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Lives of the Saints:

How They Changed the World

Saint George (d. 303)

Patron saint of knights, soldiers, and chivalry


Feast day: April 23

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Saint Germaine of Pibrac (1579–1601)

Patron saint of abandoned people, abuse victims, against poverty, disabled people, girls from rural areas, illness, impoverishment, loss of parents, shepherdesses, sick people, unattractive people, physical therapists


Feast day: June 15

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Saint Gertrude the Great (1256–1301)

Patron of the West Indies and of the Holy Souls in Purgatory


Feast day: November 16

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Saint Gianna Molla (1922–1962)

Patron saint against abortion and of pregnant women


Feast day: April 28

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Saint Gildas the Wise (c. 500–570)

Patron saint of several churches and monasteries in Brittany, France


Feast day: January 29

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Saint Giles (650–710)

Patron saint of beggars and the disabled


Feast day: September 1

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Saint Godfrey of Amiens (c. 1066–1115)


Feast day: November 8

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Saint Gottschalk (d. 1066)

Patron saint of princes, linguists, and translators


Feast day: June 7

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Saint Gregory III, Pope (d. 741)


Feast day: December 10

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Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (329–390)


Feast day: January 2

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Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335–395)


Feast day: January 10

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Saint Gregory the Great, Pope (c. 540–604)

Patron saint of England, musicians, singers, teachers, popes, and victims of plague


Feast day: September 3

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