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Patron Saints: B

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.

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Patronage / Saints
Babies
The Holy Innocents, Maximus, Nicholas of Tolentino, Philip of Zell
Bad Weather, protection against
Eurosia, Medard
Bakers
Elizabeth of Hungary, Nicholas of Myra, Honoratus
Bankers
Matthew, Bernardino of Feltre
Banking
Michael the Archangel
Barbers
Cosmas and Damian, Louis, Martin de Porres
Barcelona, Spain
Our Lady of Mercy
Bari, Italy
Nicholas, Sabinus
Barra, Scotland
Finbar
Barrel makers
Abdon and Sennen
Barren women
Anthony of Padua, Felicity
Basket makers
Antony the Abbot
Battle
Michael the Archangel
Battle, protection against
Florian
Baume-les-Messieurs
Drogo
Bavaria
Hedwig, Killian
Bee Keepers
Ambrose
Begerin, Ireland
Ibar
Beggars
Alexius, Martin of Tours, Giles
Belgium
Joseph
Bellmakers
Agatha
Benedictine oblates
Henry the Emperor
Benevento, Italy
Arthelais, Barbatus of Benevento
Bergamo, Italy
Alexander of Bergamo
Bergen, Norway
Sunniva
Bible scholars
Jerome
Birds
Gall
Birth Complications, protection against
Ulric
Bishops of Latin America
Turibius
Blight, protection against
Urban of Langres
Blind people
Raphael the Archangel, Thomas, Apostle, Cosmas and Damian, Lucy
Blood banks
Januarius
Blood donors
Our Lady of the Thorns
Bodily ills
Our Lady of Lourdes
Bohemia
Joseph, Adalbert, John Nepomucene, Cyril and Methodius, Wenceslaus
Bolivia
Francis Solano, Our Lady of Capucdana (Virgin de la Candelaria), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Virgin de la Candelaria, Virgin of Copacabana, La Virgen de Copacabana (Virgin of Copacabana)
Bolivian navy
Our Lady of Charity
Bologna, Italy
Petronius
Bombay, India
Gundisalvus Garcia
Book trade
John of God
Bookbinders
Celestine V (pope), John of God
Bookkeepers
Matthew
Booksellers
John of God, Thomas Aquinas
Bordeaux, France
Simon Stock
Borneo
Francis Xavier
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Botulph
Boy Scouts
George
Boys, young
Dominic Savio
Brazil
Nossa senhora de Aparecida, Peter of Alcantara
Breast-feeding
Basilissa, Giles
Brescia, Italy
Faustinus
Brewers
Augustine of Hippo, Luke, Nicholas of Myra, Amand, Wenceslaus
Bricklayers
Stephen
Brides
Nicholas of Myra
Bridges
John Nepomucene
Brigands (danger from)
Leonard of Noblac
Brittany
Ivo of Kermartin
Broadcasters
Gabriel the Archangel
Bruises and Bruising, protection against
Amalburga
Brussels
Michael the Archangel
Builders
Vincent Ferrer, Barbara, Thomas, Apostle
Building trade
Stephen
Bulgaria
Cyril and Methodius
Burgos, Spain
Adelelmus
Bursars
Joseph
Business people
Homobonus
Businesswomen
Margaret of Clitherow
Button makers
Louis
Byzantine Eparchy of Van Nuys, Arizona, USA
Holy Protection of the Mother of God
bachelors
Benedict, Benezet, Boniface of Tarsus, Caesarius of Nanzianzen, Casimir of Poland, Christopher, Cuthman, Epipodius, Gerald of Aurillac, Guy of Anderlecht
backward children
Hilary of Poitiers
bacterial disease and infection
Agrippina
bailiffs
Ivo of Kermartin
bakers of holy wafers
Honorius of Amiens
baptism
John the Baptist
bartenders, bar keepers, bar staff
Amand
bees
Ambrose of Milan, Bernard of Clairvaux, Modomnoc
bell-founders
Agatha, Fortchern of Trim
belt makers
Alexius
betrayal victims
Epipodius, Flora of Cordoba, Oswin, Philip Howard, Pulcheria
bicyclists, cyclists, bicycle riders
La Madonna di Ghisalo
bird dealers
John the Baptist
birth pains
Erasmus (Elmo)
bishops
Charles Borromeo
black missions, African missions
Benedict the Black, Francis Xavier, Peter Claver, Therese of Lisieux
black people, Negroes, African-Americans
Benedict the Black, Martin de Porres, Peter Claver
blackbirds
Kevin
blacksmiths
Bridgid of Ireland, Dunstan, Eligius (Eloi), Giles, James the Greater, Leonard of Noblac
bodily purity
Agnes of Rome
boilermakers
Eligius (Eloi)
bomb technicians
Barbara
boot blacks, shoe shiners
Nicholas of Myra
bowel disorders
Bonaventure
box makers
Fiacre
brass workers
Barbara
breast cancer
Agatha, Aldegundis, Giles, Peregrine Laziosi
breast disease, invoked against
Agatha
brick makers
Vincent Ferrer
bridge builders
John Nepomucene, Peter the Apostle
broken bones
Drogo, Stanislaus Kostka
broommakers
Anne
brushmakers
Antony the Abbot
burns
John the Apostle
bus drivers
Christopher
butchers
Adrian of Nicomedia, Antony the Abbot, Bartholomew the Apostle, George, Lawrence, Luke the Apostle, Peter the Apostle, Thomas Bellacci, Antony the Abbot, Luke

More on Patron Saints

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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