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    Saint Gertrude, a seventh-century abbess who, with her mother Itta, founded the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles in present-day Belgium. She is the patron saint of travelers, gardeners, and cats, and against rats and mental illness. In this uncredited illustration she is using a spindle and freestanding distaff in a room full of rats.

    St. Therese of Lisieux


    St. Joan of Arc icon adaptation by Theophilia.

    Arturo Olivas. Santa Barbara.

    Saint Jerome, fifteenth century, Workshop of Antonio Vivarini; Jerome is portrayed with his symbolic attributes, including a cardinal's robes, a model church, a book and a lion. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    St. Anthony the Abbot - patron of domestic animals, basket makers, grocers, swine, butchers

    Saint Fiacre - patron of herbalists, potters, florists, gardeners

    Very little is known about Julian's personal life, including her birth name. From her texts, she was determined to probably have been born around 1342-43,[2] and to have died at 1416, or sometime shortly thereafter. Julian believed that sin was necessary in life because it brings one to self-knowledge, which leads to acceptance of the role of God in one's life

    Saint Francis

    saint for kidneys | Saint Marina: The Protectress of Nephrology : OMHKSEA

    St Agnes of Montepulciano with Attributes, eighteenth century, Italian School

    st. antony said, 'whoever has not experienced temptation cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.' he even added, 'without temptations no one can be saved.'

    st. andrew, the 'first-called'

    Saint Clare of Assisi, German c.1450/1470, hand-coloured woodcut. Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA.

    Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks and Flower of the Algonquins

    Feast of St. Brigid

    Saints Perpetua and Felicitas (Felicity)

    link to very informative & interesting article - "The meaning of objects held by Saints in Icons" - iconreader.wordpr...

    St. Nicholas, patron of Sailors.

    St. Nicholas

    Saint Barbara 9x12 papers, stamps, oil pastel


    St. Melangell. Patron saint of rabbits, hares, small animals and the natural environment.