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Patron Saints: M

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
Macedonia
Clement of Ohrid
Madagascar
Vincent de Paul
Madrid & Alcala
Justus and Pastor, Isidore the Farmer
Magistrates
Ferdinand III of Castile
Maids
Zita
Maine, USA
Our Lady fo Peace
Majorca city
Alonso Rodriguez
Majorca island
Alonso Rodriguez
Malta
Paul, Apostle
Mantua, Italy
Anselm of Lucca, the Younger
Marble workers
Clement I, Four crowned martyrs, Louis
Marching Auxiliaries
Vitus
Mariners
Nicholas of Tolentino
Marines (Italian)
Barbara
Maritime pilots
Nicholas of Myra
Maronites, Maronite Christians
Maro
Marriage
John Francis Regis
Marriages (unhappy)
Gengulf
Married women
Monica
Maryland, USA
Our Lady of the Assumption
Masons
Thomas, Apostle, Four crowned martyrs, Louis
Massachusetts, USA
Our Lady of the Incarnation
Medal collectors
Eligius (Eloi)
Medical profession
Cosmas and Damian, Luke, Pantaleon
Medical technicians
Albert the Great
Mentally ill
Dymphna
Merchants
Francis of Assisi, Nicholas of Myra, Homobonus
Merchants, Italian
Francis of Assisi
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Tydfil
Messengers
Gabriel the Archangel
Metalworkers
Eligius (Eloi)
Metz, France
Patiens of Metz
Mexican young people
John Bosco
Mexico
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Joseph
Mexico City, Mexico
Philip of Jesus
Michigan, USA
Our Lady, Gate of Heaven
Midwives
Raymond Nonnatus
Migrants
Frances Xavier Cabrini
Milan
Ambrose of Milan
Millers
Honoratus
Milliners (Hatmakers)
James the Greater
Mine Collapse, protection against
Barbara
Miners
Anne (Mother of Mary), Barbara
Minnesota, USA
Our Lady, Mother of the Church
Miscarriage prevention
Catherine of Sweden
Miscarriages, protection against
Catherine of Siena, Catherine of Sweden, Eulalia
Missionary priests
Vincent Pallotti
Missioners in Catholic Lands
Leonard of Port Maurice
Missioners of the Precious Blood
Francis Xavier
Missions
Francis Xavier, Peter Claver, Therese of Lisieux, Leonard of Port Maurice
Missions, Polish
Maria Teresa Ledochowska (Bd)
Missions, Portuguese
John de Britto
Mississippi, USA
Our Lady of Sorrows
Missouri, USA
Our Lady of Calvary
Mixed race, people of
Martin de Porres
Moles, protection against
Ulric
Monaco
Devota
Monarchy, French
Louis
Mongolia, Inner
Immaculate Conception of Mary
Mongolia, Outer
Francis Xavier
Mons, Belgium
Waltrude
Montana, USA
Our Lady of the Pines
Monte Marano
John of Monte Marano
Montefalco, Italy
Clare of Montefalco
Montesanto, Italy
Gerard of Lunel
Moral theologians
Alphonsus de Liguori
Moravia
Wenceslaus, Cyril and Methodius
Moscow
Boris
Mothers
Monica, Gerard Majella, Nicholas of Tolentino
Motorcyclists
Mary, The Madonna of Castaliazzo or Our Lady of Grace and of Crete
Motorists
Frances of Rome, Christopher
Motorways
John the Baptist
Mountaineers, mountain climbers
Bernard of Montjoux (or Menthon)
Mullion, Cornwall
Melaine of Rennes
Munich, Germany
Benno
Music, musicians
Cecilia, Gregory the Great, Dunstan
machinists
Hubert of Liege
mail
Anthony of Padua
market carriers
Christopher
married couples
Joseph
martyrs, murdered as confessors of the faith or for moral integrity
Afra, Agatha, Agostina Pietrantoni, Alodia, Barbara, Cecilia, Dymphna, Felicity, Flora of Cordoba, Joan of Arc
mathematicians
Barbara, Hubert of Liege
mechanics
Catherine of Alexandria
medical record librarians
Raymond of Pennafort
medical social workers
John Regis
mental health professionals, caregivers, psychiatrists, therapists
Dymphna
metal collectors, precious metal collectors
Eligius (Eloi)
migraine; against migraines; migraine sufferers
Gereon, Severus of Avranches, Ubald Baldassini
military engineers
Barbara
misfortune
Agricola of Avignon
missionaries
Francis Xavier, Therese of Lisieux
missionary bishops
Paul, Apostle
money managers
Matthew the Apostle
monks
Anthony the Abbott, Benedict
motherhood
Gerard Majella
mountain travellers
Petronilla
mulattoes, bi-racial or multi-racial people
Martin de Porres
murderers
Caedwalla, Julian the Hospitaller, Nicholas of Myra, Vladimir
musical instrument makers
Cecilia
mute people, muteness, dumbness
Drogo
mystics, mystical theology
John of the Cross

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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