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Patron Saints: N

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
Naples, Italy
Andrew Avellino, Januarius
National Guard, Venezuelan
Our Lady of Chiquinquira
Naval officers
Francis of Paola
Navy, Argentinian
Mary, The Madonna of Castaliazzo or Our Lady of Grace and of Crete
Navy, Bolivian
Our Lady of Copacabana
Navy, Philippine
Our Lady of the Rosary, 'La Naval'
Navy, Spanish
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Navy, Venezuelan
Our Lady of Valle
Nearsightedness, short-sightedness
Clarus, Abbot
Nebraska, USA
Our Lady of the Presentation
Neighborhood watch
Sebastian
Nervous diseases
Vitus, Dymphna
Netherlands
Willibrord
Nettle Rash, protection against
Benedict
Neurological disorders
Dymphna
Nevada, USA
Our Lady of Las Vegas
New Caledonia
Mary, on feast of her Assumption
New Hampshire, USA
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
New Jersey, USA
Our Lady of Fatima
New Mexico, USA
Our Lady of Guadalupe
New York, USA
Our Lady Help of Christians
New Zealand
Our Lady Help of Christians
Nicaragua
James the Greater
Nigeria
Mary, Queen of Nigeria, Patrick
Nightmares, protection against
Raphael the Archangel
Nocera, Italy
Raynald of Nocera
Nonantola, Italy
Anselm of Nonantola
North Africa
Cyprian of Carthage
North Carolina, USA
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
North Dakota, USA
Mary, Queen of Peace
Norway
Olaf of Norway, Magnus of Orkney
Norwegian west coast
Sunniva
Notaries
Luke, Mark, Ivo of Kermartin
Numismatists
Eligius (Eloi)
Nuremburg, Germany
Sebaldus
Nurses
Agatha, Camillus de Lellis, John of God
Nurses of mentally ill
Dymphna
Nurses' associations
Camillus de Lellis
Nurses, Italian
Catherine of Genoa, Catherine of Siena
Nurses, Peruvian
Rose of Lima
Nursing mothers
Basilissa, Giles
nail makers
Cloud
native rights
Turibius of Mogroveio
native traditions
Alonso Rodriguez
natural disasters
Agatha
natural sciences
Albertus Magnus
navigators
Erasmus (Elmo), Expeditus, Francis Xavier, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Francis of Paola
needle makers
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
net makers
Peter the Apostle
neuralgia
Ubald Baldassini
newlyweds
Nicholas of Myra
news dealers
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
novices of the Oblates of Saint Joseph
John Berchmans
nuns
Blessed Virgin Mary, Bridgid of Ireland, Gertrude the Great, Scholastica
nursing services
Catherine of Siena, Elizabeth of Hungary

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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