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A Saint for Every Occasion

Sainthood isn't an easy gig. You have to do miracles, live a virtuous life and have friends in high places. There are saints for just about everything. We've put together a sampling of real-life saints and their job duties.

Saint
Protects Against
Vitus
oversleeping
Gratus of Aosta
lightning
Expeditus
procrastination
Drogo
ruptures
Agatha
sterility
Eulalia
rain
Hubert of Liege
attacks by dogs
Zita
lost keys
Bartholomew the Apostle
twitching
Benedict
nettle rash
Genesius of Arles
scurf (scaly, dry skin)
Cornelius
earaches
Agatha
breast disease
Angela of Foligno
sexual temptation
Ulric
dizziness
Barbara
death by artillery, mine collapse
Alban of Mainz
hernias
Amalburga
bruises
Magnus of Füssen
caterpillars
Bonaventure
bowel disorders
Friard
fear of wasps
Anthony the Abbott
skin rashes
Urban of Langres
frost, fainting
Servatus
foot problems
George
herpes

Saints aren't just for preventing medical disorders and other misfortunes. Anyone can have their own saint. You may even have a saint and not even know it.

Saint
Patron Saint of...
Guy of Anderlecht
animals with horns
Charles Borromeo
apple orchards
Brigid of Ireland
bastards
John Berchmans
altar boys
Notkar Balbulus
stammering children
Cosmas
hairdressers
Amand
bartenders
Bernadine of Siena
gambling addicts
Ambrose of Milan
beekeepers
Isidore of Seville
computers
Alexius
belt makers
John the Apostle
burns
Brigid of Ireland
cattle
Hilary of Poitiers
backward children
Dominic Savio
choir boys
Benedict
cave scientists
David of Wales
doves
Clare of Assisi
embroiderers
Neot
fish
Eligius
garage workers
Etheldreda
healthy throats
Raphael the Archangel
happy meetings
Catherine of Alexandria
old maids
Germaine Cousin
unattractive people
Erasmus
seasickness
Clare of Assisi
television writers
John Nepomucene
silence, running water
Sebastian
racquet makers
Benedict Joseph Labre
people rejected by religious orders
Balthasar
playing card manufacturers
Cloud
nail makers
Martin of Porres
multi-racial people
Lydwina of Schiedam
ice skating

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