Favorite Patron Saints
As I was catching up on my administrative backlog, I came across an interesting contribution: an infographic depicting a handful of saints who are, shall we say, patron saints of some pretty odd things. You can view the graphic here:
Who are your favorite saints and what are their unusual patronages? I will kick this off with my favorite: St. Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of bellmakers because bells resemble her severed breasts. I first ran into her when I saw a statue in a museum (in Barcelona, I think) of a woman hold a platter holding what looked like two white chocolate Hershey’s kisses with pink tips. For our modern era, she has been made patroness of women with breast cancer.