Saint Valentine 269 a.d.

Feast Day: February 14 Patron of: beekeepers, engaged couples, greeting card manufacturers, happy marriages, love, lovers, young people Invoked against: epilepsy, fainting, plague Symbols: birds, martyr’s palms, rose, sun, sword His feast day is embedded in Western civilization. His name has become synonymous with a certain type of romantic card, yet few realize that Valentine […]

Saint Jude Thaddeus, First Century

“When all else fails, when we are in the most difficult of situations, we turn to Saint Jude, “Helper of the Helpless” and Saint of the Impossible.” Patron of: Impossible Causes One of the original 12 apostles, Jude is depicted with the flame of knowledge received from the Holy Spirit at the Pentecost burning above […]

St. Gerard Majella 1726 – 1755

Feast Day: October 16 Keywords: expectant mothers, infertility, lay brothers, mothers, pregnancy Mystic A quiet and humble lay brother in the newly found Redemptorist order, St. Gerard Majella did not display his great mystical gifts until the last three years of his life. Before his early death at the age of twenty-nine, he was known […]

SAINT RAYMOND NONNATUS: PATRON OF NEWBORNS

1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patron of: Newborns Keywords: midwives, obstetricians, expectant mothers, women in labor, falsely accused, secrets, fever Quote: “For many hours you did not die in the womb of your dead mother and you were successfully delivered from her side to be the joy of the world.” Symbols: monstrance, palms with three […]

SAINT MONICA: PATRON OF WAYWARD CHILDREN

331 – 387 Feast Day: August 28 Patron of: Wayward Children Quote: “Nothing is far from God.” Keywords: abuse victims, adultery victims, alcoholics, housewives, married women, mothers, patience, wayward children Symbols: tears, girdle Though she was greatly hurt and disappointed by her firstborn son, St. Monica never gave up the idea that he would change […]

SAINTS ANN AND JOACHIM, PATRON SAINTS OF GRANDPARENTS

First Century B.C. Feast Day: July 26 Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift possible, her who is worthy […]

November Novena App, Occupations: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, patron of Philosophers

290 – 305 Feast Day: November 25 Patron of: Philosophers Keywords: librarians, mechanics, millers, nurses, philosophers, potters, scholars, students, wheels, unmarried women Symbols: crown, sword, martyrs palms, wheel Quote: “If you are ruled by the mind you are king, if by the body you are a slave.” Brilliant and beautiful, Catherine of Alexandria was a […]

Novena App Patrons of Grandparents: Saints Ann and Joaquin

Feast Day: July 26 First Century B.C. Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift possible, her who is worthy […]

Saint Anthony of Padua, Novena App Situations: Lost Articles

1195 – 1231 “Saint Anthony, please come around, there’s something lost that must be found.” Doctor of the Church Feast Day: June 13 Patron of: Lisbon, Portugal, Padua, amputees, barren women, domestic animals, draftees, oppressed people, orphans, paupers, the poor, pregnant women, prisoners, sailors Invoked for: finding a husband, finding lost articles Invoked against: debt, […]