Patron Saints of Education

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Patrons of Education, Catechists, Schools and Related Areas

(Updated November 2018)

St. Thomas Aquinas American Catholic See also the CARFLEO post on St, Thomas Aquinas.

St. John Bosco American Catholic Saint of the Day (Youth)

St. Gregory the Great American Catholic Saint of the Day (Teachers)

St. John Baptiste de la Salle American Catholic Saint of the Day (Teachers)

St. Charles Borromeo  (Catechists)

St. Robert Bellarmine (Catechists)

St. Elizabeth Seton (Catholic Schools)

St. Angela Merici (She started the first female teaching order, the Ursulines)

Although not an “official ” patron saint of teachers St. Marguerite Bourgeoys taught girls, the poor and First Peoples in what is now Montreal.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Youth)

St. Maria Goretti (Youth)

St. Joseph Calasanz (Catholic Schools)

Patrons of Students from

Patrons of Teachers from

Ten Patron Saints for Catholic Classrooms Today’s Catholic Teacher

Prayer of the Teacher (source: Traité des Étudesby Charles Rollin as found at 

You, O Lord,
are my strength, my patience, my light, and my counsel.
It is you who touch the hearts of the children entrusted to my care.
Abandon me not to myself for one moment.

For my own guidance and that of my students,
grant me the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and fortitude, the spirit of knowledge and piety,
the spirit of a holy fear of you and an ardent zeal to procure your glory.

I unite my efforts to those of Jesus Christ, and I beg the Most Blessed Virgin, Saint Joseph, the Guardian Angels, and Saint John Baptist de La Salle to protect me this day in the performance of my duties. Amen.

A Litany of Catechist Saints from Family Formation

17 Saints Every Student Needs to Begin the School Year Theresa Zoe Williams epicPew

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