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Patron Saints: E

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
Earaches, protection against
Cornelius, Polycarp of Smyrna
Earthquakes
Emygdius, Francis Borgia, Gregory the Wonderworker
East Indies
Francis Xavier, Thomas, Apostle
East Renfrewshire, Scotland
Conval
Ecologists, ecology
Francis of Assisi
Ecuador
Sacred Heart, Mary, The Most Pure Heart of Mary
Ecuadorian army
Our Lady of Mercy
Eczema
Antony the Abbot
Edinburgh, Scotland
Giles
Editors
John Bosco, Francis de Sales
Education, public
Martin de Porres
Egypt
Mark
Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Meinrad
El Salvador
Our Lady of Peace
Eloquence, sacred
John Chrysostom
Embroiderers
Clare, Parasceva
Emigrants
Frances Xavier Cabrini
Enemy Plots, protection against
Drausinus
Engineers, Italian
Benedict, Abbot
Engineers, Spanish army
Ferdinand III of Castile
Engineers, military, Italian
Barbara
England
George, Michael the Archangel
English Benedictines
Benedict Biscop
Epidemics
Godeberta
Epilepsy
Dymphna, Vitus, Willibrord
Equatorial Guinea
Immaculate Conception of Mary
Ergotism, aka Saint Antony's fire, protection against
Antony the Abbot
Eruptions of Mount Etna, protection against
Agatha
Estremadura, Spain
Peter of Alcantara, Virgin of Guadalupe
Ethiopia
Frumentius
Eucharist, The
Paschal Baylon
Eucharistic Guilds
Paschal Baylon
Eucharistic congresses and organizations
Paschal Baylon
Europe
Benedict, Abbot, Cyril and Methodius
Evil Spirits, protection against
Agrippina, Quirinus
Examination candidates
Joseph of Cupertino
Exegetes, scriptural
Jerome
Exeter College, Oxford
Blessed Virgin Mary, Peter the Apostle, Thomas of Canterbury
Expectant Mothers
Gerard Majella, Raymond Nonnatus
Eye disorders
Herve, Clare, Lucy, Raphael the Archangel
e of Evansville, Indiana, USA
Mary, Mother of God
ecumenists, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches
Cyril and Methodius
elderly people
Anthony of Padua
empresses
Adelaide, Helena, Pulcheria
enemies of religion
Sebastian
engineers
Ferdinand III of Castile, Joseph, Patrick, Patrick, Ferdinand III
engravers
John the Apostle, Thiemo
enlightenment
Holy Spirit, Our Lady of Good Counsel
eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles for Maronites
Our Lady of Lebanon
eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn for the Maronites
Maron
erysipelas
Anthony the Abbott, Benedict, Ida of Nivelles
escape from devils
Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch
evangelists
Paul, Apostle
excluded people
Patrick
exiles, people in exile
Adelaide, Angela Truszkowska, Arthelais, Clotilde, Epipodius, Jeanne Marie de Maille, Joaquina Vedruna de Mas, Kateri Tekakwitha, Margaret (or Marina) of Antioch, Rose of Viterbo
expeditious or prompt solutions; against procrastination
Expeditus

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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