|Saint Jeanne Jugan L.S.P.|
|Canonized||October 11, 2009, Vatican City, by Pope Benedict XVI|
|Major shrine||La Tour Saint-Joseph, Saint-Pern, Ille-et-Vilaine, France|
|Patronage||the destitute elderly|
St John the Evangelist, patron saint of caregivers.
Born in the 4th century, St. Monica is recognized as the patron saint of mothers. Her faith and dedication to motherhood played a pivotal role in the spiritual formation of one of the most brilliant philosophers and well-known saints of all time – Saint Augustine, her son.
Saint Vincent de Paul has a charity named after him by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. He was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity. Vincent was canonized in 1737 and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
The artistic depiction of St Sebastian is considered symbolic of the virtues and gifts of strength, stamina, perseverance, courage and justice in the face of adversity. St Sebastian provides a link back to the history and tradition of the Catholic Church.
Margaret of Cortona: A saint for single mothers.
Saint Isidore is widely venerated as the patron saint of farmers, peasants, day laborers and agriculture in general, as well as brick layers.
Many types of people and backgrounds wear St. Christopher necklaces as a symbol of safe travel and protection. And since St. Christopher saved travelers from a watery death, mariners wore Saint Christopher medals for protection and safe passage at sea.
Joseph is the patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers, travelers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers and working people, among others.
Patronage. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police officers, and military personnel.