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1. This very misunderstood Biblical lady is patroness of the perfume trade because of her association with fragrant ointments.
2. Another saint mentioned in the New Testament in connection with the death of Christ, he is the patron of undertakers, rather fittingly.
3. This possibly fictitious female saint is patroness of laundresses, though she is famous for a certain stain on her veil.
4. This earliest of Christian martyrs is patron of stonemasons, though one would imagine he would want to have nothing more to do with stones in the hereafter.
5. This shepherdess, born in 422, is patroness of the city of Paris, women's army corps (WACs), and girls named Jennifer. (Careful with this one; note the date!)
6. According to tradition, this female saint was of advanced age when she gave birth to her famous daughter (who would, in turn, bear her an even more famous grandson). She is patroness of women in labor, of mothers, and of grandmothers.
7. This non-mortal saint is patron of policemen, having put the biggest bad guy of them all away for eternity.
8. Sufferers from depression can pray for aid to a number of saints, including this much put-upon pre-Christian Biblical patriarch.
9. This saint was neither a martyr, nor a member of a religious order, but a simple servant in the household of a nobleman in the city of Lucca. She was at first despised by her co-workers for her piety and simplicity, but eventually her goodness and sincerity won them over. She is patroness of housekeepers and servants and is particularly venerated in England, where they know how hard it is to get good help.
10. This "good king" is patron of the Czech Republic, which was known as Bohemia when he ruled there.
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