List of patron saints by occupation and activity
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This is a list of patron saints of occupations and activities or of groups of people with a common occupation or activity.
- Adrian of Nicomedia arms dealers, butchers, guards, soldiers
- Agatha bakers, bellmaking, nurses
- Albertus Magnus medical technicians, philosophers, scientists, students, natural scientists
- Alexander of Comana charcoal-burners[page needed]
- Alexius belt makers and nurses
- Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic students, Jesuit scholastics
- Amand bartenders, brewers, innkeepers, merchants, vine growers, vintners,[page needed]
- Ambrose of Milan beekeepers, beggars, candle-makers, chandlers, wax-melters and refiners
- Anastasia of Sirmium weavers, healers, martyrs, exorcists
- Anastasius the Fuller fullers
- Andrew Kim clergy of Korea
- Andrew the Apostle fishmongers, fishermen[page needed]
- Anne miners,[page needed] mothers, equestrians, cabinet makers, homemakers, teachers, stablemen, French-Canadian voyageurs and sailors
- Ansovinus gardeners
- Anthony Mary Claret weavers
- Anthony of Padua those seeking lost items or people,[page needed] nomadic travelers, brush makers, women seeking a husband
- Anthony the Abbot basket-makers,[page needed] gravediggers, butchers, swineherds and motorists
- Antipas dentists
- Apollonia dentists[page needed]
- Arnold of Soissons brewers
- Arnulph millers
- Augustine of Hippo printers, brewers and theologians
- Barbara miners, artillerymen, military engineers and firefighters, Italian marines, architects, builders, foundry workers, fireworks makers, service-men of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, mathematicians, geoscientist, stonemasons
- Bartholomew the Apostle leatherworkers, plasterers, tanners, trappers, curriers
- Basil the Great hospital administrators
- Basilides Italian prison officers
- Basilissa nursing mothers
- Bede historians and English writers
- Benedict of Nursia farmers, farmhands, engineers, architects, Italian speleologists, students, husbandry, heraldry and officers of arms
- B้n้zet bridge-builders
- Benno fishermen
- Bernadette of Lourdes shepherds
- Bernard of Clairvaux bee keepers, chandlers, advertisers, wax melters and refiners
- Bernard of Menthon mountaineers, skiers
- Bernard of Vienne farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Bernardine of Feltre pawnbrokers, bankers
- Bernardine of Siena advertisers
- Bernward of Hildesheim architects
- Blaise veterinarians, wool combers and weavers, town criers
- Boethius philosophy
- Bona of Pisa flight attendants, travelers, specifically couriers, guides, pilgrims
- Botulph farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Brendan the Navigator sailors, navigators, mariners, seafarers, those traveling by sea
- Brigid of Ireland dairy workers, scholars, nuns, medicine/healers
- Cajetan unemployed, gamblers, odd lot dealers, and of job seekers
- Camillus of Lellis nurses, hospital workers
- Cassian of Imola shorthand writers, stenographers, school teachers, parish clerks
- Catherine of Alexandria tanners, librarians, students, philosophers, secretaries, scribes, stenographers, preachers, nurses
- Catherine of Siena jurors, Italian nurses
- Cecilia musicians
- Charles Borromeo Catechists, seminarians
- Christina the Astonishing millers, psychiatrists
- Christopher travelers, bookbinders, gardeners, mariners, drivers, surfers, athletes, pilots
- Clare of Assisi theatre performers, embroiderers, gilders, laundry workers, goldsmiths
- Claude sculptors, secretaries
- Clement marble-workers, tanners, mariners, stonecutters
- Columbanus motorcyclists
- Cosmas doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, barbers
- Crispin tanners, shoemakers, cobblers, leatherworkers, curriers, saddle-makers
- Cuthbert shepherds
- Cuthman shepherds
- Damian doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, barbers
- Dismas undertakers
- Dominic astronomers, astronomy, scientists
- Dominic de la Calzada civil engineers
- Dominic of Silos shepherds
- Dorothea of Caesarea florists, horticulture, brewers
- Drogo of Sebourg coffee house keepers, coffee house owners, shepherds
- Dunstan blacksmiths, goldsmiths, musicians, locksmiths
- Dymphna mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists
- Edward the Confessor kings
- Eligius metal-workers, jewelers, mechanics, taxi drivers, farriers, harness makers, numismatists, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers soldiers, veterinarians, farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Elisabeth of Hungary bakers, beggars, nursing services
- Elizabeth Seton sailors
- Ephrem the Syrian spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
- Erasmus of Formiae or Elmo sailors, pyrotechnicians, steeplejacks, chimney sweeps and anyone who works at great heights
- Eustachius hunters, trappers, firefighters
- Ferdinand III engineers
- Fiacre gardeners, florists, herbalists, ploughboys, hosiers, pewterers, tilemakers, box-makers, taxi-drivers, drivers, gardeners, horticulturists
- Florian firefighters, chimney sweeps
- Foillan dentists, surgeons, truss-makers, children's nurses
- Frances of Rome automobile drivers
- Frances Xavier Cabrini hospital administrators, immigrants
- Francis Caracciolo chefs
- Francis de Sales writers/authors, journalists
- Francis of Assisi ecologists, merchants, animal welfare, and rights workers
- Francis Xavier - missionary
- Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows students, seminarians, clerics
- Gabriel the Archangel communications workers, postal workers, broadcasters, messengers, radio/television workers, radiologists, diplomats, ambassadors, emergency dispatchers, police dispatchers
- Gangulphus tanners, shoemakers
- Gemma Galgani students, pharmacists
- Genesius actors, comedians, clowns, dancers, theatrical performers of all kinds, also attorneys, barristers, lawyers
- George agricultural workers, archers, armourers, Boy Scouts, butchers, cavalry, soldiers, Crusaders, equestrians, horsemen, husbandry, knights, saddle makers, shepherds, Teutonic Knights (policemen and firefighters in Brazil)
- Gerard Majella Patron of Expectant Mothers; safe delivery
- Germaine Cousin shepherdesses
- Giles beggars, spur makers
- Gottschalk linguists, princes, translators
- Gregory the Great teachers
- Gummarus lumberjacks
- Herv้ bards, musicians
- Homobonus businessmen, tailors, and clothworkers
- Honorius of Amiens(Honoratus) bakers, confectioners, bakers of altar bread, candle-makers, florists, flour merchants, oil refiners, and pastry chefs
- Hubertus hunters, furriers
- Hunna laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen
- Ignatius of Loyola Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education.
- Isidore of Seville computer scientists, software engineers, computer programmers, computer technicians, computer users, schoolchildren, students
- Isidore the Farmer farmers, farmhands, husbandry, manual laborers
- Jadwiga of Poland queens
- James, son of Alphaeus pharmacists
- James, son of Zebedee veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists, traveler, pilgrimage
- Jerome librarians, translators, spectacle makers
- Joan of Arc soldiers
- John Baptist de la Salle teachers of youth
- John Berchmans altar servers
- John Bosco apprentices, editors, printers/publishers
- John Gualbert foresters
- John of Capistrano jurists
- John of Damascus makers of images of the crucifix
- John of God hospital workers, nurses, booksellers
- John Regis medical social workers
- John the Almoner Knights Hospitaller
- John the Apostle tanners
- John the Baptist farriers, bird dealers, Knights Hospitaller
- John the Evangelist editors, authors, art dealers, tanners, and theologians
- John Vianney priests
- Joseph cabinetmakers, carpenters, craftsmen, laborers, traveler, workers, and working people
- Joseph of Arimathea funeral directors, tinsmiths
- Joseph of Cupertino air travelers, aviators, astronauts, test takers, poor students
- Jude (also known as Jude Thaddeus) police officers, hospital workers
- Julian the Hospitaller shepherds, boatmen
- Justa and Rufina potters
- Lawrence librarians, archivists, students, tanners, cooks, comedians.
- Leodegar millers
- Lidwina ice skaters
- Lucy authors, cutlers, glaziers, labourers, martyrs, peasants, saddlers, salesmen, stained glass workers.
- Luke the Evangelist doctors, surgeons, artists, painters, notaries
- Macarius of Unzha, Venerable craftsmen, merchants, travelers
- Madeleine Sophie Barat school girls
- Magnus of Avignon fish dealers, fishmongers
- Malo pig-keepers
- Marcellin Champagnat education and teachers
- Margaret of Antioch nurses
- Martha dieticians, cooks
- Martin of Tours soldiers
- Mary Magdalene tanners, hairdressers, pharmacists.
- Matthew accountants, tax collectors, bankers, bookkeepers, joiners, custom agents, security guards, perfumers
- Matthias carpenters, tailors
- Maturinus comic actors, jesters, clowns, sailors (in Brittany), tinmen (in Paris) and of plumbers.
- Maurice infantrymen
- Maurice and Lydia dyers
- Medard -- meteorologists, field workers
- Michael the Archangel soldiers, paramedics, paratroopers, police officers, security officers
- Nicholas of Myra sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, the falsely accused, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe
- Nicholas of Tolentine Mariners
- Notburga farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Pantaleon doctors, midwives, physicians
- Patrick engineers
- Paul the Apostle hospital public relations
- Peter the Apostle popes, fishermen, fishmongers, sailors, bakers, harvesters, butchers, glass makers, carpenters, shoemakers, clockmakers, blacksmiths, potters, bridge builders, cloth makers
- Peter of Alcantara guards
- Philip Special Forces, pastry chefs
- Phocas the Gardener farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Piran tinners, tin miners
- Pope Celestine V bookbinders
- Pope John XXIII Papal delegates
- Raphael the Archangel doctors, pharmacists, nurses, shepherds, matchmakers, travelers
- Raymond Nonnatus midwives, obstetricians
- Raymond of Penyafort medical record librarians, Canon lawyers
- Rebekah physicists
- Regina shepherdesses
- Reinold Stonemasons
- Ren้ Goupil anaesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists
- Robert Bellarmine Catechists
- Roch surgeons, tile-makers, second-hand dealers, gravediggers
- Rose of Lima embroiderers, gardeners
- Sebastian soldiers, athletes
- Severus of Avranches silk and wool makers, drapers; milliners and hatters
- Simon tanners
- Solange shepherdesses
- Stephen bricklayers, casketmakers, deacons, altar servers
- Tarcisius altar servers
- Tatiana of Rome students
- Teresa of มvila lace workers, chess
- Teresa of Calcutta missionaries
- Theobald of Provins farmers, winegrowers, shoemakers, beltmakers, charcoal-burners
- Th้r่se of Lisieux florists, aviators, missionaries
- Thomas the Apostle architects, politicians, land surveyors
- Thomas Aquinas students, teachers, academics
- Thomas Becket diocesan priests
- Thomas More politicians, statesmen, lawyers, civil servants, court clerks
- Urban of Langres vine-growers, vine-dressers, gardeners, vintners, and coopers
- Ursula archers, orphans, students
- Valentine beekeeping
- Verena lighthouse keepers
- Veronica laundry workers; photographers
- Vincent de Paul volunteers
- Vincent Ferrer builders
- Vincent of Saragossa winemakers, vinegarmakers
- Vitus comedians, dancers
- Walstan farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Winnoc millers
- Wolbodo students
- Wolfgang of Regensburg woodworkers, woodcarvers
- Yves lawyers
- Patron saints of ailments, illness, and dangers
- Patron saints of places
- Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Saint symbolism
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