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|Patronage||Saints Patronage / Saints|
Mary, on feast of her Assumption
Francis Xavier, Our Lady of Japan, Peter Baptist
|Jealousy, protection against||
Jealousy, protection against
Elizabeth of Portugal
|Jesuit Order; Jesuits||
Jesuit Order; Jesuits
Ignatius of Loyola
Joseph, Thomas, Apostle
John the Baptist
Francis de Sales
John of Capistrano, Ivo of Kermartin
Martin de Porres
|job seekers, unemployed people||
job seekers, unemployed people
Ivo of Kermartin, John of Capistrano, Nicholas of Myra
Julian the Hospitaller
Catherine of Alexandria, Ivo of Kermartin, John of Capistrano
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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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