List of patron saints by occupation and activity
This is a list of patron saints of occupations and activities or of groups of people with a common occupation or activity.
- Adrian of Nicomedia – arms dealers, butchers, guards, soldiers
- Agatha – bakers, bellmaking, nurses
- Albertus Magnus – natural scientists
- Alexander of Comana – charcoal-burners
- Alexius – belt makers and nurses
- Aloysius Gonzaga – Catholic students, Jesuit scholastics
- Amand – bartenders, brewers, innkeepers, merchants, vine growers, vintners,
- Ambrose of Milan – bee keepers, beggars, candle-makers, chandlers, wax-melters and refiners
- Anastasius the Fuller – fullers
- Anastasia of Sirmium – weavers, healers, martyrs, exorcists
- Andrew the Apostle – fishmongers, fishermen
- Andrew Kim – clergy of Korea
- Ann – miners, mothers, equestrians, cabinet makers, homemakers, stablemen, French-Canadian voyageurs, and sailors
- Ansovinus – gardeners
- Anthony Mary Claret – weavers
- Anthony the Abbot – basket-makers, gravediggers, butchers, swineherds and motorists
- Anthony of Padua – those seeking lost items or people, nomadic travelers, brush makers, women seeking a husband
- Antipas – dentists
- Apollonia – dentists
- Arnold of Soissons – brewers
- Arnulph – millers
- Augustine of Hippo – printers, brewers and theologians
- Barbara – miners, artillerymen, military engineers and firemen, Italian marines, architects, builders, foundry workers, fireworks makers, servicemen of the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, mathematicians, geoscientist, stonemasons
- Bartholomew the Apostle – leatherworkers, plasterers, tanners, trappers, curriers
- Basil the Great – hospital administrators
- Basilides - Italian prison officers
- Basilissa - nursing mothers
- Benedict of Nursia – farmers, farmhands, engineers, architects, Italian speleologists, students, husbandry, heraldry and officers of arms
- Bénézet – bridge-builders
- Benno – fishermen
- Bernadette of Lourdes – shepherds
- Bernardine of Feltre - pawnbrokers, bankers
- Bernardine of Siena – advertisers
- Bernard of Clairvaux – bee keepers, chandlers, advertisers, wax melters and refiners
- Bernard of Menthon – mountaineers, skiers
- Bernard of Vienne – farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Bernward of Hildesheim – architects
- Blaise – veterinarians, wool combers and weavers, town criers
- Boethius – philosophy
- Bona of Pisa – flight attendants, travelers, specifically couriers, guides, pilgrims
- Botulph – farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Brendan the Navigator – sailors, navigators, mariners, seafarers, those traveling by sea
- Brigid of Ireland – dairy workers, scholars, nuns, medicine/healers
- Cajetan – unemployed, gamblers, odd lot dealers, and of job seekers
- Camillus of Lellis – nurses, hospital workers
- Cassian of Imola – shorthand writers, stenographers, school teachers, parish clerks
- Catherine of Alexandria – tanners, librarians, students, philosophers, secretaries, scribes, stenographers, preachers, nurses
- Catherine of Siena – jurors, Italian nurses
- Cecilia – musicians
- Charles Borromeo – Catechists, seminarians
- Christina the Astonishing – millers, psychiatrists
- Christopher – travelers, bookbinders, gardeners, mariners, drivers, surfers, athletes, pilots
- Clare of Assisi – theatre performers, embroiderers, gilders, laundry workers, goldsmiths
- Claude – sculptors, secretaries
- Clement – marble-workers, tanners, mariners, stonecutters
- Columbanus – motorcyclists
- Cosmas – doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, barbers
- Crispin – tanners, shoemakers, cobblers, leatherworkers, curriers, saddle-makers
- Cuthbert – shepherds
- Cuthman – shepherds
- Damian – doctors, pharmacists, surgeons, barbers
- Dismas – undertakers
- Dominic – astronomers, astronomy, scientists
- Dominic de la Calzada – civil engineers
- Dominic of Silos – shepherds
- Dorothea of Caesarea – florists, horticulture, brewers
- Drogo – coffee house keepers, coffee house owners, shepherds
- Dunstan – blacksmiths, goldsmiths, musicians, locksmiths
- Dymphna – mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists
- Edward the Confessor – kings
- Eligius – metal-workers, jewelers, mechanics, taxi drivers, farriers, harness makers, numismatists, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers soldiers, veterinarians, farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Elisabeth of Hungary – bakers, beggars, nursing services
- Elizabeth Seton - sailors
- Erasmus of Formiae or Elmo – sailors, pyrotechnicians, steeplejacks, chimney sweeps and anyone who works at great heights
- Ephrem the Syrian – spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
- Eustachius – hunters, trappers, firefighters
- Ferdinand III – engineers
- Fiacre – taxi-drivers, veterinarians, drivers, gardeners, horticulturists
- Florian – firefighters, chimney sweeps
- Foillan – dentists, surgeons, truss-makers, children's nurses
- Frances of Rome – automobile drivers
- Francis de Sales – writers/authors, journalists
- Francis of Assisi – ecologists, merchants, animal welfare, and rights workers
- Francis Caracciolo – chefs
- Archangel Gabriel – communications workers, postal workers, broadcasters, messengers, radio/television workers, radiologists, diplomats, ambassadors, emergency dispatchers, police dispatchers
- Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows – students, seminarians, clerics, a society exists whose goal is to have Gabriel declared the patron saint of handgunners
- Gangulphus – tanners, shoemakers
- Gemma Galgani – students, pharmacists
- Genesius – actors, comedians, clowns, dancers, theatrical performers of all kinds, also attorneys, barristers, lawyers
- George – agricultural workers, archers, armourers, boy scouts, butchers, cavalry, soldiers, Crusaders, equestrians, horsemen, husbandry, knights, saddle makers, shepherds, Teutonic Knights (policemen and firefighters in Brazil)
- Germaine Cousin – shepherdesses
- Giles – beggars, spur makers
- Gregory the Great – teachers
- Gottschalk – linguists, princes, translators
- Gummarus – lumberjacks
- René Goupil – nurse anesthetists
- Hervé – bards, musicians
- Homobonus – businessmen, tailors, and clothworkers
- Honorius of Amiens (Honoratus) – bakers, confectioners, bakers of holy wafers, candle-makers, florists, flour merchants, oil refiners, and pastry chefs
- Hubertus – hunters, furriers
- Hunna – laundresses, laundry workers, washerwomen
- Isidore the Farmer – farmers, farmhands, husbandry, manual laborers
- Isidore of Seville – computer scientists, software engineers, computer programmers, computer technicians, computer users, schoolchildren, students
- Ignatius of Loyola – Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, Society of Jesus, soldiers, Educators and Education.
- Jadwiga of Poland – queens
- James, son of Zebedee – veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists
- James, son of Alphaeus – pharmacists
- Jerome – librarians, translators, spectacle makers
- Joan of Arc – Soldiers
- John the Almoner – Knights Hospitaller
- John the Apostle – tanners
- John the Baptist – farriers, bird dealers, Knights Hospitaller
- John of Damascus – makers of images of the crucifix
- John the Evangelist – editors, authors, art dealers, tanners, and theologians
- John of God – hospital workers, nurses, booksellers
- John Baptist de la Salle – teachers of youth
- John Berchmans – altar servers
- John Bosco – apprentices, editors, printers/publishers
- John Gualbert – foresters
- John Vianney – priests
- Joseph – cabinetmakers, carpenters, craftsmen, laborers, workers, and working people
- Joseph of Arimathea – funeral directors, tinsmiths
- Joseph of Cupertino – air travelers, aviators, astronauts, test takers, poor students
- John of Capistrano – jurists
- Jude (also known as Jude Thaddeus) – police officers, hospital workers, lost (or impossible) causes
- Julian the Hospitaller – shepherds, boatmen
- Justa and Rufina – potters
- Lawrence – librarians, archivists, students, tanners, cooks, comedians.
- Leodegar – millers
- Lidwina – ice skaters
- Luke the Evangelist – doctors, surgeons, artists, painters, notaries
- Madeleine Sophie Barat - school girls
- Marcellin Champagnat – education and teachers
- Margaret of Antioch – nurses
- Martha – dieticians, cooks
- Mary Magdalene – tanners, hairdressers, pharmacists
- Magnus of Avignon – fish dealers, fishmongers
- Albertus Magnus – chemists, medical technicians
- Macarius of Unzha, Venerable – craftsmen, merchants, travelers
- Malo – pig-keepers
- Martin of Tours – soldiers
- Matthew – accountants, tax collectors, bankers, bookkeepers, joiners, custom agents, security guards, perfumers
- Maturinus – comic actors, jesters, clowns, sailors (in Brittany), tinmen (in Paris) and of plumbers.
- Maurice and Lydia – dyers
- Maurice – infantrymen
- Michael the Archangel – soldiers, paramedics, paratroopers, police officers, security officers
- Nicholas of Myra – sailors, fishermen, merchants, pharmacists, archers, pawnbrokers, lawyers in Paris bar
- Nicholas of Tolentine – Mariners
- Notburga – farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Pantaleon – doctors, midwives, physicians
- Patrick – engineers
- Paul the Apostle – hospital public relations
- Peter the Apostle – popes, fishermen, fishmongers, sailors, bakers, harvesters, butchers, glass makers, carpenters, shoemakers, clockmakers, blacksmiths, potters, bridge builders, cloth makers
- Peter of Alcantara – guards
- Peter Damian – traceurs/freerunners
- Phocas the Gardener – farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Pope John XXIII – Papal delegates
- Pope Celestine V – bookbinders
- Piran – tinners, tin miners
- Philip – Special Forces
- Raphael the Archangel – doctors, pharmacists, nurses, shepherds, matchmakers, travelers
- Raymond Nonnatus – midwives, obstetricians
- Raymond of Penyafort – medical record librarians, Canon lawyers
- Rebekah – physicists
- Regina – shepherdesses
- John Regis – medical social workers
- Reinold – Stonemasons
- Robert Bellarmine – Catechists
- Roch – surgeons, tile-makers, second-hand dealers, gravediggers
- Rose of Lima – embroiderers, gardeners
- Sebastian – soldiers, athletes
- Severus of Avranches – silk and wool makers, drapers; milliners and hatters
- Simon – tanners
- Solange – shepherdesses
- Stephen – bricklayers, casketmakers, deacons, altar servers
- Tatiana of Rome – students
- Theobald of Provins – Farmers, winegrowers, shoemakers, beltmakers, charcoal-burners
- Thérèse of Lisieux – florists, aviators, missionaries
- Thomas – architects, politicians
- Thomas Aquinas – students, teachers, academics
- Thomas Becket – diocesan priests
- Thomas More – politicians, statesmen, lawyers, civil servants, court clerks
- Urban of Langres – vine-growers, vine-dressers, gardeners, vintners, and coopers
- Ursula – archers, orphans, students
- Valentine – beekeeping
- Venerius the Hermit – lighthouse keepers
- Veronica – laundry workers; photographers
- Vincent of Saragossa – winemakers
- Vincent de Paul – hospital workers
- Vincent Ferrer – builders
- Vitus – comedians, dancers
- Walstan – farmers, farmhands, husbandry
- Winnoc – millers
- Wolbodo – students
- Wolfgang of Regensburg – woodworkers, woodcarvers
- Frances Xavier Cabrini – hospital administrators
- Yves – lawyers
- Patron saints of ailments, illness, and dangers
- Patron saints of places
- Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Saint symbolism
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