Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Patron Saints: G

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.

Filter 51 Patron Saints: G by typing in the 'Search' box below.
View All Patron Saints
Patronage / Saints
Gap
Arnulph
Garage, or gas station, workers
Eligius (Eloi)
Gardeners
Adelard, Fiacre, Rose of Lima, Adam
Garment workers
Homobonus
Gas station workers
Eligius (Eloi)
Geese
Martin of Tours
Genoa, Italy
George, John the Baptist, Syrus of Genoa, Barbara
Georgia, USA
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Georgia, former USSR
George, Nino
Germany
Anskar, Michael the Archangel
Ghent, Belgium
Amalburga, Bavo, Macarius of Antioch, Pharaildis
Gibraltar
Bernard of Clairvaux
Girl Scouts
Agnes of Rome
Girls
Agnes, Maria Goretti
Glasgow, Scotland
Kentigern
Glassworkers
Luke
Glaziers
Lucy
Glendalough, Ireland
Kevin
Goa, India
Francis Xavier
Golden-Tounges orator
Peter Chrysologus
Goldsmiths
Dunstan, Anastasius, Eligius (Eloi)
Gout; Gout Sufferers, protection against
Andrew, Apostle, Coloman, Gerebernus, Gregory the Great, Killian, Maurice, Maurus, Totnan
Governors
Ferdinand III of Castile
Gozo
George
Gravediggers
Antony the Abbot, Joseph of Arimathea
Greece
Andrew, Apostle, George, Nicholas of Myra
Greece
Paul, Apostle
Greek Catholic Church in America
Nicholas of Tolentino
Greek Catholic Union
Nicholas of Myra
Greetings
Valentine
Grocers
Michael the Archangel
Gronigen, Nederlands
Walburga
Guatemala
James the Greater
Gunners
Barbara
gall stones
Benedict, Drogo, Florentius of Strasburg, Liberius
gambling addicts; compulsive gambling; uncontrolled gambling
Bernardine of Siena
geese; goose
Gall, Martin of Tours
geometricians
Thomas, Apostle
gilders
Clare of Assisi, Eligius (Eloi)
glandular disorders
Cadoc of Llancarvan
glove makers
Crispin and Crispinian, Gummarus, Mary Magdalene
goitres
Blaise
good finances
Infant Jesus of Prague
grandfathers
Joachim
grandmothers
Anne
grandparents
Anne, Joachim
greeting card manufacturers
Valentine
grooms, bridegrooms
Louis IX, Nicholas of Myra
guardian angels
Raphael the Archangel
guardians
Gummarus, Joseph of Palestine
guards
Matthew the Apostle

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.

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.