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xoxoxoBruce 02-10-2018 10:51 PM

Patron Saints
Some patron saints and their causes:
  • Anne (French-Canadian voyageurs),
  • Anthony of Padua (those seeking lost persons or items),
  • Barbara (service personnel of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces),
  • Bernardine of Siena (advertisers),
  • Bernard of Menthon (skiers),
  • Cajetan (the unemployed),
  • Cassian of Imola (stenographers),
  • Cecilia (musicians),
  • Columbanus (motorcyclists),
  • Drogo of Sebourg (coffee-house keepers),
  • Elmo (pyrotechnicians, steeplejacks, chimneysweeps and anyone working at great heights),
  • Fiacre (taxi drivers),
  • Gummarus (lumberjacks),
  • Joan of Arc (soldiers),
  • John Bosco (editors),
  • Joseph of Arimathea (funeral directors),
  • Joseph of Cupertino (astronauts),
  • Kateri (ecologists),
  • Lidwina (ice skaters),
  • Martha (dieticians),
  • Mary Magdalene (hairdressers, pharmacists and prostitutes),
  • Matthew (tax collectors and perfumers, among many others),
  • Philip (pastry chefs),
  • Solange (shepherdesses),
  • Ursula (orphans),
  • Valentine (beekeepers),
  • Vitus (comedians),
  • Wolbodo (students),
  • Zita (waiters).
  • Isidore of Seville, who is celebrated by some as the patron saint of the Internet, is sometimes also accorded patronage over cartography because of the Jerusalem-centred T-O map of the world he produced, which remained influential for centuries to come. Isidore has been officially confirmed in neither capacity by the Vatican.

sexobon 02-11-2018 01:04 AM

There's a patron saint for everything under heaven. Check out this list which includes Saint Philip; or, check out his Patronage stats in the Wikipedia statistics side column.

I knowwww, believe it or not!

monster 02-11-2018 11:34 PM

My Pottery instructor collects saint cards (because he's nuts, not because he's catholic) and his favorite is St Dymphna, patroness of nutters.

I think that's a pretty good cause, so she can be my fave too

sexobon 02-12-2018 01:07 AM

If you're lost or stranded in the mountains, you may want the help of St. Bernard. If not that St. Bernard, maybe this St. Bernard.

Gravdigr 02-13-2018 05:02 PM

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I am disappoint in this thread.

I pray to these Patrons:

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Urbane Guerrilla 04-24-2018 03:51 AM

Of course, those are more, ahem, spirit than saint.

I retain a certain fondness for St. Barbara, too: patroness of really sudden journeys -- hence of gunners. Probably EOD by now too.

Squawk 05-10-2018 02:23 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1004019)
I am disappoint in this thread.

I pray to these Patrons:


Is that why you missed out the "ed" from "disappoint"? ;)

Don't forget St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of peace amongst other things.

Urbane Guerrilla 05-11-2018 03:09 AM

And probably of rehearsal.

Pete Zicato 05-13-2018 07:08 AM

St. Vidicon of Cathode

Gravdigr 05-13-2018 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Squawk (Post 1008309)
Is that why you missed out the "ed" from "disappoint"? ;)

That's done here in the Cellar out of tradition.

"This thread is full of disappoint."

Gravdigr 05-13-2018 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by Pete Zicato (Post 1008410)
St. Vidicon of Cathode

I read that as St. Vicodin...:p:

Pete Zicato 05-14-2018 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 1008419)
I read that as St. Vicodin...:p:

Probably a saint for that too.

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