These Are The Strangest Patron Saints In Christianity. Oh Yes, They’re Real.

If you’re not familiar with saints (and not the New Orleans variety), they’re a part of Christianity. Different Christians may believe in different kinds of saints, but generally the saints have specifically designed patronages. They are basically the representative for a certain cause or problem. If you are suffering from an ailment, have a problem, or a fear, there are specific saints who are told to be able to look after you and guide you through your issues. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. St. Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of the poor. Not even saint is normal, though. There are a lot of saints that are tasked with some very bizarre patronages. (I also want to stress that these are real saints and these are really their patronages, I’m not making this up.)

St. Julian – Carnival Workers

St. Clare of Assisi – Television Writers

St. Genesius – Actors/Comedians

St. Barbara – Fireworks/Guns/Bombs

St. Drogo – Ugly People and Coffee

St. Monica – Alcoholics

St. Clotilde – Disappointed Children

St. Bibiana – Hangovers

St. Sebastian – Unruly Children

St. Lidwina – Ice Skaters

St. Cajetan – Unemployed People

St. Cornelius – Twitching

St. Hubert of Liege – Fear Of Werewolves

St. Gummarus – Lumberjacks

St. Elgius – Gas Station Workers

St. Fiacre – STDs

St. Polycarp of Smyrna – Dysentery

St. Isadore of Seville – Computers/The Internet

St. Joseph of Cupertino – Astronauts

St. Roch – Gravediggers

St. Giles – Breastfeeding

St. Christopher – Bachelors

St. Gertrude of Nivelles – Fear Of Mice

St. Amrose – Beekeepers

St. Nicholas – Prostitutes

Whew, now I know who to pray to when I have a hangover and can’t sleep because of Werewolves. Even if you don’t believe in praying to saints, you have to share this list. It’s just too weird NOT to.

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