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Old 02-10-2018, 10:51 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:04 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #3
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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
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:02 PM   #5
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I am disappoint in this thread.

I pray to these Patrons:

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Old 04-24-2018, 03:51 AM   #6
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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.
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