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Lives of the Saints:

How They Changed the World

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572–1641)

Patron saint of forgotten people, widows, and against in-law problems


Feast day: August 12

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Saint Basil the Great (329–379)

Patron saint of Russia, reformers, and hospital administrators


Feast day: January 2

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Saint Cajetan (1480–1547)

Patron saint of job seekers and unemployed people


Feast day: August 7

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Saint John Vianney (1786–1859)

Patron saint of parish priests


Feast day: August 4

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Saint Joan de Lestonnac (d. 1640)

Patron saint of abuse victims, people rejected by religious orders, and widows


Feast day: February 2

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Saint Matthew (first century)

Patron saint of accountants, bankers, bookkeepers, and tax collectors


Feast day: September 21

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941)

Patron saint of addicts and against drug addiction


Feast day: August 14

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Saint Bernardino of Siena (1380–1444)

Patron saint of advertising and public relations and against gambling and compulsive behavior


Feast day: May 20

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Saint Benedict the Moor (1524–1589)

Patron saint of African missions, African Americans, and Palermo, Italy


Feast day: April 4

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Saint Peter Claver (1581–1654)

Patron saint of African Americans


Feast day: September 9

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Saint Martin de Porres (1579–1639)

Patron saint of African Americans, barbers, hairdressers, race relations, and social justice


Feast day: November 3

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Saint Julie Billiart (1751–1816)

Patron saint against bodily ills, poverty, and sickness


Feast day: April 8

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