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Patron Saints: C

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
Cab drivers
Joseph, Fiacre
Cagliari, Italy
Saturninus of Cagliari
Cake makers
Honoratus
California
Our Lady of the Wayside
Caltanissett, Sicily
Michael the Archangel
Cambridge University
Etheldreda
Canada
Anne (Mother of Mary), Joseph, The martyrs of North America
Cancer Patients
Michael Argemir
Cancer victims
Peregrine Laziosi
Candelada
Bernard of Valdeiglesias
Candle-makers
Ambrose
Canonists, canon lawyers
Raymond of Pennafort, Robert Bellarmine, Ivo of Kermartin
Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross; Crosier Fathers; Crosier Order
Odilia
Capuchin-Franciscan Province of Mid-America
Conrad of Parzham
Carmelite schools
Albert of Sicily
Carpenters
Joseph, Thomas, Apostle
Cartagena, Spain
Modestus
Cashel, Ireland
Albert of Cashel
Castelabbate Italy
Constabilis of Cava
Catalonia
George
Catania
Agatha
Catechists
Viator, Charles Borromeo, Robert Bellarmine
Catechumens
Charles Borromeo, Robert Bellarmine
Caterpillars, protection against
Magnus of Fussen
Catholic Action
Francis of Assisi, Paul, Apostle
Catholic Action (in Italy)
Paul, Apostle, Gabriel Possenti
Catholic Charities
Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth of Hungary
Catholic Writers
Francis de Sales
Catholic Youth
Aloysius Gonzaga
Catholic press
Anthony Mary Claret, Francis de Sales
Catholic schools, Catholic academies
Thomas Aquinas, Ursula
Cattaro, Dalmatia
Trifone
Cattle breeders
Mark
Cavalry
Martin of Tours
Cavalry, Italian
George
Cebu, Philippines
El Nińo
Cemetery keepers, or caretakers
Joseph of Arimathea
Central Africa
Therese of Lisieux
Central America
Our Lady of Loreto, Rose of Lima
Central and South America
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Lima
Chaplains, military
John of Capistrano
Chaplains, military, Argentinian
Our Lady of Lujan
Chaplains, military, Australian
Our Lady Help of Christians
Chaplains, military, Belgian
Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
Chaplains, military, Philippine
Immaculate Conception of Mary
Chaplains, military, Spanish
Immaculate Conception of Mary
Charcoal-burners
Alexander the charcoal-burner
Charitable societies
Vincent de Paul
Chemists (pharmacists)
Cosmas and Damian
Chilblain
Basilissa
Chilblains, protection against
Basilissa, Genesius of Arles
Childbirth
Gerard Majella, Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch, Raymond Nonnatus, Leonard of Noblac, Erasmus (Elmo)
Childless women
Anne (Mother of Mary)
Children
Nicholas of Myra, Raymond Nonnatus, Nicholas of Tolentino
Children of Mary
Agnes, Maria Goretti
Children, desire for
Rita of Cascia
Children, illegitimate
John Francis Regis
Chile
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, James the Greater
Chilean army
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Chilean navy
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
China
Mary, Queen of China
Choirboys, choirs
Dominic Savio
Cholera
Roch
Christian Mothers
Anne (Mother of Mary)
Church
Joseph
Church in North Africa
Ignatius of Antioch
Church in the eastern Mediterranean
Ignatius of Antioch
Cingoli, Italy
Sperandea
Cistercian Order
Our Lady of the Assumption
Civil Servants
Thomas More
Clergy
Gabriel Possenti
Clergy, Diocesan
John of Avila
Clergy, Parochial
John Vianney
Clerics
Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
Clermont (formerly Averna), France
Illidius
Clothworkers
Homobonus
Cloyne, Ireland
Colman of Cloyne
Cobblers
Crispin and Crispinian
Coffin-bearers
Joseph of Arimathea
Coin collectors
Eligius (Eloi)
Cold or Cold Weather, protection against
Maurus, Sebaldus
Colegio Capranica Seminary of Rome
Agnes of Rome
Colic
Erasmus (Elmo)
Colleges
Thomas Aquinas
Colombia
Peter Claver, Louis Betrand, Our Lady of Chiquinquira
Colorado
Immaculate Mary, Francis of Assisi
Comedians
Vitus
Commissariat, French Army
Ambrose
Commissariat, Spanish military
Teresa of Avila
Communication Workers
Gabriel the Archangel
Communism, opposition to
Joseph
Condemned criminals
Dismas
Confessors
Alphonsus de Liguori, John Nepomucene
Congo; Zaire; Belgian Congo
Immaculate Conception of Mary, Our Lady, Queen of Nations
Connecticut
Notre Dame of Easton
Construction workers
Thomas, Apostle
Contagious diseases
Robert Bellarmine, Sebastian
Conze (Conza), Italy
Herbert Hoscam
Cooks
Martha
Coopers
Abdon and Sennen
Cordoba, Spain
Acisclus, Victoria
Corfu (Kerkira) Island, Greece
Arsenius of Corfu, Spyridon
Cork, Ireland
Finbar
Corleone, Sicily
Leolucas
Cornwall, England
Michael the Archangel, Petroc, Piran
Corsica
Alexander Sauli, Devota, Julia of Corsica, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Costa Rica
Our Lady of the Angels, Our Lady of the Assumption
Council of Vatican II
Joseph
Court Clerks
Thomas More
Craftsmen and women
Dymphna
Craftworkers
Luke
Cramps, protection against
Cadoc of Llancarvan, Maurice, Pancras
Cremona, Italy
Himerius
Crete
Titus
Croatia
Joseph
Crops, protection of
Magnus of Fussen
Crusaders
Charles the Good, Louis IX
Cuba
La Virgen de la Caridad (Our Lady of Charity), Virgin de Regla
Cuby, Cornwall
Cybi
Cursillo movement
Paul, Apostle
Customs officers
Matthew
Cutlers
Lucy
Cyprus
Barnabas, Apostle
Czechoslovakia
Wenceslaus, Adalbert, John Nepomucene, Ludmila, Cyril and Methodius
cabinetmakers
Anne, Joseph, Vincent de Paul
carnival workers, carnies
Julian the Hospitaller
carriage makers
Eligius (Eloi)
cartwrights; cart makers
Elijah
carvers
Blaise, Olaf II
cathedral-chapter of Langres
Gebuinus
cats
Gertrude of Nivelles
cattle
Bridgid of Ireland, Colman of Stockerau, Drogo, Perpetua, Roch
cemetery workers
Antony the Abbot, Callistus I
champions; invincible people; to be invincible
Drausinus
chastity, invoked for
Agnes of Rome, Thomas Aquinas
chemical industry, chemical manufacturers
Cosmas and Damian
child abuse victims
Alodia, Germaine Cousin, Lufthild, Nunilo
childhood diseases
Aldegundis, Pharaildis
childhood intestinal diseases
Erasmus (Elmo)
childless people
Anne Line, Catherine of Genoa, Gummarus, Henry II, Julian the Hospitaller
children learning to speak or talk
Zeno of Verona
children learning to walk
Zeno of Verona
children who are late in learning to walk
Vaast
children's choir
Dominic Savio, Holy Innocents
children's nurses
Foillan
children, sick
Beuno, Clement I, Hugh of Lincoln, Ubald Baldassini
chimney sweeps
Florian
chivalry
George
choir boys
Dominic Savio, Gregory the Great, Holy Innocents
church cleaners
Theobald Roggeri
circus workers
Julian the Hospitaller
city of Barbastro, Huesca. Aragón. Espańa
Raymond of Barbastro
city of Chieti, Italy
Justin of Chieti
city of Cuenca, Spain
Julian of Cuenca
city of Saint-Oyen, Tarentaise, France
Eugendus
city of Saint-Oyen, Valley of Aoste, Italy
Eugendus
city of Saint-Oyens, Vaud, Switzerland
Eugendus
city of Salzburg, Austria
Rupert, Virgilius
city of Sutri, Italy
Dulcissima
civil disorder, riot (against)
Andrew Corsini
clock makers; watch makers
Eligius (Eloi), Peter the Apostle
clothing industry
Paul the Hermit
clowns
Genesius, Justin Martyr
coachmen
Richard of Chichester
coal miners
Leonard of Noblac
coffee house owners or keepers
Drogo, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
coffin makers; casket makers
Stephen the Martyr
composers
Cecilia
compositors; typesetters
John the Apostle
computers, computer users, computer technicians, pc technicians
Isidore of Seville
confectioners
Honorius of Amiens, Joseph, Lawrence, Macarius the Younger
confessions, to make a good one
Gerard Majella, John Nepomucene
conscientious objectors
Marcellus
contemplatives, contemplative life
John of the Cross, Mary Magdalene
converts
Afra, Alban, Anne Line, Boniface of Tarsus, Caedwalla, Charles Lwanga, Edwin, Flora of Cordoba, Genesius, Helena
convulsions
John the Baptist, Willibrord
convulsive children
Guy of Anderlecht, John the Baptist, Scholastica
cooks, chefs
Lawrence, Macarius the Younger, Martha, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Paschal Baylon
coppersmiths
Benedict, Eulogius of Cordoba, Leonard of Noblac, Maurus
corn chandlers
Honorius of Amiens
coughs; against
Blaise, Quentin, Walburga
council
Holy Spirit
councilmen
Nicholas von Flue
countesses
Elizabeth of Hungary
counts
Charles the Good, Gerald of Aurillac
courtiers
Gummarus
cowherds
Gummarus
craftsmen who work with a wheel (potters, spinners, etc.)
Catherine of Alexandria
criminals
Dominic
curriers
Simon the Apostle
cutters
John the Baptist

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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