Patron Saints of Gardening -- not your typical list
I found this list at an artist's website here. Feel free to use as you will, and also to add your own
St. Dorothy - is the patron saint of fruit tree growers and orchards. Her Feast day is February 6.
San Antonio Abad - because of his "grave digging" patronage, he is a good saint for digging tree holes.
San Ysidro- Isidore is the patron of farmers and large gardens. He often prayed and went to church while angels plowed the fields of his employer. He is patron of workers and sheepherders as well.
San Francis of Assisi - St. Francis is the Patron Saint of the garden's birds and animals and of ecology. Founder of the Franciscans, he is often shown preaching to the birds.
San Andreas- because of his fishing patronage, he is a good one for aquatic gardens with Koi and Gold Fish.
Santa Barbara- being patron of Geology and protector against being struck by l lighting, is a good patron for gardens with difficult geological problems (big rocks, bad slope, rotten soil, etc.) and to keep one safe from lightning strikes while out in the garden.
San Bernardo Abad- patron of Beekeeper and good for the garden, especially flowers and vegetables.
San Antonio de Padua- while not a garden saint, he is patron of finding lost things. I find him especially helpful when trying to locate my lost garden tools.
St. Urban - is the patron saint of vineyards and grape growers.
St. Fiacre - Fiacre is the patron of herb and vegetable gardens and of men who like to garden.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary- is patron of Rose Gardens and rose gardeners.
St. Jude - while not exactly a garden patron, he is patron of lost causes and desperate cases and would be appropriate for the "brown thumb syndrome and the gardeners with very bad luck.
St. Phocas - A gardener by profession, Phocas was famous for his hospitality. He even dug his own grave for his executioners. He is patron saint of flower and ornamental gardening.
The Virgin Mary- patroness of all things, found as garden sculpture in many gardens through out the world
St. Valentine- patron of lovers and small intimate gardens.
St. Patrick - Saint Patrick is the patron saint of organic gardening as well as the Irish. He drove the snakes out of Ireland.
Other Garden Patrons:
St. Adelard- patron of gardeners
Santa Teresa Lisieux-patron of florists
St. George-patron of farmers
St. Ansovinus- protector of crops.
Virgin de Zapopan- protector against drought
St. Werenfrid- vegetable gardens
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.
ALL for Jesus!
ALL that He wants!
ALL for Jesus!
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