Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

This article is a list of the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary by occupations, activities, dioceses, and other geographic locations.

Occupations and activities[edit]

Virgin Mary, venerated as the patron saint of bicyclists, near Leintz-Gatzaga in the Basque Country

The Blessed Virgin is cited as the patroness of all humanity. However, certain occupations and activities are more closely associated with her protection.

Dioceses claiming Mary as patroness[edit]

Places[edit]

A large number of countries, places and groups claim the Blessed Virgin Mary as a patroness, though usually under a specific title or apparition while only a select few retains its patronage by Pontifical decree from Rome.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Statue of Our Lady of Lebanon or Notre Dame du Liban.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Our Lady Help of Christians
Our Lady of Westminster

The Americas[edit]

Virgen de la Providencia in the Cathedral of San Juan

Caribbean[edit]

Central America[edit]

North America[edit]

South America[edit]

Australia / Oceania[edit]

Europe[edit]

Religious groups[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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