint of Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines patron saint of Tagbilaran, Philippines, diocese of patron saint of surgeons patron saint of tile makers

Saint Damian

Saint Damian

Also known as
the Moneyless
the Silverless
Memorial
26 September (Roman)
1 July, 17 October, 1 November (Greek)

patron saint of Alberobello, Italy patron saint of apothecaries patron saint of barbers patron saint of blind people patron saint of chemical industry patron saint of chemical manufacturers patron saint of doctors patron saint of druggists patron saint of hairdressers patron saint of hernias patron saint of midwives patron saint of physicians patron saint of pharmacists patron saint of relief from pestilence patron saint of surgeons

Saint Cosmas

Saint Cosmas


Memorial
26 September (Roman)
1 July, 17 October, 1 November (Greek)

patron saint of Alberobello, Italy patron saint of apothecaries patron saint of barbers patron saint of blind people patron saint of chemical industry patron saint of chemical manufacturers patron saint of doctors patron saint of druggists patron saint of hairdressers patron saint of hernias patron saint of midwives patron saint of physicians patron saint of pharmacists patron saint of relief from pestilence patron saint of surgeons

Saint Anthony the Abbot

Saint Anthony the Abbot


Also known as
Anthony of Egypt
Anthony the Great
Father of Cenobites
Father of Western Monasticism
Memorial
17 January


patron saint against pestilence, patron saint of amputees patron saint of animals patron saint of basket makers patron saint of

basket weavers patron saint of brushmakers patron saint of Burgio, Sicily, Italy patron saint of butchers patron saint of Canas, Brazil patron saint of Castrofilippo, Agrigento, Italy patron saint of cemetery workers patron saint of Chiaravalle, Ancona, Italy patron saint of domestic animals patron saint of eczema patron saint of epilepsy patron saint of epileptics patron saint of ergotism patron saint of erysipelas patron saint of Fontainemore, Italy patron saint of gravediggers patron saint of graveyards saint of hermits patron saint of hogs patron saint of Hospitallers patron saint of monks patron saint of Mook, Netherlands patron saint of pigs patron saint of relief from pestilence patron saint of Saint Anthony's fire patron saint of skin diseases patron saint of skin rashes patron saint of swine patron saint of swineherds

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Also known as
Aluigi Gonzaga
Luigi Gonzaga
Memorial


patron saint against sore eyes patron saint of AIDS care-givers patron saint of AIDS patients patron saint of Catholic youth patron saint of Jesuit students patron saint of relief from pestilence patron saint of teenage children patron saint of teenagers patron saint of Valmonte, Italy patron saint of young people

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

Also known as
Angel of Mexico; Sebastián de Aparicio Prado
Memorial
25 February

patron saint of drivers, patron saint of road builders, patron saint of travellers

Saint Frances of Rome

Saint Frances of Rome

Also known as
Franziske
Memorial
9 March

patron saint of automobile drivers patron saint of automobilists patron saint of cab drivers patron saint of death of children patron saint of lay people patron saint of motorists patron saint of people ridiculed for their piety patron saint of Roman housewives patron saint of taxi drivers patron saint of widows

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher

Also known as
Cristobal
Kester
Kitts
Offero

Memorial
25 July (Roman calendar)
9 March (Greek calendar)


Patron Saint against epilepsy Patron Saint against floods Patron Saint against lightning Patron Saint against pestilence Patron Saint of archers Patron Saint of automobile drivers Patron Saint of automobilists Patron Saint of bachelors Patron Saint of Baden, Germany Patron Saint of Barga, Italy Patron Saint of boatmen Patron Saint of bookbinders Patron Saint of Brunswick, Germany Patron Saint of bus drivers Patron Saint of cab drivers Patron Saint of epileptics Patron Saint of fruit dealers Patron Saint of Fubine, Italy Patron Saint of fullers Patron Saint of gardeners Patron Saint of hailstorms Patron Saint of Havana, Cuba Patron Saint of holy death Patron Saint of lightning Patron Saint of lorry drivers Patron Saint of mariners Patron Saint of market carriers Patron Saint of Mecklenburg, Germany Patron Saint of motorists Patron Saint of pestilence Patron Saint of porters Patron Saint of Rab, Croatia Patron Saint of sailors Patron Saint of Saint Christopher's Island Patron Saint of Saint Kitts Patron Saint of storms Patron Saint of sudden death Patron Saint of taxi drivers Patron Saint of toothache Patron Saint of Toses, Girona, Catalonia, Spain; transportation Patron Saint of transportation workers Patron Saint of travellers Patron Saint of truck drivers Patron Saint of truckers Patron Saint of watermen

Saint Magnus of Füssen

Saint Magnus of Füssen

Also known as
Apostle of the Algäu; Maginaldus; Maginold; Magnoaldus; Magnus; Mang
Memorial
6 September

Patron Saint against caterpillars; Patron Saint against hail; Patron Saint against hailstorms; Patron Saint against lightning; Patron Saint against snakes; Patron Saint against vermin; Patron Saint of caterpillars; Patron Saint of hail; Patron Saint of
hailstorms; Patron Saint of lightning; Patron Saint of protection of crops; Patron Saint of snakes; Patron Saint of vermin

Saint John Regis

Saint John Regis

Also known as
John-Francis Regis; John Francis Regis; Jean-Francois Regie
Memorial
16 June

patron saint of lace makers; patron saint of lace workers; patron saint of medical social workers; patron saint of social workers

Blessed Marie of the Incarnation

Blessed Marie of the Incarnation

Also known as
Barbara Aurillot; Barbara Avrillot; Barbe Aurillot; Madame Acarie; Marie Acarie; Mary of the Incarnation

patron saint against poverty, patron saint of impoverishment, patron saint of loss of parents, patron saint of parents separated from children, patron saint of poverty, patron saint of widows

Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara

Memorial
4 December
removed from revised Roman calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969

patron saint against death by artillery patron saint against explosions patron saint against fire patron saint against impenitence patron saint against lightning patron saint against mine collapse patron saint against storms patron saint of Amaroni, Italy patron saint of ammunition magazines patron saint of ammunition workers patron saint of architects patron saint of armourers patron saint of artillery patron saint of artillerymen patron saint of Barbara, Italy patron saint of boatmen patron saint of bomb technicians patron saint of brass workers patron saint of brewers patron saint of builders patron saint of carpenters patron saint of Colleferro, Italy patron saint of construction workers patron saint of dying people patron saint of explosives workers patron saint of fire prevention patron saint of firefighters patron saint of fireworks patron saint of fireworks manufacturers patron saint of fortifications patron saint of founders patron saint of geologists patron saint of gravediggers patron saint of gunners patron saint of hatmakers patron saint of hatters patron saint of lightning patron saint of mariners patron saint of martyrs patron saint of masons patron saint of mathematicians patron saint of military engineers patron saint of milliners patron saint of miners patron saint of Montecatini Terme, Italy patron saint of ordnance workers patron saint of prisoners patron saint of safety from storms patron saint of sailors patron saint of saltpetre workers patron saint of Santa Barbara, California patron saint of smelters patron saint of stone masons patron saint of stonecutters patron saint of storms patron saint of sudden death patron saint of Syria patron saint of tilers patron saint of Toa Alto, Puerto Rico patron saint of warehouses patron saint of watermen

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Saint George

Saint George

Also known as
Victory Bringer
Memorial
23 April (Roman Catholic)
3 November (Russian Orthodox)
fourth Sunday in June (Malta)
third Sunday in July (Gozo)

patron saint of Amersfoort, Netherlands patron saint of Appignano del Tronto, Italy patron saint of Aragon patron saint of agricultural workers patron saint of archers patron saint of Arcole, Italy patron saint of armourers patron saint of Beirut, Lebanon patron saint of Boy Scouts patron saint of butchers patron saint of Canada patron saint of Cappadocia patron saint of Carpeneto, Italy patron saint of Catalonia patron saint of cavalry patron saint of Cerreto Grue, Alessandria, Italy patron saint of chivalry patron saint of Constantinople patron saint of Crusaders patron saint of England (by Pope Benedict XIV) patron saint of equestrians patron saint of Ethiopia patron saint of farmers patron saint of Ferrara, Italy patron saint of field hands patron saint of field workers patron saint of Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany patron saint of Genoa, Italy patron saint of Georgia patron saint of Germany patron saint of Gozo, Malta patron saint of Greece patron saint of Haldern, Germany patron saint of Heide, Germany patron saint of herpes patron saint of Hone, Italy patron saint of horsemen patron saint of horses patron saint of husbandmen patron saint of Istanbul patron saint of knights patron saint of lepers patron saint of leprosy patron saint of Limburg, Germany, diocese of patron saint of Lithuania patron saint of Malta patron saint of Modica, Sicily, Italy patron saint of Moscow, Russia patron saint of Nerola, Italy patron saint of Order of the Garter patron saint of Palestine patron saint of Palestinian Christians patron saint of plague patron saint of Portugal patron saint of Ptuj, Slovenia patron saint of Qormi, Malta patron saint of Riano, Italy patron saint of riders saddle makers saddlers Senj, Croatia patron saint of sheep patron saint of shepherds patron saint of skin diseases patron saint of skin rashes patron saint of soldiers patron saint of syphilis patron saint of Teutonic Knights patron saint of Venice, Italy patron saint of Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Saint Martin of Tours

Saint Martin of Tours

Also known as
Martin the Merciful
The Glory of Gaul
Memorial
11 November

patron saint against impoverishment patron saint against poverty patron saint of alcoholism patron saint against alcoholism patron saint of beggars patron saint of Beli Manastir, Croatia patron saint of Buenos Aires, Argentina patron saint of Burgenland patron saint of cavalry patron saint of Dieburg, Germany patron saint of Edingen, Germany patron saint of equestrians patron saint of Foiano della Chiana, Italy patron saint of France patron saint of geese patron saint of horse men patron saint of horses patron saint of hotel-keepers patron saint of innkeepers patron saint of Kortijk-Dutsel, Belgium patron saint of Mainz, Germany, diocese of patron saint of Olpe, Germany patron saint of Pietrasanta, Italy patron saint of Pontifical Swiss Guards patron saint of quartermasters patron saint of reformed alcoholics patron saint of riders patron saint of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany, diocese of patron saint of soldiers patron saint of tailors patron saint of vintners patron saint of Virje, Croatia patron saint of wine growers patron saint of wine makers patron saint of Wissmannsdorf, Germany

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Also known as
Inigo Lopez de Loyola
Memorial
31 July

Patron saint of Basque country; Patron saint of diocese of Bilbao, Spain; Patron saint of Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Patron saint of Jesuit Order; Patron saint of Jesuits; Patron saint of military ordinariate of the Philippines; retreats; Patron saint of Society of Jesus; Patron saint of soldiers; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

Memorial
20 January

Patronage
Patron saint against plague, Patron saint of archers, Patron saint of armourers, Patron saint of arrowsmiths, Patron saint of athletes, Patron saint of Bacolod, Philippines, diocese of, Patron saint of bookbinders, Patron saint of Bracciano, Italy, Patron saint of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Patron saint of Cropani, Italy, Patron saint of diseased cattle, Patron saint of dying people, Patron saint of enemies of religion, Patron saint of fletchers, Patron saint of gardeners, Patron saint of Grondona, Italy, Patron saint of gunsmiths, Patron saint of Huelva, Spain, Patron saint of Hünxe, Germany, Patron saint of iron mongers, Patron saint of lace makers, Patron saint of lace workers, Patron saint of lead workers, Patron saint of masons, Patron saint of Palma, Mallorca, Spain, Patron saint of plague victims, Patron saint of police officers, Patron saint of Pontifical Swiss Guards, Patron saint of Qormi, Malta, Patron saint of racquet makers, Patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Patron saint of Rocca Priora, Italy, Patron saint of San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Patron saint of soldiers, Patron saint of Spanish police officers, Patron saint of stone masons, Patron saint of stonecutters, Tarlac, Philippines, diocese of,

Michael the Archangel

Michael the Archangel
Memorial
29 September
8 May - Apparition of Saint Michael and Protector of Cornwall

Patronage
patron saint against temptations, patron saint of ambulance drivers, patron saint of Argao, Cebu, Philippines, patron saint of artists, patron saint of bakers,patron saint of bankers, patron saint of banking, patron saint of Basey, Samar, Philippines,
patron saint of battle, patron saint of boatmen, patron saint of Brecht, Belgium, patron saint of Brussels, Belgium, patron saint of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Caltanissett, Sicily, Italy, patron saint of Castel Madama, Italy, patron saint of Cerveteri, Italy, patron saint of Coimbatore, India, diocese of, patron saint of Congregation of Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of coopers, patron saint of knights, patron saint of mariners, patron saint of milleners, patron saint of Mobile, Alabama, archdiocese of, patron saint of Naranjito, Puerto Rico, patron saint of Papua, New Guinea, patron saint of paramedics, patron saint of paratroopers, patron saint of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, diocese of, patron saint of police officers, patron saint of Puebla, Mexico, patron saint of radiologists, patron saint of radiotherapists, patron saint of sailors, patron saint of San Angelo, Texas, diocese of, patron saint of San Miguel, Iloilo, Philippines, patron saint of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, patron saint of Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, patron saint of Saracinesco, Italy, patron saint of Seattle, Washington, archdiocese of, patron saint of security forces, patron saint of security guards, patron saint of Sibenik, Croatia, patron saint of sick people, patron saint of Siegburg Abbey, patron saint of soldiers, patron saint of Spanish police officers, patron saint of Springfield, Massachusetts, diocese of, patron saint of storms at sea, patron saint of swordsmiths, patron saint of Umbria, Italy, patron saint of watermen, patron saint of Zeitz, Germany ,

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professionaleyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

Current Cardinal Deacons

Cardinal Deacons
Medina Estévez, Jorge Arturo-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 81
*Castrillón Hoyos, Dario-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Clergy -- Aged 78
Antonetti, Lorenzo-- President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See -- Aged 85
*Stafford, James Francis-- Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary -- Aged 75
Cheli, Giovanni-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Workers -- Aged 89
Cacciavillan, Agostino-- President Emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See -- Aged 81
*Sebastiani, Sergio-- President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See -- Aged 77
*Grocholewski, Zenon-- Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education -- Aged 68
*Saraiva Martins, José, CMF-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints -- Aged 76
Mejía, Jorge María-- Retired Archivist and Librarian of the Holy See -- Aged 85
*Kasper, Walter-- President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity -- Aged 75
Tucci, Roberto, SJ-- President Emeritus of Radio Vaticana -- Aged 87
Dulles, Avery, SJ-- Theologian -- Aged 89
*Tauran, Jean-Louis-- President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue -- Aged 65
*Martino, Renato Raffaele-- President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace -- Aged 75
*Marchisano, Francesco-- Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica -- Aged 78
*Herranz, Julian-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Interpretation of Legislative Texts -- Aged 78
*Lozano Barragán, Javier-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers -- Aged 75
*Nicora, Attilio-- President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See -- Aged 71
Cottier, George Marie Martin, OP-- Theologian Emeritus of the Papal Household -- Aged 86
Spidlik, Tomas, SJ-- Priest -- Aged 88
Nagy, Stanislas, SCI-- Priest -- Aged 86
*Levada, William Joseph-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- Aged 71
*Rodé, Franc, CM-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life -- Aged 73
*Vallini, Agostino-- Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura -- Aged 68
Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Andrea-- Archpriest of the Pontifical Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls -- Aged 82
Dery, Peter Poreku-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale -- Aged 89
Vanhoye, Albert, SJ-- Rector Emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute -- Aged 84
*Sandri, Leonardo-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches -- Aged 64
*Foley, John Patrick-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications -- Aged 72
*Lajolo, Giovanni-- President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State -- Aged 73
*Cordes, Paul Josef-- President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum -- Aged 73
*Comastri, Angelo-- Archpriest of the Pontifical Basilica of St Peter in the Vatican -- Aged 64
*Rylko, Stanislaw-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity -- Aged 62
*Farina, Raffaele, SDB-- Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church -- Aged 74
Coppa, Giovanni-- Apostolic Nuncio -- Aged 82
Navarrete Cortés, Urbano, SJ-- Former Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University -- Aged 87
Betti, Umberto, OFM-- Former Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University -- Aged 86

Total Cardinal Deacons: 38

* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Current Cardinal Priests

Cardinal Priests
Kim Sou-hwan, Stephen-- Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul -- Aged 85
Sales, Eugênio de Araújo-- Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro -- Aged 87
Aponte Martinez, Luis-- Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico -- Aged 85
Arns, Paulo Evaristo, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo -- Aged 86
Baum, William Wakefield-- Major Penitentiary Emeritus of the Apostolic Penitentiary -- Aged 81
Cé, Marco-- Patriarch Emeritus of Venice -- Aged 82
Corripio Ahumada, Ernesto-- Archbishop Emeritus of Mexico -- Aged 88
Macharski, Franciszek-- Archbishop Emeritus of Krakow -- Aged 80
*Kitbunchu, Michael Michae-- Archbishop of Bangkok -- Aged 79
do Nascimento, Alexandre-- Archbishop Emeritus of Luanda -- Aged 83
*Danneels, Godfried-- Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels -- Aged 74
*Williams, Thomas Stafford-- Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington -- Aged 78
Martini, Carlo Maria, SJ-- Archbishop Emeritus of Milan -- Aged 81
*Glemp, Józef-- Archbishop Emeritus of Warsaw -- Aged 78
*Meisner, Joachim-- Archbishop of Cologne -- Aged 74
Lourdusamy, D. Simon-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches -- Aged 84
Innocenti, Antonio-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy -- Aged 92
Obando Bravo, Miguel, SDB-- Archbishop Emeritus of Managua -- Aged 82
Mayer, Paul Augustin, OSB-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 96
*Vidal, Ricardo J.-- Archbishop of Cebu -- Aged 77
Gulbinowicz, Henryk Roman-- Archbishop Emeritus of Wroclaw -- Aged 84
Tomko, Jozef-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples -- Aged 84
Deskur, Andrzej Maria-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications -- Aged 84
*Poupard, Paul-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture -- Aged 77
Wetter, Friedrich-- Archbishop Emeritus of Munich und Freising -- Aged 80
Piovanelli, Silvano-- Archbishop Emeritus of Florence -- Aged 84
*Simonis, Adrianus Johannes-- Archbishop of Utrecht -- Aged 76
*Law, Bernard Francis-- Archpriest of the Patriarchal Liberian Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome -- Aged 76
*Biffi, Giacomo-- Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna -- Aged 79
Martínez Somalo, Eduardo-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life -- Aged 81
Silvestrini, Achille-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches -- Aged 84
Falcão, José Freire-- Archbishop Emeritus of Brasilia -- Aged 82
*Giordano, Michele-- Archbishop Emeritus of Naples -- Aged 77
dos Santos, Alexandre José Maria, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of Maputo -- Aged 84
Canestri, Giovanni-- Archbishop Emeritus of Genoa -- Aged 89
Pimenta, Simon Ignatius-- Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay -- Aged 88
Clancy, Edward Bede-- Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney -- Aged 84
Szoka, Edmund Casimir-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State -- Aged 80
Paskai, László, OFM-- Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest -- Aged 80
*Tumi, Christian Wiyghan-- Archbishop of Douala -- Aged 77
Margéot, Jean-- Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis -- Aged 92
*López Rodriguez, Nicolás de Jesús-- Archbishop of Santo Domingo -- Aged 71
*Mahony, Roger Michael-- Archbishop of Los Angeles -- Aged 72
Bevilacqua, Anthony Joseph-- Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia -- Aged 84
Saldarini, Giovanni-- Archbishop Emeritus of Turin -- Aged 83
Daly, Cahal Brendan-- Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh -- Aged 90
*Ruini, Camillo-- Vicar General of Rome -- Aged 77
Korec, Ján Chryzostom, SJ-- Bishop Emeritus of Nitra -- Aged 84
*Schwery, Henri-- Bishop Emeritus of Sion -- Aged 75
*Sterzinsky, Georg Maximilian-- Archbishop of Berlin -- Aged 72
*Vlk, Miloslav-- Archbishop of Prague -- Aged 75
*Shirayanagi, Peter Seiichi-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tokyo -- Aged 79
Suárez Rivera, Adolfo Antonio-- Archbishop Emeritus of Monterrey -- Aged 81
*Ortega y Alamino, Jaime Lucas-- Archbishop of San Cristóbal de la Habana -- Aged 71
*Darmaatmadja, Julius Riyadi, SJ-- Archbishop of Jakarta -- Aged 73
Wamala, Emmanuel-- Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala -- Aged 81
*Keeler, William Henry-- Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore -- Aged 77
*Turcotte, Jean-Claude-- Archbishop of Montréal -- Aged 71
Carles Gordó, Ricardo María-- Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona -- Aged 81
*Maida, Adam Joseph-- Archbishop of Detroit -- Aged 78
*Puljic, Vinco-- Archbishop of Vrhbosna -- Aged 62
Razafindratandra, Armand Gaétan-- Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo -- Aged 82
Pham Dình Tung, Paul Joseph-- Archbishop Emeritus of Hà Nôi -- Aged 88
*Sandoval Íñiguez, Juan-- Archbishop of Guadalajara -- Aged 75
Swiatek, Kazimierz-- Archbishop Emeritus of Minsk-Mohilev -- Aged 93
Tonini, Ersilio-- Archbishop Emeritus of Ravenna-Cervia -- Aged 93
*De Giorgi, Salvatore-- Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo -- Aged 77
Araújo, Serafim Fernandes de-- Archbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte -- Aged 83
*Rouco Varela, Antonio María-- Archbishop of Madrid -- Aged 71
*Ambrozic, Aloysius Matthew-- Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto -- Aged 78
*Tettamanzi, Dionigi-- Archbishop of Milan -- Aged 74
*Pengo, Polycarp-- Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam -- Aged 63
*Schönborn, Christoph, OP-- Archbishop of Vienna -- Aged 63
*Rivera Carrera, Norberto-- Archbishop of México -- Aged 65
*George, Francis Eugene, OMI-- Archbishop of Chicago -- Aged 71
Shan Kuo-his, Paul, SJ-- Bishop Emeritus of Kaohsiung -- Aged 84
Laghi, Pio-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education -- Aged 85
Cassidy, Edward Idris-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity -- Aged 83
Sánchez, José T.-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy -- Aged 88
Noè, Virgilio-- Archpriest Emeritus of the Vatican Basilica -- Aged 86
Angelini, Fiorenzo-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers -- Aged 91
Poggi, Luigi-- Archivist and Librarian Emeritus of the Holy Roman Church -- Aged 90
Furno, Carlo-- Archpriest Emeritus of the Patriarchal Basilica of St Mary Major -- Aged 86
Agustoni, Gilberto-- Prefect Emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura -- Aged 85
Jaworski, Marian-- Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins -- Aged 81
*Pujats, Janis-- Archbishop of Riga -- Aged 77
*Sepe, Crescenzio-- Archbishop of Naples -- Aged 64
González Zumárraga, Antonio José-- Archbishop Emeritus of Quito -- Aged 83
*Dias, Ivan-- Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples -- Aged 72
*Agnelo, Geraldo Majella-- Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia -- Aged 74
*Rubiano Sáenz, Pedro-- Archbishop of Bogotá -- Aged 75
*McCarrick, Theodore Edgar-- Archbishop Emeritus of Washington DC -- Aged 77
Connell, Desmond-- Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin -- Aged 82
*Backis, Audrys Juozas-- Archbishop of Vilnius -- Aged 71
*Errázuriz Ossa, Francisco Javier, Schönstatt-- Archbishop of Santiago de Chile -- Aged 74
*Terrazas Sandoval, Julio, CSsR-- Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra -- Aged 72
*Napier, Wilfrid Fox, OFM-- Archbishop of Durban -- Aged 67
*Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, SDB-- Archbishop of Tegucigalpa -- Aged 65
Agré, Bernard-- Archbishop Emeritus of Abidjan -- Aged 82
*Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis-- Archbishop of Lima -- Aged 64
Álvarez Martínez, Francisco-- Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo -- Aged 82
*Hummes, Cláudio, OFM-- Archbishop of São Paulo -- Aged 73
Vithayathil, Varkey, CSsR-- Major-Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars -- Aged 80
*Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, SJ-- Archbishop of Buenos Aires -- Aged 71
*Policarpo, José da Cruz-- Patriarch of Lisbon -- Aged 72
*Poletto, Severino-- Archbishop of Turin -- Aged 75
*Murphy-O'Connor, Cormac-- Archbishop of Westminster -- Aged 75
*Egan, Edward Michael-- Archbishop of New York -- Aged 76
*Husar, Lubomyr-- Major Archbishop of Kiev of the Ukrainians -- Aged 75
*Lehmann, Karl-- Bishop of Mainz -- Aged 71
Honoré, Jean-- Archbishop Emeritus of Tours -- Aged 87
*Scola, Angelo-- Patriarch of Venice -- Aged 66
*Okogie, Anthony Olubumni-- Archbishop of Lagos -- Aged 71
*Panafieu, Bernard-- Archbishop Emeritus of Marseilles -- Aged 77
*Zubeir Wako, Gabriel-- Archbishop of Khartoum -- Aged 67
*Amigo Vallejo, Carlos, OFM-- Archbishop of Seville -- Aged 73
*Rigali, Justin Francis-- Archbishop of Philadelphia -- Aged 73
*O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick-- Archbishop of St Andrew's and Edinburgh -- Aged 70
*Scheid, Eusebio Oscar, SCI-- Archbishop of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro -- Aged 75
*Antonelli, Ennio-- Archbishop of Florence -- Aged 71
*Bertone, Tarcisio, SDB-- Secretary of State of Vatican City -- Aged 73
*Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah-- Archbishop of Cape Coast -- Aged 59
*Toppo, Telesphore Placidus-- Archbishop of Ranchi -- Aged 68
*Pell, George-- Archbishop of Sydney -- Aged 66
*Bozanic, Josip-- Archbishop of Zagreb -- Aged 59
*Pham Minh Mán, Jean-Baptiste-- Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City -- Aged 73
*Quezada Toruño, Rodolfo-- Archbishop of Guatemala City -- Aged 76
*Barbarin, Philippe-- Archbishop of Lyon -- Aged 57
*Erdö, Peter-- Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest -- Aged 55
*Ouellet, Marc, PSS-- Archbishop of Quebec -- Aged 63
*Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato-- Archbishop of Caracas -- Aged 65
*Rosales, Gaudencio Borbon-- Archbishop of Manila -- Aged 75
*Ricard, Jean-Pierre-- Archbishop of Bordeaux -- Aged 63
*Cañizares Llovera, Antonio-- Archbishop of Toledo -- Aged 62
*Cheong Jin-Suk, Nicholas-- Archbishop of Seoul -- Aged 76
*O'Malley, Sean Patrick, OFM Cap-- Archbishop of Boston -- Aged 63
*Dziwisz, Stanislaw-- Archbishop of Krakow -- Aged 69
*Caffara, Carlo-- Archbishop of Bologna -- Aged 69
*Zen Ze-Kiun, Joseph, SDB-- Bishop of Hong Kong -- Aged 76
*Garcia-Gasco Vicente, Agustín-- Archbishop of Valencia -- Aged 77
*Brady, Sean Baptist-- Archbishop of Armagh -- Aged 68
*Martínez Sistach, Lluís-- Archbishop of Barcelona -- Aged 71
*Vingt-Trois, André-- Archbishop of Paris -- Aged 65
*Bagnasco, Angelo-- Archbishop of Genoa -- Aged 65
*Sarr, Théodore-Adrien-- Archbishop of Dakar -- Aged 71
*Gracias, Oswald-- Archbishop of Bombay -- Aged 63
*Robles Ortega, Francisco-- Archbishop of Monterrey -- Aged 59
*DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas-- Archbishop of Galveston-Houston -- Aged 58
*Scherer, Odilo Pedro-- Archbishop of São Paulo -- Aged 58
*Njue, John-- Archbishop of Nairobi -- Aged 63
Karlic, Estanislao Esteban-- Archbishop Emeritus of Paraná -- Aged 82

Total Cardinal Priests: 151
* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Current Cardinal Bishops

Cardinal Bishops:
Sodano, Angelo-- Emeritus Secretary of State of Vatican City -- Aged 80
Gantin, Bernardin-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops -- Aged 85
Etchegaray, Roger-- President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace -- Aged 85
*López Trujillo, Alfonso-- President of the Pontifical Council for the Family -- Aged 72
*Re, Giovanni Battista-- Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops -- Aged 74
*Arinze, Francis-- Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments -- Aged 75
Sfeir, Nasrallah Pierre-- Patriarch of Antioch for Maronites -- Aged 87
Ghattas, Stephanos II-- Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts -- Aged 88
*Daoud, Ignace Moussa I-- Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches -- Aged 77
Delly, Emmanuel III-- Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans -- Aged 80

Total Cardinal Bishops (including Patriarch-Cardinals): 10
* indicates those Cardinals who are currently electors.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Also known as
Angelic Doctor
Doctor Angelicus
Doctor Communis
Great Synthesizer
The Dumb Ox
The Universal Teacher
Memorial
28 January

patron saint of academics, patron saint against storms, patron saint against lightning, patron saint of apologists, patron saint of Belcastro, Italy, patron saint of book sellers, patron saint of Catholic academies, patron saint of Catholic schools
Catholic universities, patron saint of chastity, patron saint of colleges, patron saint of Falerna, Italy, patron saint of learning, patron saint of lightning, patron saint of pencil makers, patron saint of philosophers, patron saint of publishers, patron saint of scholars, patron saint of schools, patron saint of storms, patron saint of students, patron saint of theologians, patron saint of universities, patron saint of University of Vigo

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Also known as
The Honey Tongued Doctor
Ambrogio
Memorial
7 December

patron saint of bee keepers
patron saint of bees
patron saint of candlemakers
patron saint of chandlers
patron saint of domestic animals
patron saint of French Commissariat
patron saint of learning
patron saint of Milan, Italy, archdiocese of
patron saint of Milan, Italy, city of
patron saint of schoolchildren
patron saint of students
patron saint of wax melters
patron saint of wax refiners