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Abusive or Unfaithful Husbands

Physical Abuse
St. Rita of Cascia

Verbal Abuse
Bl. Anna Maria Taigi
St. Godelieve
St. Monica

St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Bl. Margaret d'Youville
Bl. Paola Gambera-Costa

Battered by Relatives or Others (Martyrs Listed Separately)
St. Adelaide
Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni
Eve Lavalliere
St. Germaine de Pibrac
St. Godelieve
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac
St. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Joaquina
Venerable Laura Vicuna
Bl. Maria Bagnesi
Bl. Mariam Baouardy

Demonic Temptations
St. Angela of Foligno
St. Catherine of Bologna
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Elizabeth of Schonau
St. Eustochiurn of Padua
St. Gemma Galgani
Bl. Helen dei Cavalcanti
St. Margaret of Cortona
Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti
St. Syncletia

St. Angela Merici
St. Germaine de Pibrac
St. Lutgardis
Bl. Margaret of Castello

Disappointing Children
St. Clotilda
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Matilda
St. Monica

Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne
St. Fabiola

Early Death of Children
Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne
Bl. Angela of Foligno
St. Clotilda
Concepcion Cabrera de Annida, (Conchita)
Bl. Dorothy of Mantua
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Frances of Rome
St. Joaquina
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
St. Matilda
St. Melania the Younger
Bl. Michelina

Extreme Poverty
Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni
St. Bernadette of Lourdes
St. Germaine de Pibrac
St. Margaret Bourgeoys
St. Margaret of Castello
Bl. Maria Gabriella
St. Maria Goretti
Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti
Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie)
Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot
St. Soledad

Forced into Exile
St. Adelaide
Bl. Angela Truszkowska
St. Arthelais
St. Clotilda
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Joaquina
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha
Sister Marina
St. Melania the Younger
St. Puicheria
St. Rose of Viterbo
St. Susanna

Gravely Ill
St. Alpais
Sister Alphonsa of India
Sister Amparo Carbonell
St. Angela Merici
Mother Angela Truszkowska
St. Arthelais
St. Bathildis
St. Bernadette of Lourdes
St. Catherine dei Ricci
St. Catherine of Siena
Edel Quinn
Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Elizabeth of Schonau
St. Gorgonia
Bl. Isabella of France
Ven. Jacinta Marto
St. Julia Falconieri
St. Julie Billiart
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Lydwine
Mother Margaret Hallahan
Margaret Sinclair
Bl. Maria Bagnesi
Bl. Maria Gabriella
St. Maria Mazzarello
Ven. Maria Teresa Quevedo
St. Mariana of Quito
Bl. Marie Rose Durocher
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Bl. Paula Frassinetti
Bl. Rafka Al-Rayes
St. Raphaela
St. Romula
St. Syncletia
Bl. Teresa of the Andes
St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa Valse Pantellini
St. Therese of Lisieux

Bl. Beatrice da Silva
Ven. Jacinta Marto
St. Joan of Arc
Bl. Mariam Baouardy

In-Law Problems
St. Adelaide
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Godelieve
St. Helen of Skovde
St. Jeanne de Chantal
Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Ludmila
Bl. Marguerite d'YouvilIe
Bl. Michelina
St. Pulcheria

Loss of Father or Mother
Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne
Sister Alphonsa of India
St. Angela Merici
St. Colette
St. Dymphna
Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Elizabeth Seton
Bl. Frances Scherviers
St. Cemma Galgani
St. Germaine de Pibrac
St. Humbeline
St. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Jeanne de Chantal
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha
Venerable Laura Vicuna
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Margaret of Cortona
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Mother Margaret Hallahan
Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
Bl. Maria Bagnesi
Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti
Bl. Maria Gabriella
St. Maria Goretti
Bl. Mariam Baouardy
St. Mariara of Quito
Bl. Marie Rose Durocher
Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie)
Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich
St. Pulcheria
St. Radegunde
Bl. Rafka Al-Rayes
St. Raphaela
Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi
St. Susanna
St. Syncletia
St. Teresa of Avila
Bl. Sister Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)
St. Therese of Lisieux

Married Unhappily
Mother Alphonsa Hawthorne
Bl. Castora Gabrieffi
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Fabiola
St. Godelieve
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
St. Monica
St. Radegunde
St. Rita of Cascia
Bl. Zedislava Berka

Mental Illness or Judged so by Enemies
Bl. Eustochium of Padua
St. Margaret of Cortona
Bl. Michelina
Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti
St. Raphaela

Murdered (as Confessors of the Faith or for Moral Integrity)
St. Afra
St. Agatha
Bl. Agatha Kim
Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni
Sister Amparo Carbonell
St. Anastasia
Bl. Antoria Messina
St. Barbara
Sister Carmen Moreno
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Cecilia
St. Dymphna
Sts. Flora and Mary
St. Helen of Skovde
St. Joan of Arc
Venerable Laura Vicuna
St. Lucy
Bl. Lucy de Freitas
St. Margaret Clitherow
Bl. Margaret of Louvain
Bl. Margaret Ward
St. Maria Goretti
Bl. Mariam Baouardy
Sister Marina
Bl. Mary Hermina Grivot
Sts. Maura and Brigid
St. Natalia
Sts. Nunilo and Alodia
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
St. Susanna and Companions
Bl. Sister Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)
St. Theodota
St. Winifred of Wales

Opposition of Church Authorities to Their Hopes and Dreams
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Joan of Arc
Mother Margaret Hallahan
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
Sister Mary MacKiliop
St. Mary Magdalena Bentivoglio
St. Philippine Duchesne
St. Raphaela
St. Teresa of Avila

Parents not Married
St. Bridget of Theland
Bl. Eustochium of Padua
Bl. Sibyllina Biscossi

Rejected by Religious Orders
St. Clare
Bl. Eugenie Smet
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac
St. Louise de Marillac
Bl. Margaret of Castello
Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys
St. Mariana of Quito
St. Rose of Viterbo
Bl. Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars
Mother Thecla Merlo

Ridiculed for Their Piety (Other than Martyrs)
Bl. Agostina Pietrantoni
Bl. Angela of Foligno
St. Bernadette of Lourdes
St. Catherine of Genoa
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Clelia Barbieri
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Frances of Rome
Venerable Jacinta Marto
Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Joan of Arc
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Margaret of Cortona
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
St. Mary Magdalene
St. Matilda
Sts. Nurilo and Alodia
St. Rose of Lima
St. Susanna
St. Teresa of Avila
Bl. Teresa Maria of the Cross (Bettina)
Bl. Zedislava Berka
St. Zita

Separated from Children
St. Jeanne de Chantal
Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie)

Subject to Extreme Sexual Temptation
Bl. Angela of Foligno
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Margaret of Cortona
St. Mary of Edessa
St. Mary of Egypt
St. Mary Magdalene
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
St. Pelagia of Antioch

Threatened by Incest
St Dymphna
Venerable Laura Vicuna
Sister Susanna
St. Winifred of Wales

Threatened with or Victim of Rape
St. Agnes
Bl. Antonia Mesina
St Joan of Arc
St. Maria Goretti
Bl. Pierina Morosini
St. Zita

St. Adelaide
St. Anastasia
Bl. Angela of Foligno
St. Bathildis
St. Birgitta of Sweden
Bl. Castora Gabrielli
St. Clotilda
Concepcion Cabrera de Armida (Conchita)
Bl. Dorothy of Montau
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Etheidreda or Audrey
St. Eulalia
St. Frances of Rome
Bl. Helen dei Cavalcanti
Bl. Ida of Boulogne
St. Jeanne de Chantal
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac
Bl. Jeanne Marie de Maille
St. Joaquina
St. Jufta
St. Louise de Marillac
Bl. Lucy de Freitas
St. Ludmila
Bl. Marguerite d'Youville
Bl. Marie of the Incarnation (Acarie)
St. Matilda
Bl. Michelina
St. Monica
St. Olga
St. Paula
St. Rita of Cascia

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Agatha: tongs, veil
Agnes: lamb
Ambrose: bees, dove, ox, pen
Andrew: transverse cross
Angela Merici: ladder, cloak
Anne: door
Anthony of Padua: Christ Child, book, bread, lily
Antony: bell, hog
Augustine: child, dove, pen, shell
Barbara: cannon, chalice, palm, tower
Barnabas: ax, lance, stones
Bartholomew: flayed skin, knife
Benedict: bell, broken cup, bush, crozier, raven
Bernard: bees, pen
Bernardine of Siena: chrism, sun inscribed with IHS tablet
Blaise: iron comb, wax candle
Bonaventure: cardinal's hat, ciborium
Boniface: ax, book, fox, fountain, oak, raven, scourge, sword
Bridget of Sweden: book, pilgrim's staff
Brigid: candle, cross, flame over her head
Bruno: chalice
Catherine of Alexandria: lamb, sword, wheel
Catherine di Ricci: crown, crucifix, ring
Catherine of Siena: cross, lily, ring, stigmata
Cecilia: organ
Charles Borromeo: Eucharist
Christopher: Christ Child, giant, torrent, tree
Clare: monstrance
Colette: birds, lamb
Cosmas and Damian: box of ointment, vial
Cyril of Alexandria: pen
Cyril of Jerusalem: hook, purse
Dominic: rosary, star
Dorothy: flowers, fruit
Edmund: arrow, sword
Elizabeth of Hungary: bread, flowers, pitcher
Francis of Assisi: birds, deer, fish, skull, stigmata, wolf
Francis Xavier: bell, crucifix, ship
Genevieve: bread, candle, herd, keys
George: dragon
Gertrude: crown, lily, taper
Gervaise and Protase: club, scourge, sword
Giles: crozier, hermitage, hind
Gregory the Great: crozier, dove, tiara
Helena: cross
Hilary: child, pen, stick
Ignatius Loyola: book, chasuble, Eucharist
Isidore: bees, pen
James the Greater: key, pilgrirn's staff, shell, sword
James the Less: club, halberd, square rule
Jerome: lion
John the Baptist: head on platter, lamb, skin of animal
John Berchmans: cross, rosary
John Chrysostom: bees, dove, pen
John Climacus: ladder
John the Evangelist: armor, chalice, eagle, kettle
John of God: alms, crown of thorns, heart
Josaphat: chalice, crown, winged deacon
Joseph: carpenter's square, infant Jesus, lily, plane, rod
Jude: club, square rule
Justin Martyr: ax, sword
Lawrence: book of gospels, cross, grid iron
Leander: pen
Liborius: pebbles, peacock
Longinus: lance
Louis: crown of thorns, nails
Lucy: cord, eyes
Luke: book, bush, ox, palette
Margaret: dragon
Mark: book, lion
Martha: dragon, holy water sprinkler
Mary Magdalen: alabaster box of ointment
Matilda: alms, purse
Matthew: lance, purse, winged man
Matthias: lance
Maurus: crutch, scales, spade
Meinrad: two ravens
Michael: banner, dragon, scales, sword
Monica: girdle, tears
Nicholas: anchor, boat, boy in boat, three purses
Patrick: baptismal font, cross, harp, serpent, shamrock
Paul: book, scroll, sword
Peter: boat, cock, keys
Philip: column
Philip Neri: altar, chasuble, vial Rita: crucifix, rose, thorn
Roch: angel, bread, dog
Rose of Lima: anchor, city, crown of thorns
Sebastian: arrows, crown
Sergius and Bacchus: military uniform, palm
Simon: cross, saw
Simon Stock: scapular
Teresa of Avila: arrow, book, heart
Therese of Lisieux: roses entwining a crucifix
Thomas: ax, lance
Thomas Aquinas: chalice, dove, monstrance, ox
Ursula: arrow, clock, ship
Vincent: boat, gridiron
Vincent de Paul: children
Vincent Ferrer: captives, cardinal's hat, pulpit, trumpet
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Abandoned Children: Jerome Emiliani
Academics: Thomas Aquinas
Accountants: Matthew
Actors: Genesius; Vitus
Advertising: Bernardine of Siena
Advocates: Ivo
Agricultural workers: Watstan
AIDS Sufferers: Therese of Lisieux
Air travelers: Joseph of Cupertino
Altar boys:John Berchmans
Altar servers: Tarsicius
Anesthetists: Rene Goupil
Angina sufferers: Swithbert
Animals & birds: Francis of Assisi
Animals (sick): Beuno
Apologists: Justin
Apothecaries: Nicholas
Appendicitis: Elmo
Archaeologists: Jerome
Archers: Sebastian
Architects: Barbara; Thomas the Apostle
Armorers: George; Laurence
Art: Catherine of Bologna
Artists: Luke
Astronauts: Joseph of Cupertino
Astronomers: Dominic
Athletes: Sebastian
Authors: Francis de Sales
Aviators: Joseph of Cupertino; Therese of Lisieux Babies: Zeno of Verona

Bad weather: Medard
Bakers: Elizabeth of Hungary; Honoratus; Nicholas
Baptism: John the Baptist
Bankers: Matthew
Barbers: Cosmas and Damian; Louis
Barren women: Anthony of Padua; Felicity
Basket makers: Antony of Egypt
Battle: Michael the Archangel
Bee keepers: Ambrose; Bernard
Bellfounders: Agatha
Betrothed couples: Agnes
Beggars: Alexius; Giles
Birds: Gall
Birth: Margaret of Antioch
Blackbird: Kevin
Bishops: Charles Borromeo
Blacksmiths: Dunstan
Blind: Odilia; Raphael
Blindness: Lucy
Blood banks: Januarius
Boatmen: Julian the Hospitaler
Bodily purity: Agnes
Bookbinders: Peter Celestine
Bookkeepers: Matthew
Booksellers: John of God
Boys: Nicholas
Boy Scouts: George
Breast disorders: Agatha
Breast feeding: Giles
Brewers: Augustine; Luke; Nicholas of Myra
Bricklayers: Stephen
Brides: Nicholas of Myra
Bridges: John of Nepomuk
Broken bones: Stanislaus Kostka
Builders: Vincent Ferrer
Brushmakers: Anthony
Builders: Barbara; Vincent Ferrer
Business people: Homobonus
Butchers: Antony; Hadrian; Luke Cab drivers: Fiacre

Cabinetmakers: Anne
Cancer victims: Peregrine Laziosi
Candlemakers: Ambroise; Bernard of Clairvaux
Canonists: Raymond of Penafort
Carpenters: Joseph
Catechists: Charles Borromeo; Robert Bellarmine; Viator
Catholic Action: Francis of Assisi
Catholic press: Francis de Sales
Charitable societies: Vincent de Paul
Chasity: Agnes; Thomas Aquinas
Childbirth: Gerard Majella
Childhood diseases: Aldegonda
Children: Nicholas of Myra
Choirboys: Dominic Savio
Church, the: Joseph
Clerics: Gabriel
Clothworkers: Homobonus
Coachmen: Richard of Chichester
Cobblers: Crispin
Cold weather: Sebald
Colleges: Thomas Aquinas
Comedians: Vitus
Communications personnel: Bernardine
Confessors: Alphonsus Liguori; John Nepomucene
Contemplative life: Mary Magdalene
Convulsive children: Scholastica
Cooks: Lawrence; Martha
Coppersmiths: Maura
Cramps: Pancras
Cripples: Giles
Cures from pain: Madron
Customs officers: Matthew Dairymaids: Brigid

Dancers: Vitus
Danger from fire: Florian
Deacons: Laurence; Stephen
Deaf: Francis de Sales
Dentists: Apollonia
Despairing prostitutes: Margaret of Cortona
Desperate situations: Gregory of Neo Caesarea; Jude; Rita of Cascia
Difficult situations: Eustace
Dietitians (hospital): Martha
Diplomats: Gabriel
Doctors: Cosmas & Damian
Dogbites: Vitus
Dogs (healthy): Hubert
Dogs (mad): Sithney
Domestic animals: Antony
Doubters: Joseph
Dove: David
Drought: Catald
Druggists: Cosmas and Damian; James the Less
Dyers: Maurice and Lydia
Dying: Barbara; Joseph
Dysentery sufferers: Matrona Earache: Polycarp

Earthquakes: Emygdius
Ecologists: Francis of Assisi
Ecumenists: Cyril & Methodius Editors: John Bosco
Embroiders: Clare of Assisi
Emigrants: Frances Xavier Cabrini
Engineers: Ferdinand III
Epidemics: Roch
Epileptics: Dymphna; Vitus
Escape from devils: Margaret of Antioch
Eucharistic Congresses and Societies: PaschaI Baylon
Expectant mothers: Gerard Majella
Eye trouble: Herve'; Lucy

Falsely accused: Raymond Nonnatus
False witness: Pancras
Famine: Walburga
Farmers: George; Isidore the Farmer
Fathers of families: Joseph
Fear of insects: Gratus of Aosta
Fear of rats/mice: Gertrude of Nivelles
Fear of snakes: Patrick
Fear of wasps: Friard
Fever:Antoninus of Florence
Firefighters: Agatha; Laurence
Firemen: Florian
Fire prevention: Barbara; Catherine of Siena
First communicants: Tarcisus
Fish: Neot
Fishermen: Andrew
Floods: Florian
Florists: Rose of Lima
Flower growers: Theresa of Lisieux
Foresters: John Gualbert
Founders: Barbara
Foundlings: Holy Innocents
Funeral directors: Joseph of Arimathea; Dismas

Gall-stones: Benedict
Gardeners: Adelard; Dorothy; Fiacre; Gertrude of Nivelles; Phocas; Tryplon
Geese: Martin of Tours
Girls: Agnes
Glassworkers: Luke
Goldsmiths: Dunstan; Anastasius
Good weather: Agricola of Avignon
Gout: Andrew
Governors: Ferdinand III of Castile
Gravediggers: Antony
Greetings: Valentine
Grocers: Michael
Gunners: Barbara Haemorrhoids: Fiacre

Hairdressers (ladies): Mary Magdalen
Hairdressers (men): Martin de Porres
Hangovers: Bibiana
Hatters: James the Less; Severus of Ravenna
Haymakers: Gervase and Protase
Headache sufferers: Teresa of Avila
Healers: Bridget of Sweden
Heart patients: John of God
Hemorrhage: Lucy
Hermits: Antony; Giles
Hernia: Catald; Cosmas & Damian
Holy death: Joseph
Homeless: Benedict Joseph Labre
Hopeless cases: Jude
Horses: Giles; Hippolytus
Hospital administrators: Basil the Great; Frances Xavier Cabrini
Hospitals: Camillus de Lellis; John of God; Jude Thaddeus
Hotelkeepers: Amand; Julian the Hospitaler
House hunters: Joseph
Housewives: Anne; Martha
Hunters: Eustachius; Hubert
Husbandmen: George

Impoverishment: Martin of Tours
Imprisonment: Leonard of Noblac
Infantrymen: Maurice
Infants: Nicholas of Tolentino
Innkeepers: Martha
Innocent people (falsely accused): Raymond Nonnatus
Insanity: Giles
Infertility: Rita
Interracial justice: Martin de Porres
Intestinal disease: Erasmus
Invalids: Roch

Jewelers: Eligius
Journalists: Francis de Sales
Jurists: John Capistrano

Kings: Edward; Lewis; Henry
Knights: George; James the Great

Laborers: Isidore; James; John Bosco
Lambs: John the Baptist
Lawyers: Genesius; Ivo; Thomas More
Lay-brothers: Gerard Majella
Lay-sisters: Martha
Learning: Ambrose
Leatherworkers: Crispin and Crispinian
Lepers: Giles
Lighthousekeepers: Venerius
Lightning: Barbara
Lions: Mark
Longevity: Peter
Losing keys: Zita
Lost causes: Jude
Locksmiths: Dunstan
Lost articles: Anthony of Padua
Lovers: Raphael; Valentine

Madness: Osmund
Magistrates: Ferdinand III of Castile
Maidens: Catherine of Alexandria
Maidservants: Zita
Manual workers: Joseph
Mariners: Michael; Nicholas of Tolentine
Market-gardeners: Phocas
Married women: Monica
Matrimonial problems: Rita
Medical technicians: Albert the Great
Mentally ill: Dymphna
Merchants: Francis of Assisi; Nicholas of Myra
Messengers: Gabriel
Metalworkers: Eligius
Midwives: Raymond Nonnatus
Migraine: Gereon
Millers: Arnulph; Victor
Miners: Barbara
Misfortune: Agricola of Avignon
Missionary Bishops: Paul
Missions: Francis Xavier; Therese of Lisieux; Leonard of Port Maurice (parish)
Monks: Antony; Benedict
Motherhood: Blessed Virgin Mary
Mothers: Monica
Motorists: Christopher; Frances of Rome
Mountaineers: Bernard of Montjoux
Musicians: Cecilia; Dunstan; Gregory the Great
Mystics (mystical theology): John of the Cross

Native rights: Turibius
Native traditions: Martyrs of Paraquay
Navigators: Elmo
Negroes: Peter Claver
Notaries: Luke; Mark
Nuns: Blessed Virgin Mary; Scholastica
Nurses: Agatha; Camillus de Lellis; John of God; Raphael
Nursing service: Catherine of Siena; Elizabeth of Hungary

Orators: John Chrysostom
Orphans: Jerome Emiliani

Painters: Luke
Paralysed: Osmund
Paratroopers: Michael
Parish priests: John Baptist Vianney
Pawnbrokers: Nicholas of Myra
Penitents: Mary Magdalene
People of mixed race: Martin de Porres
Perfumiers: Nicholas
Perjury: Pancras
Pestilence:Cosmas & Damian
Pharmacists: Cosmas and Damian; James the Greater
Pharmacists(hospital) Gemma Galgani
Philosophers: Catherine of Alexandria; Justin
Physically disabled: Giles
Physicians: Cosmas and Damian; Luke; Pantaleon; Raphael
Pilgrims: James
Pilots: Joseph of Cupertino
Plague: Roch
Plasterers: Bartholomew
Poets: Cecilia; David
Poisoning: Benedict
Policemen: Michael
Political prisoners: Maximilian KolbePoor: Anthony of Padua; Lawrence
Popes: Peter; Gregory the Great
Porters: Christopher
Possession (devil): Dymphna
Postal workers: Gabriel
Preachers: Catherine of Alexandria; John Chrysostom
Pregnancy: Anne
Pregnant women: Gerard Majella; Margaret; Raymond Nonnatus
Printers: Augustine; Genesius; John of God
Prisoners: Barbara; Dismas
Prisoners of war: Leonard
Prisons: Joseph Cafasso
Public relations: Bernardine of Siena
Public relations (for hospitals): Paul
Protection from fire: Catherine of Siena
Protection (sudden death): Barbara
Public education: Martin de Porres
Publishers: John the Apostle

Race relations: Martin de Porres; Peter Claver
Radiologists: Michael
Radio workers: Gabriel
Rain: Agricola of Avignon
Recently dead (on behalf): Gertrude of Nivelles
Reconciling unhappy marriage: Theodore of Sykeon
Repentant prostitutes: Mary Magdalene; Mary of Egypt; Margaret of Cortona
Retreats: Ignatius Loyola
Rheumatism: James the Greater
Riders: Martin of Tours
Robbers, against: Leonard of Noblac
Roman Catholic Schools: Thomas Aquinas
Rulers: Ferdinand III of Castile
Running water: John of Nepomuk
Rupture, against: Osmund

Saddlers: Crispin and Crispinian
Safe childbirth: Margaret of Antioch
Safe motoring: Francis of Rome
Safe seafaring: Francis of Paola
Safe travel: Christopher
Sailors: Brendan; Christopher; Cuthbert; Elmo; Erasmus; Eulalia; Peter Gonzales; Nicholas
Salmon: Kentigern
Scholars: Brigid
Schoolboys: John Bosco; Nicholas
Schoolgirls: Catherine; Ursula
Schoolteachers: John Baptist de la Salle
Scientists: Albert the Great
Sculptors: Claude
Security forces: Michael
Security guards: Matthew
Secretaries: Genesius
Seminarians: Charles Borromeo
Servants: Martha; Zita
Shepherds: Drogo
Shipwreck: Antony of Padua
Shoemakers: Crispin and Crispinian
Sick: John of God; Camillus de Lellis; Michael
Sick children: Beuno
Silence: John of Nepomuk
Silversmiths: Andronicus; Dunstan
Singers: Cecilia; Gregory
Skaters: Lidwina
Skiers: Bernard
Skin diseases: Marculf
Slander: John of Nepomuk
Slavery: Peter Claver
Sleepwalkers: Dymphna
Snakebite: Paul
Social justice: Joseph
Social workers: Louise de Marillac
Soldiers: George; Hadrian; Ignatius Loyola; Joan of Arc; Martin of Tours; Sebastian
Sore eyes: Augustine of Hippo
Sore throats: Ignatius of Antioch
Souls in purgatory: Nicholas of Tolentino
Speleologists: Benedict
Spinners: Catherine of Alexandria
Stammering children: Notkar Balbulus
Stamp collectors: Gabriel the Archangel
Starving: Antony of Padua
Stenographers: Cassian; Genesius
Sterility: Francis of Paola
Sterility in women: Giles
Stomach troubles: Wolfgang
Stonecutters: Clement
Stonemasons: Barbara; Reinhold; Stephen
Students: Catherine of Alexandria; Thomas Aquinas
Sudden death: Aldegonda; Barbara
Surgeons: Cosmas and Damian; Luke
Swordsmiths: Maurice
Syphilis sufferers: Fiacre; George

Tailors: Homobonus
Tanners: Crispin and Crispinian; Simon
Tax collectors: Matthew
Taxi drivers: Fiacre
Teachers: Gregory the Great; John Baptist de la Salle
Teenagers: Aloysius Gonzaga
Telecommunications workers: Gabriel
Television: Clare of Assisi
Television workers: Gabriel
Tempest: Christopher
Terrors of night: Giles
Tertiaries:Elizabeth of Hungary; Louis
Theologians: Alphonsus Liguori; Augustine
Thieves: Dismas
Throat: Blaise
Throat infections: Lucy
Toothache sufferers: Apollonia
Tramps: Benedict Joseph Labre
Trappers: Hubert of Liege
Travelers: Anthony of Padua; Christopher; Nicholas of Myra; Raphael; Three Magi (Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar)

Undertakers: Dismas
Unhappy marriages: Wilgefortis
Universities: Bl. Contardo Ferrini
Unmarried girls: Nicholas of Myra

Venereal disease: Fiarce
Virgins: Blessed Virgin Mary
Vocations: Alphonsus
Volcanic eruptions: Januarius; Agatha

War: Elizabeth of Portugal
Watchmen: Peter of Alcantara
Water (against): Christopher
Weavers: Anastasia; Anastasius; Paul the Hermit
Whales: Brendan the Navigator
Widows: Paula
Wild animals: Blaise
Winegrowers: Morand; Vincent
Wine merchants: Amand
Witchcraft (against): Benedict
Wives: Monica
Women in labor: Anne
Women (unhappy marriage): Rita of Cascia
Women wanting sons: Felicity
Woods: Giles
Workingmen: Joseph
Wounds: Aldegonda
Writers: Francis de Sales; Lucy

Yachtsmen: Adjutor
Young girls: Agnes
Youth: Aloysius Gonzaga; Gabriel Possenti; John Berchmans

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Alsace: Odila
Americas: Rose of Lima
Aragon: George
Argentina: Our Lady of Lujan
Armenia: Gregory the llluminator; Bartholomew
Asia Minor: John the Evangelist
Australia: Our Lady Help of Christians
Austria: Severino
Bavaria: Kilian
Belgium: Joseph
Bohemia: Ludmilla; Wenceslaus
Brazil: Immaculate Conception; Peter of Alcantara
Canada: Anne, Joseph
Chile: Our Lady of Mount Cannel; James
China: Joseph
Colombia: Louis Bertrand; Peter Claver
Corsica: Immaculate Conception; Alexander Sauli; Julia of Corsica
Crete: Titus
Cyprus: Barnabas
Czechoslovakia: John Nepomucene; Procopius; Wenceslaus
Denmark: Ansgar; Canute
Dominican Republic: Our Lady of High Grace; Dominic
East Indies: Francis Xavier; Thomas
Ecuador: Sacred Heart
England: Augustine of Canterbury; George; Gregory the Great
Ethiopia: Frumentius
Europe: Benedict III
Finland: Henry of Uppsala
France: Our Lady of the Assumption; Denis; Joan of Arc; Martin of Tours; Remigius; Therese of Lisieux
Genoa: George
Georgia (Russia) Nino
Germany: Boniface; Michael; Peter Canisius; Suitbert
Greece: Andrew; Nicholas of Myra
Holland: Plechelm; Willibrord
Hungary: Bl. Astricus; Gerard; Stephen
India: Our Lady of the Assumption
Ireland: Brigid; Columba; Patrick
Italy: Bernardine of Siena; Catherine of Siena; Francis of Assisi
Japan: Francis Xavier; Peter Baptist
Lithuania: Casimir; Bl. Cunegunda; John Cantius
Madrid: Isidore the Farmer
Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Monaco: Devota
Moravia: Cyril and Methodius
New Zealand: Our Lady Help of Christians
North America: Isaac Jogues and companions
Norway: Olaf
Paraguay: Our Lady of the Assumption
Paris: Genevieve
Persia: Maruthas
Peru: Joseph
Philippines: Sacred Heart of Mary
Poland: Casimir; Cunegunda; Hyacinth; John Cantius; Our Lady of Czestochowa; Stanislaus
Portugal: Francis Borgia; George; Immaculate Conception; Vincent
Prussia: Adalbert; Bruno of Querfurt
Romania: Nicetas
Rome: Philip Neri
Russia: Andrew; Nicholas of Myra; Therese of Lisieux; Vladimir I of Kiev
Ruthenia: Bruno
Saxony: Willihad
Scandinavia: Ansgar
Scotland: Andrew; Columba; Margaret of Scotland; Palladius
Silesia: Hedwig
Siovakia: Our Lady of the Assumption
South Africa: Our Lady of the Assumption
South America: Rose of Lima
Spain: Euphrasius; Felix; James; John of Avila; Teresa of Avila
Sri Lanka (Ceylon); Lawrence
Sweden: Ansgar; Bridget; Eric; Gall; Sigfrid
Switzerland: Gall
United States: Immaculate Conception
Uruguay: Our Lady of Lujan
Wales: David
West Indies: Gertrude

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