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Lives of the Saints:

How They Changed the World

Saint Augustine of Canterbury (d. 605)

Patron saint of England


Feast day: May 27

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Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430)

Patron saint of printers


Feast day: August 28

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Saint Bademus (d. 376)


Feast day: April 10

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Saint Barnabas (first century)

Patron of Cyprus in Greece and Antioch in Syria; against hailstorms; invoked as peacemaker


Feast day: June 11

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Saint Bartholomew (first century)

Patron of the Armenian Apostolic Church; also of butchers, tanners, and shoemakers


Feast day: August 24

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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 Bede the Venerable (672–735)

Patron saint of scholars, English writers, and historians


Feast day: May 25

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Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Patron saint of unmarried men, mentally ill people, beggars, those who are homeless


Feast day: April 16

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Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480–547)


Feast day: July 11

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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 Benen (d. 467)


Feast day: November 9

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Saint Benezet (d. 1184)

Patron saint of bachelors and bridge-builders


Feast day: April 14

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