Similarly to saints who are patrons of certain occupations, these associations usually develop from events in the saints' lives or even sayings ascribed to them, such as John the Baptist who said that he had been 'sent to make straight the way of the Lord' and is thus connected with motorways.
|Animals||Francis of Assisi|
|Babies||the Holy Innocents|
|Brides/unmarried women||Nicholas of Bari|
|Children (illegitimate)||John Francis Regis|
|Children||Nicholas of Bari|
|Crops||Magnus of Fussen|
|Examinations||Joseph of Cupertino|
|Harvests||Antony of Padua|
|Infertility||Rita of Cascia|
|Lost articles||Antony of Padua|
|Motherhood||Nicholas of Tolentino|
|Motorways||John the Baptist|
|Old People||Teresa of Jornet e Ibars|
|Pets, pigs||Antony the Abbot/of Egypt|
|Race relations||Peter Claver|
|Savings Banks||Anthony Claret|
|Skiers||Our Lady of Graces, Bernard|
|Social Justice||Martin of Porres|
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
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