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# Patron saint

In Roman Catholicism, a Patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. St Florian is the patron saint of firefighters, and Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travellers, for example. Eastern Orthodoxy generally doesn't associate saints with occupations and activities, or does so to a much lesser degree.

Patron saints can also be associated with geographical areas: Joseph the Betrothed is the patron saint of Belgium, and Saint Patrick is patron saint of Ireland, for example.

### Saints associated with protection from ailments or illness

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