It’s that time of year again, when teachers ready their classrooms, students groan and try to get in one more ounce of summer fun, and parents trek to stores and malls searching for every last item on those school supplies lists. It’s back to school! Here are
some saints to pray to for a good, productive, smooth school year.
1. St. Thomas Aquinas
He’s the patron of scholars, so he’s obviously the first mentioned on this list.
2. St. Scholastica
Another patroness of students; her name kinda says it all!
3. St. Gemma Galgani
She’s been invoked as a patroness for students because she was such a conscientious and diligent student.
4. St. Aloysius Gonzaga
He’s the patron of young students.
5. St. Ursula
She founded the Ursuline Order which founded schools for the education of Catholic women.
6. St. Gregory the Great
A patron for teachers!
7. St. John Baptist de la Salle
He was keen on improving schools and so it also invoked as a patron of teachers.
8. St. Albert the Great
He’s the patron of science students specifically.
9. St. Francis de Sales
The patron of writing and writing students.
10. St. Catherine of Alexandria
If you’re considering debate team, call on Catherine! She was known for her debating skills.
11. St. Isidore of Seville
He’s the patron of every student’s favorite resource: technology, computers, and the Internet.
12. St. Expeditus
If you struggle with procrastination, call on him to you expedite!
13. St. Joseph Cupertino
He’s the patron of test takers!
14. St. John the Apostle
The Beloved Disciple is called upon to aid in friendships and is the patron of friendship!
15. St. John Berchmans
Invoke him against gossip, either other people talking about you or, even better, to keep you from talking about others!
16. St. Drogo
As the patron of coffee shops- fun places to hang out with your pals- invoke him to help stoke the fire of friendship.
17. St. Veronica
Since she’s invoked as the patroness of photographers (because she received the image of Christ on her cloth when she wiped His face), she’s another good one to invoke for friendships as you snap selfies of you and your friends.