Patron saints of places

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This is a list of patron saints of places by nation, region, and town/city. If a place is not listed here, it may be listed in Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Europe Patron saints
Continent Patron saint Notes
Asia Francis Xavier
Africa Moses the Black
The Americas Joseph[1]
Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Guadalupe[2][3])
Innocent of Alaska
Isaac Jogues and companions
Herman of Alaska
Tikhon of Moscow
Europe Benedict of Nursia,[4][5]
Saints Cyril and Methodius,[6][7]
Bridget of Sweden,[4]
Catherine of Siena,[4]
Edith Stein[4]
South America Rose of Lima,[4]
Oceania Peter Chanel[8]


Region Patron saint
Asia Minor John the Apostle
Australasia Saint Mary of the Cross, Mary MacKillop[9]
Central Africa Immaculate Heart of Mary[10]
North Africa (Libya, Tunisia) Cyprian of Carthage[10]
Scandinavia Ansgar[4]
West Indies Gertrude the Great
Gregory the Great


Country Patron saint
 Albania Mary (as Our Lady of Good Counsel[4])
 Algeria Cyprian of Carthage[11]
 Andorra Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Meritxell)
 Angola Immaculate Heart of Mary[4][11]
 Argentina Francis Solanus
Blessed Laura Vicuña
Martin of Tours
Virgin Mary (as Our Lady of Luján[4])
 Armenia Gregory the Illuminator,[4]
Bartholomew the Apostle
Jude the Apostle
 Australia Mary (as Our Lady, Help of Christians[4])
 Austria Joseph[11]
Colman of Stockerau[12]
Saint Florian[11]
Leopold the Good
Severinus of Noricum
Vergilius of Salzburg
 Barbados Andrew[13]
 Belgium Joseph[4]
 Bolivia Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria,[4] of Copacabana[4] and of Mount Carmel[14])
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Saint Elijah
 Brazil Mary (as Our Lady of Aparecida[4][14] and of the Immaculate Conception[4])
Peter of Alcantara[4]
Anthony of Padua
 Bulgaria Cyril
John of Rila
 Canada Anne[4]
Jean de Brébeuf
the North American Martyrs[2]
 Chile James the Greater[4]
Mary (as Our Lady of Mount Carmel[4])
Teresa of the Andes
 China Joseph[4]
Mary (as Our Lady of Sheshan)
Francis Xavier
 Colombia Louis Bertrand[4]
Peter Claver[4]
Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena[4]
 Costa Rica Mary (as Our Lady of the Angels)
 Croatia Jerome
Cyril and Methodius
 Cuba Mary (as Our Lady of Charity[4])
 Cyprus Barnabas[15]
Saint Marina the Martyr
 Czech Republic Adalbert of Prague
John of Nepomuk
Cyril and Methodius
 Democratic Republic of Congo Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[16])
 Denmark Ansgar[4]
Canute IV[4]
 Dominican Republic Mary (as Our Lady of Altagracia)
 Ecuador The Immaculate Heart of Mary[17]
the Sacred Heart[4]
Mary Anne de Paredes (Spanish: Mariana de Paredes y Flores)
 England George
 Egypt Mark the Evangelist[17]
 El Salvador Mary (as Our Lady of Peace[4])
 Equatorial Guinea Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[4])
 Ethiopia Frumentius
 Finland Henry of Uppsala[4]
 France Denis
Martin of Tours
Louis IX
Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[4])
Joan of Arc[4]
Remigius (French: Remy)
Thérèse de Lisieux[4]
 Georgia George[4]
Saint Nino
 Germany Adalbert of Magdeburg
Bruno of Cologne
Peter Canisius
Kilian of Würzburg
Michael the Archangel[4]
 Greece Saint George
Andrew the Apostle
Nicholas of Myra
Mary (as Panagia)
Paul the Apostle[19]
 Guatemala James the Greater[19]
 Haiti Mary (as Our Lady of Perpetual Succor[19])
 Honduras Mary (as Our Lady of Suyapa[19])
 Hungary Adalbert of Prague
Emeric of Hungary (HungarianImre)
Gerard Sagredo
Stephen of Hungary[4]
Elizabeth of Hungary
 Iceland Ansgar[21]
Thorlac Thorhallsson[4]
 India Thomas the Apostle
Francis Xavier[21]
Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[4])
 Indonesia Thomas the Apostle
Francis Xavier
 Iran Maruthas
 Ireland Patrick
Brigid of Kildare[22]
 Italy Catherine of Siena[4]
Francis of Assisi[4]
 Japan Peter Baptist,[4]
Joseph, St.Paul Miki
 Jordan John the Baptist[21]
 Korea, South Joseph[4]
Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
 Lebanon Mary (as Our Lady of Lebanon)
 Lesotho The Immaculate Heart of Mary[4][17]
 Lithuania Casimir[23]
Cunigunde of Luxemburg[4]
John of Dukla
John of Kanty
 Luxembourg Cunigunde of Luxemburg;,[3][4]
 Macedonia Clement of Ohrid
Cyril and Methodius
 Madagascar Vincent de Paul
 Malta George
Agatha of Sicily
Pius V
Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption)[4]
Paul the Apostle[4]
 Mexico Mary (as Our Lady of Guadalupe[4])
Philip of Jesus
 Moldova George
 Monaco Devota[25]
 Montenegro Cyril and Methodius
 Netherlands Plechelm
 New Caledonia Mary (as Our Lady of the Assumption[8])
 New Zealand Mary (as Our Lady, Help of Christians[4])
 Nicaragua James the Greater[8]
 Nigeria Patrick[8]
 Norway Olaf II (Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae)[4]
Magnus of Orkney[8]
 Pakistan Francis Xavier[26]
 State of Palestine Our Lady Queen of Palestine
Saint George.
 Papua New Guinea Michael the Archangel
 Paraguay Mary (as Our Lady of Luján[26])
Martin of Tours[4]
 Peru Rose of Lima
Turibius of Mogroveio
 Philippines Mary (as the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe[4][26]) and her Immaculate Heart[4]
Lorenzo Ruíz
Pedro Calungsod
Rose of Lima
 Poland Casimir[23]
Kinga of Poland[4]
Adalbert of Prague[27]
Mary (as Our Lady of Czestochowa)[4]
John of Kanty
Stanislaus of Cracow[4]
 Portugal Anthony of Padua[4]
Francis Borgia[4]
Gabriel the Archangel
John de Brito
Mary (as Our Lady of Fátima and of the Immaculate Conception[4])
Vincent of Saragossa[4]
James the Greater
 Puerto Rico John the Baptist
Mary (as Our Lady of Providence)
 Romania John of Suceava
Andrew the Apostle
Nicetas of Remesiana
 Russia Mary (as Our Lady the Sovereign)[28]
Basil the Great[29]
Vladimir I of Kiev
Thérèse de Lisieux[4]
Andrew the Apostle[30]
 San Marino Marinus
Nicholas of Myra[4][29]
 Scotland Andrew the Apostle
 Serbia Sava
Cyril and Methodius
 Slovakia Cyril and Methodius
Mary (as Our Lady of Sorrows[4])
 Slovenia Cyril and Methodius
 Solomon Islands Michael the Archangel[31]
 South Africa Martin of Tours[4]
 Spain James the Greater (Spanish: Santiago)
Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[31])
Teresa of Avila[4]
 Sri Lanka Lawrence[4]
 Sudan Josephine Bakhita
 Sweden Brigit[32]
Eric IX[4]
Sigfrid of Sweden
  Switzerland Gall
Nicholas of Flue[33]
 Syria Barbara
 Tanzania Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[32])
 Ukraine Josaphat[34]
Andrew the Apostle
Vladimir I of Kiev
 Uruguay James the Less
Philip the Apostle[35]
Mary (as Our Lady of the Thirty-Three[36])
 United States Mary (as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception[32])
 Venezuela Mary (as Our Lady of Coromoto[32])
 Vietnam Joseph
 Wales David

Former states[edit]


Country Province Patron saint
 Upper Austria Florian
 Styria Joseph
 Carinthia Joseph
 Belgium  Hainaut Waltrude[37]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina  Republic of Srpska Stephen
 Brazil  Minas Gerais Mary (as Our Lady of Piety)
 Canada  Newfoundland John the Baptist
 Nova Scotia Ninian
 Quebec Anne
John the Baptist
 Croatia Dalmatia Blaise
 Czech Republic  Bohemia Wenceslas, Ludmila, Vitus, Adalbert of Prague, Procopius, Sigismund of Burgundy, Norbert of Xanten, Joseph,[4] John of Nepomuk
 Moravia Cyril and Methodius,[4] Wenceslas
 France  Alsace Odile of Alsace
 Auvergne Gerald Aurillac
 Brittany Anne, Corentin, Ivo of Kermartin
 Corsica Julia of Corsica, Devota, Alexander Sauli
Paris Denis
 Germany  Bavaria Jadwiga of Poland (German: Hedwig), Kilian, Sebaldus (Sebald)
 Saxony Willehad of Bremen
 Greece Chios Saint Markella
Crete Saint Titus
Corfu Saint Spyridon
Euboea Paraskevi of Rome
Laconia Saint Nikon the Metanoeite
Rhodes Saint Phanourios
 Indonesia Borneo Francis Xavier
 Italy Cremona Homobonus
Sicily Andrew Avellino, Nicholas of Myra, Rosalia
 Lebanon North Lebanon Awtel
South Lebanon Christina of Bolsena
 Mexico Veracruz Rafael Guizar y Valencia
 Philippines Bicol Mary (as Our Lady of Peñafrancia)
Cagayan Mary (as Our Lady of Piat)
Western Visayas Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria)
 Russia Kaliningrad Oblast Adalbert of Prague
 Serbia Vojvodina Cyril and Methodius
 Spain  Aragon Agathoclia, Braulio, George
 Andalusia John of Avila
Castile Emilian of Cogolla
 Canary Islands Mary (as Our Lady of Candelaria)
Candeleda Bernard of Valdeiglesias
 Catalonia George
 Galicia James the Greater,[4]
 United Kingdom  England George,[4] Edmund the Martyr, Edward the Confessor, Michael the Archangel[17]
Berkshire Birinus[citation needed]
Chester Werburgh
Cornwall Piran, Michael the Archangel, Petroc[citation needed]
Devon Petroc, Nechtan
Dorset Wite
East Anglia Edmund the Martyr; Suffolk
Essex Cedd
The English Fens Guthlac[citation needed]
Herefordshire Dubricius[citation needed]
Kent Augustine of Canterbury
Lincoln Hugh of Lincoln
Mercia Chad of Mercia, Alban
Northumbria Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Oswald
Oxford Frideswide
Sussex Richard of Chichester, Wilfrid
Wessex Aldhelm, Swithun
West Riding of Yorkshire Wilfrid
Wiltshire Osmund
Winchester Swithun
 Scotland Andrew the Apostle,[30] Margaret of Scotland, Columba,[4][21] Palladius
Galloway Ninian
Orkney Islands Magnus
 Wales David of Wales[32] (Welsh: Dewi Sant)
Ergyng Dubricius (Dyfrig)
Wrexham Richard Gwyn
 Gibraltar (territory) Bernard of Clairvaux,[38] Mary (as Our Lady of Europe)
Isle of Man (sovereign dependency) Maughold
Jersey (sovereign dependency) Helier
 United States of America  Colorado Francis of Assisi
 Louisiana Mary (as Our Lady of Prompt Succor)
Catherine of Siena writing

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United States

Archdioceses and dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Saint Joseph
  2. ^ a b Walsh, p. 6.
  3. ^ a b Walsh, p. 13.
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  5. ^ "St. Benedict and the key to European unity". 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 
  6. ^ Jones, Terry. "Methodius". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 18 February 2007. 
  7. ^ "Egregiae Virtutis". Retrieved 26 April 2009.  Apostolic letter of Pope John Paul II, 31 December 1980 (Latin)
  8. ^ a b c d e Walsh, p. 15.
  9. ^ Mary MacKillop at Retrieved 6 April 2013
  10. ^ a b Walsh, p. 3.
  11. ^ a b c d e Walsh, p. 4.
  12. ^ Holweck, p. 225.
  13. ^ Who was St. Andrew?,
  14. ^ a b Walsh, p. 5.
  15. ^ Holweck, p. 133.
  16. ^ a b Walsh, p. 22.
  17. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 9.
  18. ^ a b c Walsh, p. 8.
  19. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 11.
  20. ^ Holweck, p. 256.
  21. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 12.
  22. ^ Holweck, p. 171.
  23. ^ a b Holweck, p. 182.
  24. ^ Walsh, p. 14.
  25. ^ Holweck, p. 273.
  26. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 16.
  27. ^ Walsh, p. 17.
  28. ^ "Icon of the Mother of God Reigning" (in Russian). Wikipedia. 
  29. ^ a b c d Walsh, p. 18.
  30. ^ a b c Holweck, p. 72.
  31. ^ a b Walsh, p. 19.
  32. ^ a b c d e Bunson, p. 215.
  33. ^ Walsh, p. 20.
  34. ^ Saint Josaphat Kuncevyc
  35. ^ a b Walsh, p. 21.
  36. ^ Virgin of the Thirty-Three, proclaimed patron saint of Uruguay by Pope John XXIII (Spanish)
  37. ^ a b Saint Waltrude at Retrieved 26 March 2013
  38. ^ Holweck, p. 154.
  39. ^ Patron Saint of Vienna at Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  40. ^ Guy of Anderlecht at Retrieved 26.March 2013.
  41. ^ Andrew the Apostle at Retrieved 26.March 2013
  42. ^ Holweck, p. 35.
  43. ^ St. Berach at Retrieved 05.April 2013
  44. ^ Alexander of Bergamo at Retrieved 05.April 2013
  45. ^ Holweck, p. 29.
  46. ^ a b c d e Holweck, p. 52.
  47. ^ Alexander of Bergamo at Retrieved 05.April 2013
  48. ^ a b c Holweck, p. 20.
  49. ^ a b Holweck, p. 3.
  50. ^ Holweck, p. 40
  51. ^ Holweck, p. 11.
  52. ^ Holweck, p. 53.
  53. ^ Mary MacKillop at Retrieved 06.April 2013
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