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Lives of the Saints:

How They Changed the World

Saint Brendan the Navigator (c. 484-577)

Patron saint of boatmen, mariners, travelers, elderly adventurers, whales, and of portaging canoes


Feast day: May 16

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Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303–1373)

Co-patroness of Europe with Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Edith Stein. Patron saint of Sweden; founder of the Bridgettines


Feast day: July 23

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Saint Brigid of Ireland (c. 452–524)

Patron saint of dairy workers, blacksmiths, travelers, and babies


Feast day: February 1

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Saint Bruno (c. 1030–1101)

Patron saint of Calabria (Italy) and Germany


Feast day: October 6

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Saint Bruno of Segni (d. 1123)

Patron saint of Segni, Italy


Feast day: September 5

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Saint Caesaria the Younger (c. 465–530)


Feast day: January 12

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Saint Cagnoald (d. 635)


Feast day: September 6

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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 Callistus I (d. 223)


Feast day: October 14

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Saint Camillus de Lellis (1550–1614)

Patron saint of nurses and patients


Feast day: July 18

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Saint Casilda of Toledo (d. 1050)

Patron saint against sterility


Feast day: April 9

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Saint Casimir (1461–1484)

Patron saint of two countries: Poland and Lithuania


Feast day: March 4

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