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Patron saints of places

This is a list of patron saints of places by nation, region, and town/city. If a place is not listed here, it may be listed in Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Continents

Continent Patron saint Notes
Asia Francis Xavier
Africa Moses the Black Dauphin Island

St.Edward

The Americas The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Guadalupe[1][2])
Joseph[3]
Innocent of Alaska
Isaac Jogues and companions
Herman of Alaska
Tikhon of Moscow
Raphael of Brooklyn
Europe Benedict of Nursia,[4][5]
Saints Cyril and Methodius,[6][7]
Bridget of Sweden,[4]
Catherine of Siena,[4]
Edith Stein[4]
Benedict of Nursia is the main Patron Saint,[8] the others are considered co-patrons.[9]

Bertelin of Stafford, formally Bethnei, circa early 6th Century[10]

Oceania Peter Chanel[11]

Regions

Region Patron saint
Asia Minor John the Apostle
Australasia The Virgin Mary (as [12])
Central Africa The Immaculate Heart of Mary[13]
North Africa (Libya, Tunisia) Cyprian of Carthage[13]
Scandinavia Ansgar[4]
South America Rose of Lima,[4]
West Indies Gertrude the Great
Gregory the Great

Countries

Country Patron saint
 Albania The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Good Counsel[4])
 Algeria Cyprian of Carthage[14]
 Andorra The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Meritxell)
 Angola The Immaculate Heart of Mary[4][14]
 Argentina The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Luján[4])
Francis Solanus
Blessed Laura Vicuña
Martin of Tours
 Armenia Gregory the Illuminator,[4]
Bartholomew the Apostle
Jude the Apostle
 Australia The Virgin Mary (as [12]
[12]
 Austria Joseph[14]
Colman of Stockerau[15]
Florian[14]
Koloman
Leopold the Good
Maurice[14]
Severinus of Noricum
Vergilius of Salzburg
Andrew[16]
Euphrosyne of Polotsk[17]
Joseph[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria,[4] of Copacabana[4] and of Mount Carmel[18])
Elijah
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Aparecida[4][18] and of the Immaculate Conception[4])
Peter of Alcantara[4]
Anthony of Padua
Anne
Ivo of Kermartin
Seven Founder Saints ([19]
Cyril
John of Rila
Anne[4]
Jean de Brébeuf
Joseph
the North American Martyrs[1]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Mount Carmel)[4]
James the Greater[4]
Teresa of Los Andes
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Sheshan)
Joseph[4]
Francis Xavier
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá)
Louis Bertrand[4]
Peter Claver[4]
Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Angels)
Jerome
Cyril and Methodius
Joseph
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Charity[4])
Barnabas[20]
Lazarus
Marina the Martyr
Adalbert of Prague
John of Nepomuk
Ludmila
Cyril and Methodius
Procopius
Sigismund
Wenceslas
Vitus
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[21])
Ansgar[4]
Canute IV[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Altagracia)
Dominic[4]
The Sacred Heart of Jesus[4]
The Immaculate Heart of Mary[22]
Mary Anne de Paredes (Spanish: Mariana de Paredes y Flores)
George

(previously Edward, Edmund the Martyr and Gregory the Great until replaced around 1348 when the Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III with George as its patron)

Mark the Evangelist[22]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Peace[4])
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[4])
Frumentius
[4]
Henry of Uppsala[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[4])
Michael
Denis
Martin of Tours
Louis IX
Joan of Arc[4]
Remi
Thérèse de Lisieux[4]
Petronilla
Radegund
[4]
Nino
Adalbert of Magdeburg
Ansgar,[23]
Boniface[4]
Bruno of Cologne
Peter Canisius
Kilian of Würzburg
Michael the Archangel[4]
Swithbert
George
Maurice
The Virgin Mary (as Panagia)
George
Andrew
Nicholas of Myra
Paul the Apostle[24]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Camarin)
James the Greater[24]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Perpetual Succor[24])
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Suyapa[24])
The Virgin Mary
Adalbert of Prague
Astricus
Emeric of Hungary (HungarianImre)
Cyril[25]
Gerard Sagredo
Stephen of Hungary[4]
Elizabeth of Hungary
Ansgar[26]
Thorlac Thorhallsson[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[4])
Thomas
Francis Xavier[26]
Joseph
Thomas
Francis Xavier
Maruthas
Ireland Patrick
Columba,[4]
Brigid of Kildare[27]
Catherine of Siena[4]
Francis of Assisi[4]
Peter Baptist,[4]
Joseph
Francis Xavier
John the Baptist[26]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
Joseph[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Lebanon)
Barbara
The Immaculate Heart of Mary[4][22]
Casimir[28]
Cunigunde of Luxemburg[4]
John of Dukla
John of Kanty
George
Cunigunde of Luxemburg[2][4]
Willibrord[4]
Clement of Ohrid
Cyril and Methodius
Vincent de Paul
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption)[4]
Paul the Apostle[4]
George
Agatha of Sicily
Pius V
Publius
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Guadalupe[4])
Philip of Jesus
Joseph[29]
George
Devota[30]
Cyril and Methodius
George
Plechelm
Willibrord[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[11])
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady, Help of Christians[4])
Joseph
James the Greater[11]
Patrick[11]
Olaf II (Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae)[4]
Magnus of Orkney[11]
Francis Xavier[31]
The Virgin (as Our Lady, Queen of Palestine)
George
Michael the Archangel
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Luján[31])
Martin of Tours[4]
Rose of Lima
Turibius of Mogroveio
Joseph[4]
The Virgin Mary (as the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Perpetual Help[4][31] and her Immaculate Heart[4])
Lorenzo Ruíz
Pedro Calungsod
Pudentiana
Rose of Lima
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Częstochowa)[4]
Casimir[28]
Hyacinth
Kinga of Poland[4]
Adalbert of Prague[32]
John of Kanty
Stanislaus of Cracow[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Fátima and as the Immaculate Conception)[4]
Anthony of Padua[4]
Gabriel
John de Brito
[4]
James the Greater
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Providence)
John the Baptist
John of Suceava
Andrew the Apostle
Nicetas of Remesiana
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady the Sovereign)[33]
Basil the Great[34]
Casimir[34]
Vladimir I of Kiev
Joseph[34]
Thérèse de Lisieux[4]
George
Andrew the Apostle[35]
Marinus
Nicholas of Myra[4][34]
Andrew
Margaret
Columba
Sava
Cyril and Methodius
George
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Sorrows)[4]
Cyril and Methodius
Joseph
Cyril and Methodius
Michael the Archangel[36]
Martin of Tours[4]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)[36]
James the Greater (Spanish: Santiago)
Teresa of Ávila[4]
Lawrence[4]
Joseph Vaz
Thomas the Apostle
Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Lanka and Our Lady of Madhu
Josephine Bakhita
Brigit[37]
Eric IX[4]
Sigfrid of Sweden
Gall
Nicholas of Flue[38]
Barbara
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[37])
John the Apostle[39]
George
Josaphat[40]
Andrew
Vladimir I of Kiev
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Thirty-Three[41])
James the Less
Philip the Apostle[42]
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[37])
The Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Coromoto[37])
Joseph
David

Former states

Provinces

Country Province Patron saint
Florian
Joseph
Joseph
Waltrude[43]
Stephen
Mary (as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)
Mary (as Our Lady of Joy)
Joseph
Mary (as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)
Mary (as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)
Joseph
John Bosco
Holy Spirit
Anne
Saint Joseph (as Saint Joseph of Ribamar)
Jesus Christ (as Our Lord, the Good Jesus)
Mary, as Our Lady of the Abbey
Mary (as Our Lady of Piety)
Mary (as Our Lady of Nazareth)
Mary (as Our Lady of Snows)
Mary (as Our Lady of Rocio)
Mary (as Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
Mary (as Our Lady of Victory)
Sebastian
Blessed Martyrs of Cunhaú and Uruaçu
Peter
Mary (as Our Lady of Nazareth)
Mary (as Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
Catherine of Alexandria
Paul
Mary (as Our Lady of Immaculate Conception)
Mary (as Our Lady of Nativity)
John the Baptist
Ninian
Anne
John the Baptist
Dalmatia Blaise
Wenceslas, Ludmila, Vitus, Adalbert of Prague, Procopius, Sigismund of Burgundy, Norbert of Xanten, Joseph,[4] John of Nepomuk
Cyril and Methodius,[4] Wenceslas
Odile of Alsace
Gerald Aurillac
Dedicated: [19]
Julia of Corsica, Devota, Alexander Sauli
(Paris) Denis, Genevieve
Saint Nicholas, Joan of Arc
St. Mary Patroness of Bavaria (feast on May 1), St. Rupert and St. Emmeram (Bavaria proper), St. Kilian and St. Sebaldus (Franconia) and St. Hedwig of Andechs
Willehad of Bremen
Chios Markella
Crete Saint Titus
Corfu Spyridon
Euboea Paraskevi of Rome
Laconia Nikon the Metanoeite
Rhodes Phanourios
Tinos Pelagia
Zakynthos Dionysios of Zakynthos
Borneo Francis Xavier
Cremona Homobonus
Sicily Andrew Avellino, Nicholas of Myra, Rosalia
North Lebanon Awtel
South Lebanon Christina of Bolsena
Chihuahua Our Lady of La Soledad de Parral
Veracruz Rafael Guizar y Valencia
Bicol Mary (as Our Lady of Peñafrancia)
Cagayan Mary (as Our Lady of Piat)
Western Visayas Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria)
Kaliningrad Oblast Adalbert of Prague
Vojvodina Cyril and Methodius
George
John of Avila
Castile Emilian of Cogolla
Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria)
Candeleda Bernard of Valdeiglesias
George
James the Greater,[4]
George,[4] Edmund the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, Michael the Archangel[22]
Berkshire Birinus
Cornwall Piran, Michael the Archangel, Petroc
Devon Petroc, Nechtan
Dorset Wite
East Anglia Edmund the Martyr; Suffolk
Essex Cedd
The English Fens Guthlac
Herefordshire Dubricius
Kent Augustine of Canterbury
London Saint Paul
Mercia Chad of Mercia, Bertelin Patron Saint of Stafford, formally Bethnei circa early 6th century, Prince of Mercia Anglo Saxon follower of Christ, Holy man[44] Alban
Northumbria Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Oswald
Sussex Richard of Chichester, Wilfrid
Wessex Aldhelm, Swithun
West Riding of Yorkshire Wilfrid
Wiltshire Osmund
Andrew the Apostle,[35] Margaret of Scotland, Columba,[4][26] Palladius
Barra Finbarr
Eigg Donnán
Galloway Ninian
Lennox Kessog
Orkney Islands Magnus
David of Wales[37] (Welsh: Dewi Sant)
Ergyng Dubricius (Dyfrig)
Wrexham Richard Gwyn
(territory) Bernard of Clairvaux,[45] Mary (as Our Lady of Europe)
Isle of Man (sovereign dependency) Maughold
Jersey (sovereign dependency) Helier
Catherine of Siena writing

Cities and towns

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic

Denmark

Ecuador

Egypt

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Haiti

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Lebanon

Lithuania

Malta

Mexico

Montenegro

The Netherlands

Norway

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

Ukraine

United States

Archdioceses and dioceses

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Walsh, p. 6.
  2. ^ a b Walsh, p. 13.
  3. ^ a b Saint Joseph
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb Bunson, p. 214.
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ Apostolic letter of Pope John Paul II, 31 December 1980 (Latin)
  8. ^ http://montecassinoabbey.org/?p=4039
  9. ^ http://www.isidor.se/ccreurope/en-gb/patrons.aspx
  10. ^ Church of Saint Bertelin Stafford Text Bernard Buttery
  11. ^ a b c d e Walsh, p. 15.
  12. ^ a b c https://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2013/2013124_1465.shtml
  13. ^ a b Walsh, p. 3.
  14. ^ a b c d e Walsh, p. 4.
  15. ^ Holweck, p. 225.
  16. ^ Who was St. Andrew?, Scotland.org
  17. ^ http://www.belarus.by/en/about-belarus/famous-belarusians/euphrosyne-of-polotsk
  18. ^ a b Walsh, p. 5.
  19. ^ a b List of religious figures of Brittany#The Seven Founder Saints of Brittany
  20. ^ Holweck, p. 133.
  21. ^ a b Walsh, p. 22.
  22. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 9.
  23. ^ a b c Walsh, p. 8.
  24. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 11.
  25. ^ Holweck, p. 256.
  26. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 12.
  27. ^ Holweck, p. 171.
  28. ^ a b Holweck, p. 182.
  29. ^ Walsh, p. 14.
  30. ^ Holweck, p. 273.
  31. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 16.
  32. ^ Walsh, p. 17.
  33. ^ Икона Божией Матери «Державная»
  34. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 18.
  35. ^ a b c Holweck, p. 72.
  36. ^ a b Walsh, p. 19.
  37. ^ a b c d e Bunson, p. 215.
  38. ^ Walsh, p. 20.
  39. ^ Catholic Saints
  40. ^ Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc
  41. ^ Virgin of the Thirty-Three, proclaimed patron saint of Uruguay by Pope John XXIII (Spanish)
  42. ^ a b Walsh, p. 21.
  43. ^ a b Saint Waltrude at saints.sqpn.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013
  44. ^ see earlier notes Church of Saint Bertelin Stafford
  45. ^ Holweck, p. 154.
  46. ^ Guy of Anderlecht at saints.sqpn.com. Retrieved 26.March 2013.
  47. ^ Andrew the Apostle at saints.sqpn.com. Retrieved 26.March 2013
  48. ^ Holweck, p. 35.
  49. ^ St. Berach at sqpn.com Retrieved 05.April 2013
  50. ^ a b Alexander of Bergamo at sqpn.com Retrieved 05.April 2013
  51. ^ Holweck, p. 29.
  52. ^ a b c d e Holweck, p. 52.
  53. ^ a b c Holweck, p. 20.
  54. ^ a b Holweck, p. 3.
  55. ^ Holweck, p. 40
  56. ^ Holweck, p. 11.
  57. ^ Holweck, p. 53.
  58. ^ Mary MacKillop at sqpn.com Retrieved 06.April 2013
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