Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Saint Francis of Assisi

Also known as
Francis Bernardone; il Poverello
Memorial
4 October

Patronage
Patron Saint against dying alone; Patron Saint against fire; Patron Saint of animal welfare societies; Patron Saint of animals; Patron Saint of Assisi Italy; Patron Saint of birds; Patron Saint of Catholic Action; Patron Saint of Colorado; Patron Saint of archdiocese of Denver Colorado; Patron Saint of dying alone; Patron Saint of ecologists; Patron Saint of ecology; Patron Saint of environment; Patron Saint of environmentalism; Patron Saint of environmentalists; Patron Saint of families; Patron Saint of fire; Patron Saint of Franciscan Order; Patron Saint of Freising, Germany; Italy; Patron Saint of diocese of Kottapuram, India; Patron Saint of lacemakers; laceworkers; Patron Saint of diocese of Lancaster, England; Patron Saint of Massa, Italy; Patron Saint of merchants; Patron Saint of diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey; Patron Saint of Nambe Indian Pueblo; Patron Saint of needle workers; Patron Saint of peace; Patron Saint of Quibdo, Choco, Colombia; Patron Saint of diocese of Salina, Kansas; Patron Saint of archdiocese of San Francisco California; Patron Saint of San Pawl il-Bahar, Malta; Sante Fe New Mexico; Patron Saint of archdiocese of Sante Fe New Mexico; Patron Saint of Sorbo, Italy; Patron Saint of tapestry workers; Patron Saint of zoos

Thomas More

Memorial
22 June
Patronage
patron saint of adopted children, patron saint of diocese of Arlington, Virginia, patron saint of civil servants, patron saint of court clerks, patron saint of difficult marriages, patron saint of large families, patron saint of lawyers, patron saint of diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Florida, patron saint of politicians, patron saint of politicos, patron saint of statesmen, patron saint of step-parents, patron saint of widowers

Prayer to Saint Thomas More

Dear Scholar and Martyr, it was not the King of England but you who were the true Defender of the Faith. Like Christ unjustly condemned, neither promises nor threats could make you accept a civil ruler as head of the Christian Church. Perfect in your honesty and love of truth, grant that lawyers and judges may imitate you and achieve true justice for all people. Amen.

Prayer of Saint Thomas More

Give me the grace to long for Your holy sacraments, and especially to rejoice in the presence of Your body, sweet Savior Christ, in the holy sacrament of the altar. Amen.

Saint Thomas More

Rose of Lima

Memorial
23 August
Patronage
Patron Saint against vanity
Patron Saint of Americas
Patron Saint of Central America
Patron Saint of embroiderers; Patron Saint of florists; Patron Saint of gardeners; Patron Saint of India; Patron Saint of Latin America; Patron Saint of Lima, Peru; Patron Saint of needle workers; Patron Saint of New World; Patron Saint of people ridiculed for their piety; Patron Saint of Peru; Patron Saint of Phillipines; Patron Saint of diocese of Santa Rosa, California; Patron Saint of South America; Patron Saint of vanity; Patron Saint of Villareal Samar, Phillipines; Patron Saint of West Indies

Blessed Columba of Rieti

Also known as
Angelella Guardagnoli; Colomba of Rieti
Memorial
20 May
Patronage
Patron Saint against sorcery
Patron Saint against temptation
Patron Saint of Perugia, Italy

Saint Benedict of Nursia Patron Saint of farmers

Also known as
Benedict of Narsia
Benedict of Norsia
Founder of Western Monasticism
Memorial
11 July

Patronage
Patron Saint against nettle rash
Patron Saint against poison
Patron Saint against witchcraft
Patron Saint of agricultural workers
Patron Saint of cavers
Patron Saint of civil engineers
Patron Saint of coppersmiths
Patron Saint of dying people
Patron Saint of erysipelas
Patron Saint of Europe
Patron Saint of farm workers
Patron Saint of farmers
Patron Saint of fever
Patron Saint of gall stones
Patron Saint of Heerdt, Germany
Patron Saint of inflammatory diseases
Patron Saint of Italian architects
Patron Saint of kidney disease
Patron Saint of monks
Patron Saint of nettle rash
Patron Saint of Norcia, Italy
Patron Saint of people in religious orders
Patron Saint of poison
Patron Saint of schoolchildren
Patron Saint of servants who have broken their master's belongings
Patron Saint of speliologists
Patron Saint of spelunkers
Patron Saint of Subiaco, Italy
Patron Saint of temptations
Patron Saint of witchcraft

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Saint Vitus, Patron Saint of Actors

Also known as
Guy
Vito
Memorial
15 June
Patronage
Patron Saint of actors
Patron Saint against animal attacks
Patron Saint against dog bites
Patron Saint against lightning
Patron Saint against oversleeping
Patron Saint against storms
Patron Saint against wild beasts
Patron Saint of Badia Calavena, Italy
Patron Saint of comedians
Patron Saint of comediennes
Patron Saint of Czech Republic
Patron Saint of dancers
Patron Saint of dog bites
Patron Saint of dogs
Patron Saint of epilepsy
Patron Saint of epileptics
Patron Saint of Forio, Italy
Patron Saint of lightning
Patron Saint of oversleeping
Patron Saint of Prague, Czech Republic
Patron Saint of rheumatic chorea
Patron Saint of Saint Vitus Dance
Patron Saint of snake bites
Patron Saint of storms
Patron Saint of Vacha, Germany
Patron Saint of Wetsens, Netherlands
Patron Saint of Zeven, Germany

More information of Saint Vitus, Patron saint of actors here

St. Genesius of Rome Patron Saint of Dancers

Also known as
Gelasinus; Gelasius
Memorial
25 August
Patronage
Patron Saint of actors; Patron Saint of attorneys; Patron Saint of barristers; Patron Saint of clowns; Patron Saint of comedians; Patron Saint of comediennes; Patron Saint of comics; Patron Saint of converts; Patron Saint of dancers; Patron Saint of epilepsy; Patron Saint of epileptics; Patron Saint of lawyers; Patron Saint of musicians; Patron Saint of printers; Patron Saint of stenographers; Patron Saint of torture victims

More info on St. Genesius of Rome here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

St. Germaine Cousin Patron Saint of child abuse victims

GERMAINE COUSIN

Also known as
Germana Cousin; Germaine of Pibrac; Germana
Memorial
15 June

Patronage
Patron saint of abandoned people; Patron saint of abuse victims; Patron saint against poverty; Patron saint of 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

Prayer to Saint Germaine

O Saint Germaine, look down from Heaven and intercede for the many abused children in our world. Help them to sanctify these sufferings. Strengthen children who suffer the effects of living in broken families. Protect those children who have been abandoned by their parents and live in the streets. Beg God's mercy on the parents who abuse their children. Intercede for handicapped children and their parents.

Saint Germaine, you who suffered neglect and abuse so patiently, pray for us. Amen.

Saint Flora of Cordoba Patron Saint of Abandoned People

FLORA of Cordoba

Memorial
24 November

Patronage
abandoned people, betrayal victims, converts, martyrs, single laywomen

More information about Flora of Cordoba here.

Saint Catherine of Alexandra Patron Saint of Secretaries

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Also known as
Katherine of Alexandria
Memorial
25 November

Patronage
Patron Saint of Aalsum, Netherlands
Patron Saint of apologists
Patron Saint of craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners, etc.)
Patron Saint of archivists
Patron Saint of attornies
Patron Saint of barristers
Patron Saint of Camerata Picena, Italy
Patron Saint of Dumaguete, Philippines, diocese of
Patron Saint of dying people
Patron Saint of educators
Patron Saint of girls
Patron Saint of Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany
Patron Saint of jurists
Patron Saint of knife grinders
Patron Saint of knife sharpeners
Patron Saint of Kuldiga, Latvia
Patron Saint of lawyers
Patron Saint of librarians
Patron Saint of libraries
Patron Saint of Mähring, Germany
Patron Saint of maidens
Patron Saint of mechanics
Patron Saint of millers
Patron Saint of nurses
Patron Saint of old maids
Patron Saint of philosophers
Patron Saint of potters
Patron Saint of preachers
Patron Saint of scholars
Patron Saint of schoolchildren
Patron Saint of scribes
Patron Saint of secretaries
Patron Saint of spinners
Patron Saint of spinsters
Patron Saint of stenographers
Patron Saint of students
Patron Saint of tanners
Patron Saint of teachers
Patron Saint of theologians
Patron Saint of turners
Patron Saint of University of Paris
Patron Saint of unmarried girls
Patron Saint of wheelwrights
Patron Saint of Zejtun, Malta
Patron Saint of Zurrieq, Malta

More information on Saint Catherine of Alexandra here.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria Patron Saint of students

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Also known as
Katherine of Alexandria
Memorial
25 November

Patronage
Patron Saint of Aalsum, Netherlands
Patron Saint of apologists
Patron Saint of craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners, etc.)
Patron Saint of archivists
Patron Saint of attornies
Patron Saint of barristers
Patron Saint of Camerata Picena, Italy
Patron Saint of Dumaguete, Philippines, diocese of
Patron Saint of dying people
Patron Saint of educators
Patron Saint of girls
Patron Saint of Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany
Patron Saint of jurists
Patron Saint of knife grinders
Patron Saint of knife sharpeners
Patron Saint of Kuldiga, Latvia
Patron Saint of lawyers
Patron Saint of librarians
Patron Saint of libraries
Patron Saint of Mähring, Germany
Patron Saint of maidens
Patron Saint of mechanics
Patron Saint of millers
Patron Saint of nurses
Patron Saint of old maids
Patron Saint of philosophers
Patron Saint of potters
Patron Saint of preachers
Patron Saint of scholars
Patron Saint of schoolchildren
Patron Saint of scribes
Patron Saint of secretaries
Patron Saint of spinners
Patron Saint of spinsters
Patron Saint of stenographers
Patron Saint of students
Patron Saint of tanners
Patron Saint of teachers
Patron Saint of theologians
Patron Saint of turners
Patron Saint of University of Paris
Patron Saint of unmarried girls
Patron Saint of wheelwrights
Patron Saint of Zejtun, Malta
Patron Saint of Zurrieq, Malta

More information on Saint Catherine of Alexandra here.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria Patron Saint of Aalsum, Netherlands

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Also known as
Katherine of Alexandria
Memorial
25 November

Patronage
Patron Saint of Aalsum, Netherlands
Patron Saint of apologists
Patron Saint of craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners, etc.)
Patron Saint of archivists
Patron Saint of attornies
Patron Saint of barristers
Patron Saint of Camerata Picena, Italy
Patron Saint of Dumaguete, Philippines, diocese of
Patron Saint of dying people
Patron Saint of educators
Patron Saint of girls
Patron Saint of Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany
Patron Saint of jurists
Patron Saint of knife grinders
Patron Saint of knife sharpeners
Patron Saint of Kuldiga, Latvia
Patron Saint of lawyers
Patron Saint of librarians
Patron Saint of libraries
Patron Saint of Mähring, Germany
Patron Saint of maidens
Patron Saint of mechanics
Patron Saint of millers
Patron Saint of nurses
Patron Saint of old maids
Patron Saint of philosophers
Patron Saint of potters
Patron Saint of preachers
Patron Saint of scholars
Patron Saint of schoolchildren
Patron Saint of scribes
Patron Saint of secretaries
Patron Saint of spinners
Patron Saint of spinsters
Patron Saint of stenographers
Patron Saint of students
Patron Saint of tanners
Patron Saint of teachers
Patron Saint of theologians
Patron Saint of turners
Patron Saint of University of Paris
Patron Saint of unmarried girls
Patron Saint of wheelwrights
Patron Saint of Zejtun, Malta
Patron Saint of Zurrieq, Malta

More information on Saint Catherine of Alexandra here.

Apollinaris Patron Saint of Aachen, Germany

APOLLINARIS

Also known as
Apollinare
Memorial
23 July

Patronage
Patron Saint of Aachen, Germany; Patron Saint of Burtscheid, Germany; Patron Saint of Düsseldorf, Germany; Patron Saint of epilepsy; Patron Saint of gout; Patron Saint of Ravenna, Italy; Patron Saint of Remagen, Germany

More Information on Saint Apollinaris here.