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Where is a list of all Roman Catholic patron saints available online?

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The American Catholic website furnishes a list of the canonized saints of the Roman Catholic church, organizing them alphabetically. The list of saints is navigated from the American Catholic main Webpage by clicking on the "Saints by Name" link under the Saints heading.

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Where is a list of all Roman Catholic patron saints available online?
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Additionally, the American Catholic website features a calendar view of canonized saints according to their feast days. The Catholic church assigns saints to a specific day to bring increased awareness to the life and miracles of the saint in question. Not every day of the year is given a saint, and not every one of the over 6,500 canonized saints of the church are given a feast day.

The American Catholic website also organizes the list of saints according to their patronage. A patron saint is specially marked by the Roman Catholic church as the protector of certain occupations, countries, situations and even non-humans. Saint Francis of Assisi, notably, is the patron saint of all animals, as historically he tended to wounded animals. The patron saint of dentists is Saint Apollonia, who during her martyrdom had her teeth knocked out by a mob. The Philippines have the patron saint of Saint Rose of Lima, who was one of the first canonized saints born in the Americas and is symbolically the saint of the oppressed.

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