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Patron Saints: S

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
Saguntum, Spain
Sacerdos of Saguntum
Sailors
Brendan, Erasmus (Elmo), Francis of Paola, Nicholas of Myra
Saint Ives, Cornwall
Ia
Saint Ives, England
Ivo
Saint Mellyan, Cornwall
Melaine of Rennes
Saint Teath, Cornwall
Teath
Saint Vitus's dance nervous disorder; rheumatic chorea
Vitus
Salamanca, Spain
John of Sahagun
San Gemini, Italy
Geminus
San Marino
Marinus
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Michael the Archangel
Santa Ana Indian Pueblo
Anne
Santa Clara Indian Pueblo
Clare of Assisi
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Francis of Assisi
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Our Lady of Ransom
Sardinia
Maurice
Sassano, Italy
John the Baptist
Savings banks
Anthony Claret
Savona, Italy
Our Lady of Mercy
Savoy
Maurice
Saxony
Willihad
Scandinavia
Ansgar
Scholars
Bridgid of Ireland, Thomas Aquinas
Scholars, scripture
Jerome
School teachers
John Baptist de la Salle
Schools
Thomas Aquinas
Schools of law
Raymond of Pennafort
Schools, Catholic
Thomas Aquinas
Schools, all Christian
Joseph Calasanctius
Scientists
Albert the Great
Scotland
Margaret, Andrew, Apostle
Scripture scholars
Jerome Emiliani
Sculptors
Claude, Luke, Four crowned martyrs, Louis
Scurf, protection against
Genesius of Arles
Sea, those associated with the
Francis of Paola
Security forces
Michael the Archangel
Security forces, Andorran
Our Lady Help of Christians
Security forces, French
Genevieve (Genofeva)
Security forces, Peruvian
Rose of Lima
Security guards
Matthew
Segovia, Spain
Venantius
Seminarians
Charles Borromeo
Senior citizens
Our Lady of Consolation, Teresa of Jesus Jornet e Ibars
Serbia
Sava
Serbian peoples
Sebastian
Sergio Osmena, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
Philip Benizi
Servants
Martha, Notbunga
Servants (women)
Zita
Seville, Spain
Ferdinand III of Castile
Shepherds
Our Lady of Lapurdo, Paschal Baylon
Shipwrecks, protection against
Anthony of Padua, Jodocus
Shoemakers
Cyprian of Carthage, Homobonus
Shorthand writers
Cassian of Imola
Sibenik, Croatia
Michael the Archangel
Sicily
Andrew, Apostle, Vitus
Sick
John of God, Camillus de Lellis, Michael the Archangel
Sick, of Poland
Mary, The Health of the Sick
Siena Italy
Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena, Catherine of Siena
Signals, military
Gabriel the Archangel
Silesia
Hedwig
Silversmiths
Andronicus, Eligius (Eloi)
Sisak, Croatia
Quirinus
Sisters of Mercy
Elizabeth of Hungary
Sithney, Cornwall, England
Sithney
Skaters
Lidwina
Skiathos Island, Greece
Panagia Kastriani
Skiers
Bernard of Montjoux, Andronicus (with Athanasia), Our Lady of Graces
Skin diseases
Antony the Abbot
Skopelos Island, Greece
Riginos
Slander
John Nepomucene
Sleepwalkers
Dymphna
Slovakia
Our Lady of the Assumption
Slovenes
Virgilius
Snake bite victims
Hilary, Pirminus, Vitus
Snakes, protection against
Dominic of Sora, Hilary of Poitiers, Magnus of Fussen, Patrick, Paul, Apostle, Pirmin
Social justice
Joseph, Martin de Porres
Social workers
Louise de Marillac, John Francis Regis
Soldiers
George, Martin of Tours, Maurice, Sebastian
Soldiers, American
Joan of Arc
Soldiers, French
Joan of Arc, Louis
Soldiers, Paraguayan
Mary, on feast of her Assumption
Solomon Islands
Michael the Archangel
Sonsbeck (Santbeck), Germany
Gerebernus
Sorrento, Italy
Antoninus of Sorrento
South Africa, Southern Africa
Our Lady of the Assumption
South America
Rose of Lima, Our Lady of Guadalupe
South Carolina, USA
Mary the Virgin Mother
South Dakota, USA
Our Lady of the Prairie
Spain
James the Greater, John of Avila, Our Lady of Ransom, Immaculate Conception of Mary
Spanish conquistadors
James the Greater
Spanish poets
John of the Cross
Spanish secular clergy
John of Avila
Spas
John the Baptist
Speakers (Orators)
John Chrysostom
Speleologists, Italian
Benedict, Abbot
Spelunkers, potholers
Benedict, Abbot
Spinners
Parasceva
Spiritual directors of clergy
Joseph Cafasso
Spiritual exercises
Ignatius of Loyola
Sportsmen and women, Belgian
Our Lady of Chevremont
Sri Lanka
Mary, Immaculate, Our Lady of Lanka
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
Lawrence, Our Lady of Madhu, Thomas, Apostle
St Vincent de Paul Societies
Vincent de Paul
St. Antony's Fire
Antony the Abbot
Stafford, England
Bettelin
Stamp collectors
Gabriel the Archangel
Starving or Starvation; Starving People, protection against
Anthony of Padua
Stavenger, England
Swithun
Stenographers
Cassian of Imola
Stiff Neck, protection against
Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
Stomach disorders
Timothy, Erasmus (Elmo)
Stone masons
Four crowned martyrs, Louis, Stephen
Storms, protection against
Vitus
Strasbourg, France
Arbogast
Strokes
Andrew Avellino
Students
Catherine of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Gabriel Possenti
Students (examinees)
Joseph of Cupertino
Students in Jesuit colleges
Aloysius Gonzaga
Students, of Peru
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Students, women
Catherine of Alexandria
Sudan
Josephine Bakhita
Sudden Death, protection against
Aldegundis, Andrew Avellino, Barbara, Christopher
Surgeons
Cosmas and Damian, Luke, Roch
Surveyors
Thomas, Apostle
Swabia, Germany
Meinrad
Sweden
Bridget, Eric of Sweden
Swimmers
Adjutor
Switzerland
Notbunga
Swordsmiths
Maurice
Syracuse, Sicily
Lucy of Syracuse
Syria
Barbara
sacristans; sextons
Guy of Anderlecht
saddlers, saddlemakers
Crispin and Crispinian, Eligius (Eloi), George, Lucy of Syracuse, Paul, Apostle
salesmen
Lucy of Syracuse
salmon
Kentigern
saltpetre workers
Barbara
sawmen, sawyers
Balthasar
sceond marriages
Adelaide, Matilda
school principals, schoolmasters
John Baptist de la Salle
schools for the poor
Joseph Calasanz
scribes
Catherine of Alexandria
scrofulous diseases, struma
Mark the Evangelist
seamstresses
Anne
seasickness
Erasmus (Elmo)
secretaries
Catherine of Alexandria, Genesius of Arles
seekers of lost articles
Anthony of Padua
separated spouses
Gummarus, Nicholas of Myra
servants who broke their masters' property
Benedict
sexual temptation
Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, Margaret of Cortona, Mary of Edessa, Mary of Egypt, Mary Magdalene, Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Pelagia of Antioch
sheds; stables; outbuildings
Guy of Anderlecht
sheep
Drogo
shepherdesses
Bernadette of Lourdes, Germaine Cousin, Solange
shermen of Folkestone England
Rumwold
ship builders; shipwrights
Peter the Apostle
sick animals
Beuno, Dwynwen, Nicholas of Tolentino
sick horses
Eligius (Eloi)
silence
John Nepomucene
silk workers
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Severus of Avranches
singers; vocalists
Andrew, Apostle, Cecilia
single laywomen
Agatha, Aloysius Gonzaga, Bibiana, Flora of Cordoba, Margaret of Cortona, Nunilo
slavery
Peter Claver
smallpox
Matthias
smelters
Barbara, Hubert of Liege
snake bites
Hilary of Poitiers, Patrick, Paul, Apostle, Vitus
soap boilers
Florian
souls in purgatory
Nicholas of Tolentino, Odilo
spasms
John the Baptist
speliologists, spelunkers, potholers, cavers, cave scientists
Benedict
spiritual directors or leaders
Charles Borromeo
spiritual help
Vincent de Paul
spur makers
Giles
stablemen
Anne
stained glass workers; glass painters
Lawrence, Lucy of Syracuse
stammering children
Notkar Balbulus
starch makers
Charles Borromeo
step-parents
Adelaide, Thomas More
stock brokers
Matthew the Apostle
storks
Agricola of Avignon
storms at sea
Mochelloc
students of theology
Albertus Magnus
success
Servatus
swans
Hugh of Lincoln
swineherds
Anthony of Padua, Antony the Abbot
syphilis
Fiacre, George

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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