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Saguntum, Spain Sacerdos of Saguntum
Sailors Brendan, Erasmus (Elmo), Francis of Paola, Nicholas of Myra
Saint Ives, Cornwall Ia
Saint Ives, England Ivo
Saint Mellyan, Cornwall Melaine of Rennes
Saint Teath, Cornwall Teath
Saint Vitus's dance nervous disorder; rheumatic chorea Vitus
Salamanca, Spain John of Sahagun
San Gemini, Italy Geminus
San Marino Marinus
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Michael the Archangel
Santa Ana Indian Pueblo Anne
Santa Clara Indian Pueblo Clare of Assisi
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Francis of Assisi
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Our Lady of Ransom
Sardinia Maurice
Sassano, Italy John the Baptist
Savings banks Anthony Claret
Savona, Italy Our Lady of Mercy
Savoy Maurice
Saxony Willihad
Scandinavia Ansgar
Scholars Bridgid of Ireland, Thomas Aquinas
Scholars, scripture Jerome
School teachers John Baptist de la Salle
Schools Thomas Aquinas
Schools of law Raymond of Pennafort
Schools, Catholic Thomas Aquinas
Schools, all Christian Joseph Calasanctius
Scientists Albert the Great
Scotland Margaret, Andrew, Apostle
Scripture scholars Jerome Emiliani
Sculptors Claude, Luke, Four crowned martyrs, Louis
Scurf, protection against Genesius of Arles
Sea, those associated with the Francis of Paola
Security forces Michael the Archangel
Security forces, Andorran Our Lady Help of Christians
Security forces, French Genevieve (Genofeva)
Security forces, Peruvian Rose of Lima
Security guards Matthew
Segovia, Spain Venantius
Seminarians Charles Borromeo
Senior citizens Our Lady of Consolation, Teresa of Jesus Jornet e Ibars
Serbia Sava
Serbian peoples Sebastian
Sergio Osmena, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines Philip Benizi
Servants Martha, Notbunga
Servants (women) Zita
Seville, Spain Ferdinand III of Castile
Shepherds Our Lady of Lapurdo, Paschal Baylon
Shipwrecks, protection against Anthony of Padua, Jodocus
Shoemakers Cyprian of Carthage, Homobonus
Shorthand writers Cassian of Imola
Sibenik, Croatia Michael the Archangel
Sicily Andrew, Apostle, Vitus
Sick John of God, Camillus de Lellis, Michael the Archangel
Sick, of Poland Mary, The Health of the Sick
Siena Italy Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena, Catherine of Siena
Signals, military Gabriel the Archangel
Silesia Hedwig
Silversmiths Andronicus, Eligius (Eloi)
Sisak, Croatia Quirinus
Sisters of Mercy Elizabeth of Hungary
Sithney, Cornwall, England Sithney
Skaters Lidwina
Skiathos Island, Greece Panagia Kastriani
Skiers Bernard of Montjoux, Andronicus (with Athanasia), Our Lady of Graces
Skin diseases Antony the Abbot
Skopelos Island, Greece Riginos
Slander John Nepomucene
Sleepwalkers Dymphna
Slovakia Our Lady of the Assumption
Slovenes Virgilius
Snake bite victims Hilary, Pirminus, Vitus
Snakes, protection against Dominic of Sora, Hilary of Poitiers, Magnus of Fussen, Patrick, Paul, Apostle, Pirmin
Social justice Joseph, Martin de Porres
Social workers Louise de Marillac, John Francis Regis
Soldiers George, Martin of Tours, Maurice, Sebastian
Soldiers, American Joan of Arc
Soldiers, French Joan of Arc, Louis
Soldiers, Paraguayan Mary, on feast of her Assumption
Solomon Islands Michael the Archangel
Sonsbeck (Santbeck), Germany Gerebernus
Sorrento, Italy Antoninus of Sorrento
South Africa, Southern Africa Our Lady of the Assumption
South America Rose of Lima, Our Lady of Guadalupe
South Carolina, USA Mary the Virgin Mother
South Dakota, USA Our Lady of the Prairie
Spain James the Greater, John of Avila, Our Lady of Ransom, Immaculate Conception of Mary
Spanish conquistadors James the Greater
Spanish poets John of the Cross
Spanish secular clergy John of Avila
Spas John the Baptist
Speakers (Orators) John Chrysostom
Speleologists, Italian Benedict, Abbot
Spelunkers, potholers Benedict, Abbot
Spinners Parasceva
Spiritual directors of clergy Joseph Cafasso
Spiritual exercises Ignatius of Loyola
Sportsmen and women, Belgian Our Lady of Chevremont
Sri Lanka Mary, Immaculate, Our Lady of Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) Lawrence, Our Lady of Madhu, Thomas, Apostle
St Vincent de Paul Societies Vincent de Paul
St. Antony's Fire Antony the Abbot
Stafford, England Bettelin
Stamp collectors Gabriel the Archangel
Starving or Starvation; Starving People, protection against Anthony of Padua
Stavenger, England Swithun
Stenographers Cassian of Imola
Stiff Neck, protection against Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
Stomach disorders Timothy, Erasmus (Elmo)
Stone masons Four crowned martyrs, Louis, Stephen
Storms, protection against Vitus
Strasbourg, France Arbogast
Strokes Andrew Avellino
Students Catherine of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Gabriel Possenti
Students (examinees) Joseph of Cupertino
Students in Jesuit colleges Aloysius Gonzaga
Students, of Peru Our Lady of Guadalupe
Students, women Catherine of Alexandria
Sudan Josephine Bakhita
Sudden Death, protection against Aldegundis, Andrew Avellino, Barbara, Christopher
Surgeons Cosmas and Damian, Luke, Roch
Surveyors Thomas, Apostle
Swabia, Germany Meinrad
Sweden Bridget, Eric of Sweden
Swimmers Adjutor
Switzerland Notbunga
Swordsmiths Maurice
Syracuse, Sicily Lucy of Syracuse
Syria Barbara
sacristans; sextons Guy of Anderlecht
saddlers, saddlemakers Crispin and Crispinian, Eligius (Eloi), George, Lucy of Syracuse, Paul, Apostle
salesmen Lucy of Syracuse
salmon Kentigern
saltpetre workers Barbara
sawmen, sawyers Balthasar
sceond marriages Adelaide, Matilda
school principals, schoolmasters John Baptist de la Salle
schools for the poor Joseph Calasanz
scribes Catherine of Alexandria
scrofulous diseases, struma Mark the Evangelist
seamstresses Anne
seasickness Erasmus (Elmo)
secretaries Catherine of Alexandria, Genesius of Arles
seekers of lost articles Anthony of Padua
separated spouses Gummarus, Nicholas of Myra
servants who broke their masters' property Benedict
sexual temptation Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, Margaret of Cortona, Mary of Edessa, Mary of Egypt, Mary Magdalene, Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Pelagia of Antioch
sheds; stables; outbuildings Guy of Anderlecht
sheep Drogo
shepherdesses Bernadette of Lourdes, Germaine Cousin, Solange
shermen of Folkestone England Rumwold
ship builders; shipwrights Peter the Apostle
sick animals Beuno, Dwynwen, Nicholas of Tolentino
sick horses Eligius (Eloi)
silence John Nepomucene
silk workers Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Severus of Avranches
singers; vocalists Andrew, Apostle, Cecilia
single laywomen Agatha, Aloysius Gonzaga, Bibiana, Flora of Cordoba, Margaret of Cortona, Nunilo
slavery Peter Claver
smallpox Matthias
smelters Barbara, Hubert of Liege
snake bites Hilary of Poitiers, Patrick, Paul, Apostle, Vitus
soap boilers Florian
souls in purgatory Nicholas of Tolentino, Odilo
spasms John the Baptist
speliologists, spelunkers, potholers, cavers, cave scientists Benedict
spiritual directors or leaders Charles Borromeo
spiritual help Vincent de Paul
spur makers Giles
stablemen Anne
stained glass workers; glass painters Lawrence, Lucy of Syracuse
stammering children Notkar Balbulus
starch makers Charles Borromeo
step-parents Adelaide, Thomas More
stock brokers Matthew the Apostle
storks Agricola of Avignon
storms at sea Mochelloc
students of theology Albertus Magnus
success Servatus
swans Hugh of Lincoln
swineherds Anthony of Padua, Antony the Abbot
syphilis Fiacre, George

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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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