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Patron Saints: F

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
Faculties of law
Raymond of Pennafort
Fahan, Ireland
Mura McFeredach
Falling
Venantius
Falsely accused
Raymond Nonnatus
Famine, protection against
Walburga
Farm labourers (Spain, Canada, Mexico)
Isidore the Farmer
Farm workers
Benedict, Abbot
Farmers
Isidore the Farmer
Farmers, Italian
Benedict, Abbot
Fathers
Joseph
Ferrara, Italy
George
Fervent First Communion
Bl Imelda
Fever
Genevieve (Genofeva)
Finland
Henry of Finland
Fire (danger from)
Agatha, Nicholas of Tolentino
Fire fighters
Florian, John of God
Fire prevention
Catherine of Siena, Agatha
Firemen (Italian)
Barbara
First Communicants
Tarcisius
Fishermen
Andrew, Apostle, Peter
Fleury-sur-Loire
Drogo
Fliers
Our Lady of Loreto
Flight attendants
Bona
Flight crew
Our Lady of Loreto
Flood
Gregory the Wonderworker, Florian
Florence, Italy
John the Baptist, Zenobius
Florentine cheese merchants
Bartholomew the Apostle
Florentine salt merchants
Bartholomew the Apostle
Florida
Our Lady of La Leche
Florists, flower growers
Therese of Lisieux, Rose of Lima, Bl. Rose of Viterbo
Flying
Joseph of Cupertino, Elijah
Flying, all involved in
Our Lady of Loreto
Foresters
John Gualbert
Forli, Italy
James Salomone
Fosses, Belgium
Foillan
Foundlings
Holy Innocents
Fragalata, Sicily
Calogerus, Demetrius, Gregory
France
Joan of Arc, Laurent (Lawrence), Mary, on feast of her Assumption, Bishop of Paris, Therese of Lisieux
Franciscan Lay
Didacus
Franciscan laity
Didacus
Franciscan tertiaries
Louis
French Commissariat
Ambrose of Milan
French monarchs
Louis IX
Frenzy, protection against
Denis, Peter the Apostle, Ulric
Frost, protection against
Urban of Langres
Funeral directors
Joseph of Arimathea
fainting, faintness
Urban of Langres, Ursus of Ravenna, Valentine
faith in the Blessed Sacrament
Anthony of Padua
families
Francis of Assisi, Joseph, Maximillian Kolbe
family happiness or harmony
Dymphna, Ksenya Blazhennaya
family life
Infant Jesus of Prague
farriers, horseshoe makers
Eligius (Eloi), John the Baptist
fear of insects
Gratus of Aosta
fear of mice or rats
Gertrude of Nivelles
fear of night
Giles
fear of snakes
Patrick
fear of the Lord
Holy Spirit
fear of wasps
Friard
fencing
Michael the Archangel
ferrymen
Julian the Hospitaller
fiddlers, fiddle players
Julian the Hospitaller
file makers
Theodosius the Cenobriarch
final perseverance
Alphonsus de Liguori
financial officers
Matthew the Apostle
fireworks and fireworks manufacturers
Barbara
fish
Neot
fish dealers, fishmongers
Andrew, Apostle, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, Magnus, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
fistula
Fiacre
flour merchants
Honorius of Amiens
foot problems; feet problems
Peter the Apostle, Servatus
for good weather
Agricola of Avignon, Clare of Assisi, Medard of Noyon
for rain
Agricola of Avignon, Eulalia, Heribert of Cologne, Isidore the Farmer, Julian of Cuenca, Odo, Theodore of Sykeon
foreign missions
Francis Xavier, Infant Jesus of Prague, Peter Claver, Therese of Lisieux
forgotten people
Jeanne de Chantal
fortifications
Barbara
fortitude
Holy Spirit
founders
Barbara
freedom
Infant Jesus of Prague
friendships
John the Apostle
fruit dealers
Christopher
fugitives
Bridgid of Ireland
fullers
Anastasius the Fuller, Christopher, James the Lesser, Apostle
furriers
Hubert of Liege, James the Greater

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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