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Haarlem, Nederlands Bavo
Haemorrhage Lucy
Haemorrhoid sufferers Fiacre
Hail Magnus of Fussen
Hainault, Belgium Waltude
Hairdressers Martin de Porres, Cosmas and Damian
Haiti Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Hanging; Hanged People, protection against Colman of Stockerau
Hawaii, USA Mary, Queen of Peace
Headaches Teresa of Avila, Denis, Bishop of Paris
Health inspectors Raphael the Archangel
Health service, public Martin de Porres
Heart patients John of God
Hernia sufferers Cathal
Hesitation, protection against Joseph
High command, Spanish Immaculate Conception of Mary
Highways, motorways John the Baptist
Hirnant, Powys, Wales Ellidius
Hoarseness Bernardine of Siena
Hoarseness, protection against Bernardine of Siena, Maurus
Holland Willibrord
Holland, the Nederlands, the Netherlands Bavo, Plechelm, Willibrord
Holy Name Society; Confraternity of the Most Holy Name of God and Jesus John of Vercelli
Honduras Our Lady of Suyapa, Our Lady of Suyapa
Hopeless (or desperate) cases Jude, Rita of Cascia, Gregory the Wonderworker
Horse-riders Martin of Tours
Horses Eligius (Eloi), Martin of Tours, Hippolytus
Horticulturalists Adam, Fiacre
Hospitals Camillus de Lellis, John of God, Vincent de Paul
Hoteliers Gentian
Hoteliers (Italian) Martha
Hotelkeepers Amand
House hunting Joseph
Housewives Anne (Mother of Mary), Martha
Hungary Stephen, Mary, Great Queen of Hungary
Hunters Hubert, Eustachius
Hydrophobia, or rabies Hubert, Ubald
haberdashers Louis IX, Michael the Archangel
hangovers Bibiana
happy meetings Raphael the Archangel
harness makers Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Eligius (Eloi)
harvesters Peter the Apostle
harvests Anthony of Padua, Florian, Jodocus, Medard of Noyon, Walburga
hatmakers, hatters, milliners Barbara, Clement I, James the Lesser, Apostle, Michael the Archangel, Severus of Avranches
haymakers Gervase, Protase
head injuries John Licci
healers Bridgid of Ireland
health Infant Jesus of Prague
heart patients John of God
hermits, recluses Anthony the Abbott, Giles
hernia Alban of Mainz, Cosmas and Damian, Drogo, Gummarus
herpes George
hogs, pigs, swine Anthony the Abbott
holy death Andrew Avellino, Christopher, Joseph, Michael the Archangel, Ursula
homeless people, hoboes, tramps Benedict Joseph Labre, Edwin, Elizabeth of Hungary, Lufthild, Margaret of Cortona
homemakers, housewives, housekeepers Anne, Martha, Monica, Zita
horned animals Guy of Anderlecht
horse men, riders, equestrians Anne, George, James the Greater, Martin of Tours
hosiers Fiacre
hospital administrators Basil the Great, Frances Xavier Cabrini
hospital public relations Paul, Apostle
hospital workers Camillus de Lellis, John of God, Jude Thaddeus, Vincent Ferrer
hospitality, hospitallers Julian the Hospitaller, Meinrad
house hunters or sellers Joseph
human race, people Mary, Mother of God

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What is a patron saint?

Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life. These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes -- anything that is important to us. The earliest records show that people and churches were named after apostles and martyrs as early as the fourth century.

Recently, the popes have named patron saints but patrons can be chosen by other individuals or groups as well. Patron saints are often chosen today because an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the special area. Angels can also be named as patron saints. A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saint's life and when we ask for that saint's intercessory prayers to God.

For example, Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron of ecologists. Francis de Sales was a writer and so he is patron of journalists and writers. Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass -- even though it was taking place miles away.

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