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Patron Saints: V

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
Valencia
Our Lady of the Forsaken
Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain
Catherine Thomas
Vanity, protection against
Rose of Lima
Vastergotland, Sweden
Helen of Skofde
Velletri, Italy
Gerald
Veneral disease
Fiacre
Venezuela
Our Lady of Coromoto
Venezuelan National Guard
Our Lady of Chiquinquira
Venice
Mark
Verbal Spouse Abuse; Victims of Spouse Abuse (verbal), protection against
Anne Marie Taigi, Godelieve, Monica
Vermin, protection from
Magnus of Fussen
Vermont, USA
Our Lady of Grace
Veroli, Italy
Mary Salome
Veterinarians
Our Lady of Coromoto
Vienna, Austria
Clement Mary Hofbauer
Vietnam
Joseph
Villareal Samar, Phillipines
Rose of Lima
Vilna, Lithuania
Antony of Vilna, Eustace of Vilna, John of Vilna
Vincentian Service Corps
Vincent de Paul
Vinegar makers
Vincent of Saragossa
Vintners
Amand, Morand, Vincent of Saragossa
Virginia, USA
Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles
Vocations
Alphonsus de Liguori
Volcanic eruptions
Agatha
Volperino, Italy
Maro
victims of adultery or unfaithfulness
Catherine of Genoa, Elizabeth of Portugal, Fabiola
victims of jealousy
Elizabeth of Portugal, Hedwig
vine dressers
Urban of Langres
virgins
Agnes of Rome, Blessed Virgin Mary
virtue
Hallvard

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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